NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15) 22nd February
Thursday 22 February, 7pm

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Thu 22nd Feb 19:00

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Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece `Cat on a Hot Tin Roof` played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of `A Streetcar Named Desire`, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.


On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

Duration: 3hrs 5mins

Tickets: £17.50


Meet the Author! Book Signing: Jeremy Elson 24th February
Saturday 24 February, 10am – 2pm

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Sat 24th Feb 10:00

Cranleigh author, Jeremy Elson, invites you to drop in and explore his debut book, Frank Penny and the Mystery of Ludlow Hums - the first in a series of original mystery/adventure stories for teens.

Make sure you take the opportunity to follow Frank and his companions as he finds himself on the trail of an ancient secret, hidden for centuries, that will change the world he lives in - forever.

Free drop-in

Meet the Author! Gareth P.Jones 24th February
Saturday 24 February, 10.30am

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Sat 24th Feb 10:30

Part of our Cranleigh Literary Festival, sponsored by Informed Choice

Blue Peter Award Winning author and multi-instrumentalist Gareth P Jones has appeared at festivals all over the world. Join him for a lively interactive performance, peppered with irreverent humour, unbridled energy and original songs inspired by his popular books. 

Gareth has written over 30 books for toddlers to teens so come and enter a world full of pirates, dinosaurs, pet defenders and terrible twins!

Tickets: £5

Poetry Workshop 1st March
Thursday 1 March, 7pm
 

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Thu 1st Mar 19:00

Part of our Cranleigh Literary Festival , sponsored by Informed Choice, and celebrating World Book Day.

Discover the world of ekphrastic poetry (poetry written in response to works of art) and develop your own masterpiece. The workshop is lead by author Claire Dyer whose published works include Eleven Rooms, Interference Effects and Falling for Gatsby

Participants will be given a prompt to inspire and develop their own pieces of writing. The session will conclude with readings from Claire's own work.

Why not share your creation at our Spoken Word Night on Friday 2 March

Tickets: £15

Meet the Author! Tim Albert - Top Tips for Writing a Memoir 1st March
Thursday 1 March, 7.30pm

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Thu 1st Mar 19:30

Have you been tempted to write about your life? In this talk, author and trainer Tim Albert will draw on his recent experience of doing just that - and offer some easy-to apply tips on how you can do the same. These will range from getting those first words down on paper to dealing with criticism. 

www.timalbert.co.uk

Tickets: £5

Spoken Word Night:1000 Monkeys 2nd March
Friday 2 March, 8pm – 10pm

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Fri 2nd Mar 20:00

Part of our Cranleigh Literary Festival, sponsored by Informed Choice. 

Take a seat, grab a drink and enjoy poetry readings featuring Dónall Dempsey, Kitty Coles, Kyle McHale, Ray Pool and Janice Dempsey and others.

There will be an open mic for readers from the audience. So come and share your own poems for up to 5 minutes at the mic. 

An informal evening of listening and sharing poems in a friendly atmosphere

Tickets: £5

Meet the Author! Book Signing:Jean Bonham 3rd March
Saturday 3 March,10am – 2pm

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Sat 3rd Mar 10:00

Discover the work of Cranleigh-based author Jean Bonham.

Her novel ‘Fireworks to Thailand’ tells the story of a young mother whose expectations of a happy family life were disappointed at every turn. With little option, she settled into married life with a possessive, controlling husband with whom she had very little in common. Happiness seemed to elude her but she strived to make the most of what she did have – two lovely children. Many years later and a chance meeting was about to turn her life upside down in more ways than one…

Free drop-in

The Art of Storytelling by Adrienne Dines 3rd March
Saturday 3 March, 3 - 4.30pm

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Sat 3rd Mar 15:00

Part of our Cranleigh Literary Festival, sponsored by Informed Choice

We all love a good story well told. In this light-hearted talk, you’ll learn what makes for successful heroes and villains, how to raise the stakes and what constitutes a ‘good' ending. 

Come along prepared to get involved and challenge the storyteller in you. Suitable for readers and writers alike.

Tickets: £10

ROH Live: Carmen 6th March
Tuesday 6 March, 6.45pm

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Tue 6th Mar 18:45

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form.

The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve - the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. For Carmen he has devised a far from traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

Sung in French with English subtitles.

Duration: 3hrs 20mins incl one interval

Tickets: £19.75


MoonBrella - morning 10th March
Saturday 10 March, 11am

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Sat 10th Mar 11:00

A multi-sensory theatre piece created especially for under 5s. MoonBrella charts the story of a brave umbrella who is whisked away to the moon and the boy who sets out to find his best friend. 

This production features plenty of interactive moments and includes songs, sounds, singing, silliness and many, many umbrellas! 

The show is approximately 35 minutes long and will be followed by discover-and-play time for children.

Supported by Arts Council England and Arts Partnership Surrey. 

All children must be accompanied by an adult, suitable for ages 18 months +

Tickets: £5; Free for accompanying adult

MoonBrella - afternoon 10th March
Saturday 10 March, 2pm

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Sat 10th Mar 14:00

A multi-sensory theatre piece created especially for under 5s. MoonBrella charts the story of a brave umbrella who is whisked away to the moon and the boy who sets out to find his best friend. 

This production features plenty of interactive moments and includes songs, sounds, singing, silliness and many, many umbrellas! 

