NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra (12A) 20th December
Thursday 20 December, 7pm

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Thu 20th Dec 19:00

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. 

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Running time: 3 hrs 40mins

Tickets: £17.50

The Golden Age of Islam 10th January
Thursday 10 January, 7.30pm

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Thu 10th Jan 19:30

Why are we able to use geometry or study Aristolian philosophy? When did doctors first learn to isolate infectious patients or remove healthy tissue around a malignant tumour? The ancient knowledge was gathered and enhanced during the Islamic Golden Age of the 7th - 15th centuries AD. Join local historian Dr Judie English for a fascinating talk outlining the discoveries of some of the polymaths and the waxing and waning of the culture which supported them.


NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (12A) 15th January
Tuesday 15 January, 7pm

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Tue 15th Jan 19:00

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. Estimated duration: 150 minutes


Shivers (14+) 25th January
By Adam Z. Robinson Friday 25 January, 7.30pm

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Fri 25th Jan 19:30

A trio of thrilling new ghost stories, set to the haunting sounds of the violin. The Book of Darkness & Light contains some of the most chilling tales ever told. Supernatural mysteries stir from its pages. You feel a prickle on your neck. Your blood stills. A monstrous thing creeps in the shadows. Is it all in your mind? A trick of the light? Or something far more sinister? One thing is for certain: these stories will give you shivers. Co-production by Harrogate Theatre, Square Chapel Arts Centre & LittleMighty. “A uniquely terrifying experience” The Spooky Isles


NT Live: I’m Not Running 31st January
Thursday 31 January, 7pm

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Thu 31st Jan 19:00

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare? Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight.


Fagin? 15th February
Friday 15 February, 7.30pm

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Fri 15th Feb 19:30

Who was Fagin? Was he the Fagin in Dickens' Oliver Twist? Was he the Fagin in Oliver! the musical? Was he based on a real-life character? Join Fagin as he reviews his situation during his final night in prison before being hanged. As madness envelops him he is ‘visited’ by some old acquaintances. Find out who he really was and how he ended up as one of the best known, yet unknown, of Dickens' characters. Think you know Fagin? Think again. Written and directed by Simon Downing; starring Keith Hill, Giles Shenton and Georgia Butt and produced by Kick in The Head. “Impeccable performances” The Reviews Hub


ROH Live: Don Quixote 19th February
Tuesday 19 February, 7.15pm

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Tue 19th Feb 19:15

Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta’s vibrant production of this dazzling ballet. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri. The vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique. Approximate running time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including one interval.


Literary Festival Launch & Spoken Word Night 5th March
Tuesday 5 March, 7.30pm

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Tue 5th Mar 19:30
Join us and celebrate the opening of the Cranleigh Literary Festival 2019! Get a drink, take a seat, hear about all the amazing events taking place. This will be followed by poetry readings from the 1000 Monkeys and Cranleigh Writer’s Group with an open mic for readers from the audience.

Free entry

Where is Mrs Christie? 6th March
Wednesday 6 March, 7.30pm

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Wed 6th Mar 19:30

In 1926, Agatha Christie was at the centre of a mystery as perplexing as any of her fiction, a series of events which sparked one of the biggest police hunts in history. Her crashed car was discovered in Surrey and the author was missing for eleven days. Did Agatha Christie suffer from amnesia? Was it a publicity stunt? Or was there a darker secret involved in this disappearance? In actor Liz Grand’s new one-woman show ‘Where Is Mrs Christie?’ the answers will be revealed! Performance sponsored by Informed Choice


Talk: Am I a Writer? 7th March
Thursday 7 March, 7.30pm

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Thu 7th Mar 19:30

Adrienne Dines is an author, speaker and creative writing tutor, who works with preachers, prisoners and other published authors to hone the craft of storytelling. Whether you are a complete beginner or a writer in need of some guidance and support, her very interactive workshops and talks are guaranteed to get you writing!


Ian McMillan & Luke Carver Goss: Between You & Me 8th March
Friday 8 March, 7.30pm

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Fri 8th Mar 19:30

Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music & breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air! Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb. He’s Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, The Academy of Urbanism and, until recently, English National Opera. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary. ‘Luke Carver Goss is a composer who creates big worlds of sound... British music at its most ingenious’ (The Guardian). He has recorded & performed with the acclaimed Carver Trio, The Ian McMillan Orchestra, Tea Hodzic, Tina May and Daniel Morden. 

