NT Live: King Lear (12A) 27th September
Thursday 27 September, 7pm

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Thu 27th Sep 19:00

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. 

Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. 

★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production` Daily Telegraph

Running time: 3hrs 40mins 

***Please note that King Lear will contain strobe lighting***

Tickets: £17.50


Perfectly Imperfect Woman 5th October
Friday 5 October, 8pm

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Fri 5th Oct 20:00

Multi-award-winning storyteller Danyah Miller explores what drives us to want to live perfect lives as mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, bread-winners. What makes us want to be perfect? What is so bad about imperfection anyway? 

This is a theatrical storytelling show with a dash of ‘stand-up’ thrown in. It’s universal and archetypal whilst also being personal, as Danyah searches for a richer understanding of perfection and what it means to accept imperfection in order to connect more deeply to her female line. The show examines the often complex relationship between mothers and daughters and the challenge of discovering you may have more in common with your female ancestors than you care to admit.  Age 14+

'Straight from the heart... storytelling at it's finest' 

★★★★ Broadway Baby


‘A truly beautiful piece of theatre that touched my heart’

 Sian Bayley Edfringe Review


Running time: 60 minutes


Tickets: £12


Only Fools and Boycie, featuring John Challis 13th October
Saturday 13 October, 7.30pm

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Sat 13th Oct 19:30

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. 


Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics. 

Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay. 

Running time: 90mins + 20mins interval 

Tickets: £18.50


Ben Law - The Craft of a Woodsman 23rd October
Tuesday 23 October, 7.30pm

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Tue 23rd Oct 19:30

Join woodsman and author Ben Law as he takes you on a journey to ‘Prickly Nut Wood’, his home and place of work for the past 27 years. This illustrated talk takes you through the seasonal cycle of working wood and the range of traditional and modern crafts that Ben creates, along with the benefits this brings to biodiversity in the woodland. 

From the humble wooden spoon to Kevin McCloud’s favourite Grand Design, the diversity of produce and way of life set a benchmark for future patterns of woodland management. Ben will be signing his latest book ‘Woodland Workshop’ after the event.

Tickets:£7


Supersonic Science Show 25th October
Thursday 25 October, 2pm - 3pm

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Thu 25th Oct 14:00
An action packed and fun-filled show. Enjoy one hour of back-to-back science experiments with everything from flying potatoes, electrifying Barbie, exploding cotton, glowing gherkins to giant smoke rings! A thrilling interactive show for the whole family – not to be missed! 

Tickets £6, available from 

 

Children's Theatre: Egg & Spoon - Morning Show 27th October
Saturday 27 October, 11.30am

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Sat 27th Oct 11:30

Egg and Spoon is an interactive romp through the seasons where you come in and out of our magic circle and get to open all the gifts of nature. Percy and April get you settled on our comfortable cushions and introduce you to Birdy, still hiding in his glowing egg. We have to wait till Spring if we want to see him so it’s time to begin our hands-on journey through the year. We’ll run through the rain and the falling leaves and sleep under the snow 'till the sun wakes us up for the butterfly party. 

Suitable for under 5s
Approx running time: 45 minutes

Tickets:£8 Child: £9 Adult


Children's Theatre: Egg & Spoon - Afternoon Show 27th October
Saturday 27th October, 2pm

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Times:
Sat 27th Oct 14:00

Egg and Spoon is an interactive romp through the seasons where you come in and out of our magic circle and get to open all the gifts of nature. Percy and April get you settled on our comfortable cushions and introduce you to Birdy, still hiding in his glowing egg. We have to wait till Spring if we want to see him so it’s time to begin our hands-on journey through the year. We’ll run through the rain and the falling leaves and sleep under the snow 'till the sun wakes us up for the butterfly party. 

Suitable for under 5s 
Approx running time: 45 minutes

Tickets: £8 Child; £9 Adult

NT Live: Allelujah! 1st November
Thursday 1 November, 7pm

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Thu 1st Nov 19:00

‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ Independent 

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema. 

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. 

Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner. 

Letterpress graphic by Alan Kitching, art directed by Michael Mayhew.

Tickets: £17.50


Surrey on Film 1914 - 1953: A Community in Peace and War 14th November
Wednesday 14 November, 7.30pm

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Wed 14th Nov 19:30

Join Surrey History Centre archivist, Sarah Gray, for a fascinating talk featuring early footage of the county and exploring what it tells us about Surrey's past.  You will see a remarkable compilation of rare moving images showing Surrey towns, villages and families in the first half of the twentieth century, celebrating in times of peace and coming together in response to the stress of two world wars.

Tickets:£7

Remembrance Day Spoken Word 16th November
Friday 16 November, 7.30pm

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Fri 16th Nov 19:30
Join Cranleigh Writers Group and The 1000 Monkeys for an evening of celebration marking 100 years since the end of the First World War. The theme is ‘Remembrance’ and you are invited to share a poem of your own, read one of your favourites or simply sit back and enjoy the magic of spoken word.

The winning piece from our Creative Writing Competition will be shared, alongside readings from local published poets, examples of some of the nation's favourite WWI poetry and live performances of music composed during the war.

Free Entry

NT Live: The Madness of George III (12A) 20th November
Tuesday 20 November, 7pm

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Tue 20th Nov 19:00

Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance) star in Alan Bennett's multi-award-winning play. 

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man. 

Running time: 3hrs 30mins

Tickets: £17.50

Surrey Youth Theatre Christmas Show 5th December
Wednesday 5 December, 7pm

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Wed 5th Dec 19:00

Everything you see on stage will be devised and performed by the students of SYT. It is a thrilling experience for them. Using themes, emotions, situations and locations, the show will be 30 minutes of rollercoaster emotions.

Tickets:£8

`A Dickens of a Christmas` 8th December
Saturday 8 December, 10.30am - 12.30pm

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Sat 8th Dec 10:30
The Arts Society Cranleigh, invites you to an amazing opportunity to have a Dickensian experience with conjuring, magic and illusion from Bertie Pearce, a member of the Inner Magic Circle, with Gold Star. You will be highly amused, entertained and bewitched, a great start to the festive season. Refreshments will be available.
 
Note: Booking for this event is through a third party. Reserve a place by calling Liz Trickett on 01483 274527

Free Entry (with a collection for Young Arts in Cranleigh)

Sleeping Beauty Panto - Evening show 8th December
Saturday 8 December, 7pm

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Sat 8th Dec 19:00

Join us this Christmas for the pantomime of your dreams! Help Prince Valentine defeat the evil fairy, Malevola and wake Sleeping Beauty with true loves kiss.

‘Sleeping Beauty’ promises to be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever! Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, audience participation and all the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime! This fun-filled extravaganza is guaranteed to delight the whole family. 

Approximate running time: 1 hour 50 minutes, including interval

Tickets:£14.50 Adult; £12 Child; £48 Family of 4

Sleeping Beauty Panto - Afternoon show 9th December
Sunday 9 December, 2.30pm

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Sun 9th Dec 14:30

Join us this Christmas for the pantomime of your dreams! Help Prince Valentine defeat the evil fairy, Malevola and wake Sleeping Beauty with true loves kiss.

‘Sleeping Beauty’ promises to be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever! Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, audience participation and all the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime! This fun-filled extravaganza is guaranteed to delight the whole family. 

Approximate running time: 1 hour 50 minutes, including interval

Tickets:£14.50 Adult; £12 Child; £48 Family of 4

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


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