The show is approximately 35 minutes longs and will be followed by discover-and-play time for children.

Supported by Arts Council England and Arts Partnership Surrey. 

All children must be accompanied by an adult, suitable for ages 18 months +

Tickets: £5; Free for accompanying adult

A Necessary Woman 17th March
Saturday 17 March, 8pm

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Sat 17th Mar 20:00

Sunday 2 April, 1911, Census Night. The Government continue to ignore the burning question of female suffrage. Women up and down the Country prepare to avoid and evade the census as a protest and challenge to authority. “No Vote, no Census!” is their battle cry. 

Suffragette Emily Davison has concealed herself in a cleaning cupboard, in the crypt beneath the Palace of Westminster. Emily plans a daring and courageous act in Parliament for Monday morning, but with a greater police presence and security tighter than usual, will she achieve her ambition before she is caught and returned to prison? 

Based on a true event to celebrate the 2018 suffrage centenary. Includes a post-show Q & A with the performers.

Tickets: £13.50


NT Live: Julius Caesar 22nd March
Thursday 22 March, 7pm

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Thu 22nd Mar 19:00

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder plays Caesar, and David Morrissey is Mark Antony. 

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. 

Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Tickets: £17.50


Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired SOLD OUT 29th March
Thursday 29th March, 7.30pm

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Thu 29th Mar 19:30
Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld has hung up his microphone after 50 years commentating on international cricket.

The cherished golden voice of cricket has decided to celebrate by touring the country with his brand-new show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio! 

Don’t miss the chance to wave a bat in honour to the last bastion of the original Test Match Special team; the team who made it the much-loved programme it is today. The summers of cricket will never be the same without our ‘Dear Old Thing’.

Tickets: £22.00

GSC Bard Walk Documentary Film and Talk 11th April
Wednesday 11 April, 7.30pm

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Wed 11th Apr 19:30

Last year, Guildford Shakespeare Company Co-Founder Matt Pinches embarked on the 146-mile journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to Shakespeare’s Globe in London - a route once followed by Shakespeare himself. During the walk Matt was given exclusive access to film in both the Shakespeare Birthplace and The Painted Room in Oxford - where Shakespeare reputedly broke his journey. 

Find out about the trials facing travellers in the Elizabethan period and the rise of the playhouses in this special charity screening of GSC’s Bard Walk film, with introductory talk and Q&A from Matt Pinches.

Tickets: £10

The King Lear 27th April
Friday 27 April, 7.30pm

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Fri 27th Apr 19:30

"When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools." 

When the landlord of “THE KING LEAR” announces his retirement and the division of his “kingdom” between his daughters he imitates his famous namesake and demands to know which of them loves him the most. 

He unleashes a playful, irreverent interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. Set not in Stratford-Upon-Avon but in a pub!

Tickets: £13.50

NT Live: Macbeth 10th May
Thursday 10 May, 7pm

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Thu 10th May 19:00

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. 

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. 

Tickets: £17.50

Old Herbaceous 18th May
Friday 18 May, 7.30pm

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Fri 18th May 19:30

Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants - a charming one man play which has entranced sell-out audiences around the country. 

Renowned actor Giles Shenton truly lives the part of the legendary Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar, inviting you to feel included in a private chat from a bygone, comforting age. 

"Wonderful production...Downton Abbey with gardening tips" Surrey Advertiser 
"Not to be missed" BBC Radio Kent

Tickets: £13.50

James Phelan: Trickster (magic) 1st June
Friday 1 June, 8pm
 

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Fri 1st Jun 20:00

James Phelan presents his unique magical prank show that is both jaw-dropping and laugh out loud funny, described as ‘extraordinary’ in The Mirror and ‘legendary’ by The Sun. 

A show where anything can happen - and quite often does. People are tricked, phones are destroyed, needles are swallowed - no-one is safe. Nephew of the late Paul Daniels and Strictly Come Dancing’s Debbie McGee - don't miss this night of hilarious mind-blowing entertainment.

Tickets:£14.50

Wuthering Heights 7th June
Thursday 7 June, 7.30pm

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Thu 7th Jun 19:30

‘Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.’ When Cathy’s father brings home an orphaned Heathcliff, the effect will echo for generations.

Emily Bronte’s only novel is a timeless Gothic classic of passionate love, revenge and despair. Shropshire-based Hotbuckle Theatre Company bring their unique magic to this powerful and emotional story. 

‘Perfect theatre with seemingly no effort at all’ BBC Radio Shropshire 

Tickets: £13.50

Hurtwood House Showcase 22nd June
Friday 22 June, 7.30pm
 

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Fri 22nd Jun 19:30
Come along and enjoy a dramatic presentation from some of the sixth form students involved in the Acting Company at Hurtwood School.

£11

A Dance for all Seasons 30th June
Saturday 30 June, 7.30pm
 

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Sat 30th Jun 19:30
An evening of dance and music presented by Quicksilver Dance Company and special guests. Featuring dance from across the genres, from lyrical jazz and ballet, to contemporary folk and Spanish. 

Quicksilver is a Surrey-based dance performance company for dancers aged fifty and above, with no sell-by date! Our aim is to celebrate life through dance, to entertain and to encourage dance for all ages. 

"With their energy and artistry, Quicksilver prove that dancing in later life can be dynamic, beautiful and fun!" - Celia Imrie, Actress and Quicksilver Patron

Tickets:£15