“one of the best evenings of entertainment I have ever experienced” Clwyd Theatr Cymru 

“world-class – one of today’s greatest poetry performers” Carol Ann Duffy

 “joyous ... great wit” Songlines


Talk (Literary Festival): How to Get Published by Daisy White 9th March
Saturday 9 March, 10.30am – 11.30am

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Sat 9th Mar 10:30

Join multi- award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, and author Daisy White for a talk covering all there is to know about getting published - including suggestions of publishing routes and marketing. In 2017 Daisy signed a four book deal with one of the UK’s largest independent crime publishers, Joffe Books, and in 2018 she signed a two book deal with HarperCollins imprint HQ Digital. ‘Remember Me’, her first psychological thriller, is out Feb 2019. 

£12 (or £20 for both of Daisy's talks)

Talk: How to Put Together a Winning Submission Package by Daisy White 9th March
Saturday 9 March, 12noon – 1.00pm

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Sat 9th Mar 12:00

Daisy loves to share her writing and inspire new writers to put pen to paper to start their own creative journey. In this talk, Daisy will share insider tips on how to put together a submission package which will get your writing noticed. You can follow on from her earlier talk ‘how to get published’ or simply come to hear her speak about this one fascinating aspect of the publishing process.

£12 (or £20 for both of Daisy's talks)

Bird’s Nest Billy - The Boy with Three Wishes 16th March
Saturday 16 March, 2pm

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Sat 16th Mar 14:00

Bird’s Nest Billy is an adventurous, playful show for 3-7 year olds and their grown-ups. One day when his best big brother is at school and Billy has no-one to play with, a magical bird chirps out of his curly, bird’s nest hair. The bird grants him 3 wishes... Fidget Theatre bring Billy’s fantastical wishes to life using imaginative storytelling, puppetry and playful audience interaction. Approximate duration 1 hour. 

It had lots of parts where we could join in - we could be part of the show too, I loved that because I was an actor too.” Year 2 pupil


Bugsy Malone 24th March
Sunday 24 March, 12.30pm & 5pm

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Sun 24th Mar 12:30

Come and see one of the best-loved musicals of all time, “Bugsy Malone”, by Phoenix Creative Arts’ Youth Theatre. Sing along to “Fat Sam’s Grand Slam” and “Bad Guys” and follow our unlikely hero as he gets mixed up in the gangster world – along with their famous splurge guns!

£16 Adult, £12.50 Child

ROH Live: La Forza del Destino 2nd April
Tuesday 2 April, 6.15pm

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Tue 2nd Apr 18:15

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La Forza Del Destino an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. 

Approximate running time: 4 hours, 15 minutes including two intervals. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.


David Gower: On The Front Foot 6th April
Saturday 6 April, 7.30pm

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Sat 6th Apr 19:30

David Gower, the legendary former England cricket Captain is taking guard before running between venues on a UK theatre tour. Often described as one of the most stylish left-handed batsmen of all time, the blond-haired 80s bombshell promises to share his thoughts on 2019’s Cricket World Cup and The Ashes, both of which are being battled out on UK soil in 2019. 

This is your chance to hear from the Sky Sports Cricket lead anchor before anyone else in 2019, a year that has every potential to be a one of the most memorable for the history of the game. Expect tales from captaining his national team to victory in the Ashes as well as memories flying that Tiger Moth over Queensland.

Tickets £21.20 

NT Live: All My Sons (12A) 14th May
Tuesday 14th May 2019, 7pm

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Tue 14th May 19:00

By Arthur Miller 
Directed by Jeremy Herrin

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. 

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare. 

 Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin). 

 All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong


Strictly Ann - An Evening with Ann Widdecombe 1st June
Saturday 1 June 2019, 7.30pm

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Sat 1st Jun 19:30

Sailing dangerously close to National Treasure status, one of the most outspoken politicians of our time embarks on her first ever national tour. Entertaining, enlightening and as controversial as you would expect, Margaret Thatcher and Craig Revel Horwood collide as Ann lifts the lid on life in Westminster and shares behind-the-scenes gossip from some of the nation’s best-loved programmes, including Strictly Come Dancing, Have I Got News For You and Celebrity Big Brother.

Tickets: £23