National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night 6th April
Thursday April 6, 7pm

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Thu 6th Apr 19:00

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes) as a transformed Malvolia. an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).

Tickets: £17.50

ROH Live: Jewels 12th April
Wednesday 12th April, 7.15pm

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Wed 12th Apr 19:15

George Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of ‘Emeralds’, while the fire of ‘Rubies’ comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in ‘Diamonds’.

Choreography: George Balanchine Conductor: Pavel Sorokin

Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins, incl. two intervals.

Tickets: £19.75

National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (12A) 20th April
Thursday 20 April, 7pm

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Thu 20th Apr 19:00

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.

David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

Duration: 3 hrs 20 mins 

Tickets: £17.50

Every Brilliant Thing 5th May
Friday 5th May, 8pm

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Fri 5th May 20:00

The worldwide smash hit is back on tour. You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy. You make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for. 1. Ice Cream 2. Kung Fu Movies 3. Burning Things 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose 5. Construction cranes 6. Me. 

A play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.  

“Heart-wrenching, hilarious… possibly one of the funniest plays you will ever see” The Guardian

Tickets: £13.20

National Theatre Live: Obsession (15) 11th May
Thursday 11th May, 7pm

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Thu 11th May 19:00

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. 

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart. 

Running time: 2 hours, no intervals

Tickets: £17.50

Sylvia 26th May
Friday 26th May, 8pm

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Fri 26th May 20:00

Sylvia Pankhurst has been called “the greatest Englishwoman of the twentieth century.” She trained as an artist, painting a series of pictures of working women and winning three scholarships, including a year in Venice. But when her mother and sister founded the WSPU (The Suffragettes) she gave up her art, to rouse the women of the East End to fight for the vote. 

In `Sylvia` her story is told against a background of 250 slides of her paintings, of locations in England and Europe, and of the people and events she knew. 

Lynx’s “gripping reminder of our own – very recent – past”, Times Educational Supplement, will be followed by an audience discussion led by Jacqueline Mulhallen, the author and actress.

Tickets: £13.20; £11 Students

Your Bard 9th June
Friday 9th June, 8pm

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Fri 9th Jun 20:00

Professor Nother is giving a talk about Shakespeare authorship in the function room at the Shakespeare pub – but he doesn’t believe the man from Stratford wrote those plays. That’s Will’s cue to kick the door off the hinges and defend his reputation. 

Come and meet the Bard himself and take the lid off a legend in your local. He’ll tell you all about his family, what it’s like on tour and the glory days at the Globe, Queen Elizabeth I, Christopher Marlowe and Ned Alleyn – you’ll meet them too. Intermingled with a few of his greatest hits - and maybe a sonnet or a song. There’s no fourth wall here – we’re all in this together! 

“The charismatic Collett commands the room in a truly intimate, funny and energetic performance that wraps us up in Shakespeare’s life and person” The Pitch, Kansas City

Tickets: £13.20

An Evening with Virginia McKenna, Hosted by Paul Jones 12th June
Monday 12th June, 7.30pm

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Mon 12th Jun 19:30

The Trustees of Cranleigh Arts Centre (registered charity no. 284186) invite you to a fundraising event. Our Patron Paul Jones, will host an interview with Actress Virginia McKenna.

Virginia’s leading film roles, include such classics as The Cruel Sea and A Town Like Alice, for which she won a British Academy Award for Best Actress. She is however, perhaps best remembered for her roles in Born Free (for which she won a Variety Club Best Actress Award), Ring of Bright Water and Carve Her Name with Pride. She has acted in a variety of theatre performances, written several books and recorded numerous plays for radio, as well as making TV appearances which include: Romeo and Juliet, The Camomile Lawn, Kavanagh QC, Darling Daisy, The Deep Blue Sea and The Whistleblower. 

Virginia and her late husband Bill Travers MBE, and eldest son Will Travers OBE, are founders of Born Free, the animal welfare and conservation charity. This is the 33rd anniversary of the foundation of the charity of which Virginia is a Trustee and Will is President. She was awarded the OBE in 2004 for her contribution to the arts and animal welfare. 

Photo credit: A Gotts 


Tickets £35

Royal Opera House Live: Otello 2nd July
Sunday 2nd July, 2pm

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Sun 2nd Jul 14:00

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner.

A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otellodraws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece, which is sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Running time: 2 hrs 45 mins

Tickets: £19.75

National Theatre Live: Salomé (15) 11th July
Tuesday 11th July, 7pm

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Tue 11th Jul 19:00

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

 ‘Epic. A near-perfect production.’ Guardian (on Les Blancs)

Running time: 3 hrs 20 mins

£17.50

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches 20th July
Thursday 20th July, 7pm

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Thu 20th Jul 19:00

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Running time: 3 hrs 45 mins

Tickets: £17.50

Just Say The Lines 24hr Musical 22nd July
Saturday 22nd July, 7.30pm

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Sat 22nd Jul 19:30

Want to see a full Broadway/West End musical with a cast of 30, singing and dancing their way into your hearts?

Well, Surrey’s original 24hr Musical people are ready to bring that to you – only they’re not telling you what it’s going to be. In fact, no one except the directing team will know until 24hrs before curtain up. That’s when the cast meet for the first time, get their scripts and begin rehearsals.

After seven years of successful and hilarious productions, you don’t want to miss this year’s not for the faint-of-heart 24hr Musical!

Tickets: £13.20; £11 Friends

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika 27th July
Thursday 27th July, 7pm

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Thu 27th Jul 19:00

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Running time: 3 hrs 45 mins

Tickets: £17.50

Outdoor Theatre: As You Like It 4th August
Friday 4th August, 7.30pm

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Fri 4th Aug 19:30

Following the success of last summer’s Much Ado About Nothing, critically acclaimed MadCap Theatre Productions return to Cranleigh with another open air comedy in the rectors garden of St Nicolas Church.

Dressed as a man, the exiled Rosalind is ready to begin a new life after escaping her foes in the dead of night. But, when she meets the love-sick Orlando, her disguise soon becomes more of a curse than a blessing.

Shakespeare is always made understandable and enjoyable with MadCap’s fun, fast-paced and entertaining staging that combines comedy, music, dance and physicality.

Bring some chairs and a picnic as this will be an evening not to be missed!

This event is kindly sponsored by Informed Choice.

Tickets: £13.20; £11 Students; £44 Family

Wine Tasting and Jazz 11th August
Friday 11th August, 6.30pm - 10pm

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Fri 11th Aug 18:30

The Trustees of Cranleigh Arts Centre (registered charity no. 284186) invite you to a fundraising event.

Boxwood & Broom, Cranleigh's local wine merchant will be pouring 20 wines on the evening, which will be paired with a range of local cheese, local produce and blissful Jazz.

From local organic fizz to old world classics and new world wonders, making this a friendly and sociable evening, in the cool Jack Wagg auditorium.

All wines available to purchase.

Tickets: £20