Much Ado About Nothing - outdoor theatre 5th August
Friday 5 August 7.30pm

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Fri 5th Aug 19:30

An open air production staged on the Vicarage Lawn, St Nicolas Church, Cranleigh, next to the Arts Centre.

Critically acclaimed MadCap Theatre Productions present one of the Bard's finest comedies. Shakespeare is always enjoyable with MadCap's way of staging fun, fast-paced and entertaining theatre with a lot of 'Madcap' flair! Combining comedy, music, dance, stage combat and physicality with the original script.

Join us in a stunning outdoor setting, bring picnics and seating, just a short walk from the Arts Centre.

This production is sponsored by Informed Choice.


Tickets: £13.20; £11 Students

Wine Tasting & Jazz Fund Raising Evening 12th August
Friday 12 August, 6.30pm

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Fri 12th Aug 18:30

In association with Taurus Wines, the trustees of Cranleigh Arts Centre are hosting a wine tasting, fund raising evening. 

Come along and join us for a fun, social evening with chilled and mellow music provided by a jazz trio, plus a chance to taste over 40 different wines along with cheese, bread and nibbles. 

And if you fall in love with a wine on the night, you can order it on the evening from Taurus Wines with free local delivery within the next couple of days.

The evening will start at 6.30pm and finish at 10pm. Feel free to drop in at anytime.

See you there!

Funds raised will be used to sustain the charity Cranleigh Arts Centre’s art, entertainment and community activities (charity no. 284186)

Tickets:£20

National Theatre Live: The Deep Blue Sea 15th September
Thursday 15 September, 7pm

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Thu 15th Sep 19:00

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.

When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge.

Duration: 2hrs 30 mins

Tickets: £17.50

Fairly Tales Presented by 'AndOn Theatre 8th October
Saturday 8th October, 4 - 5pm

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Sat 8th Oct 14:00

'AndOn Theatre welcomes you to the land of The Fairly Tale: a twist and a blend of your fairytale friends. See our most well-known and beloved stories take on new meaning as they spring from the page in this fast-paced scribble of a show.

Full of fun and full of adventure, Fairly Tales shows you how illustrations tell stories, how stories come to life, and how life leads to learning through the journeys we take.

Suitable for 4 yrs +.

Tickets: £8.80 Adults; £5.50 Children

Little Pigs - Children's theatre 25th October
Tuesday 25 October, 2pm

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Tue 25th Oct 14:00

The classic tale of ‘The 3 Little Pigs’ is re imagined with puppets!

Journey through the forest and meet the many woodland creatures hiding from The Big Bad Wolf, can you help stop him from huffing and puffing and blowing their houses down?

The adventure is brought to life with singing, dancing and family fun from children’s puppet company CAPTCHA theatre!

Please bring a cushion for the performance!

Tickets: £8.80 Adults; £5.50 Children

Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer (12A) 27th October
Thursday 27 October, 7.15pm

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Thu 27th Oct 19:15

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborneʼs modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment.

Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the unforgettable Archie Rice, with John Hurt as Billy Rice in the final production for Plays at the Garrick season.


Tickets: £17.50

Filming War Horse the Movie: A Talk by Andy Robertshaw 9th November
Wed 9 November, 8pm

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Wed 9th Nov 20:00

As the military consultant on Steven Spielberg's blockbuster, War Horse, Andrew Robertshaw was involved in the production of the film from the early days of the screenplay to the last day of filming. He even ended up with a small acting role!

Andrew is a leading military historian and archaeologist with particular expertise in trench warfare. He has made regular appearances on Channel 4's Time Team programme and has acted as an adviser on the BBC programme, Who Do You Think You Are? He is an honorary lecturer at University College London's School of Archaeology and was until recently the Director of the Royal Logistic Corps Museum in Surrey.

This year he has been working on a major archaeological project on the Somme. He has recreated a replica trench system which is popular with film crews and school parties and is open to anyone who wishes to experience life in a First World War trench


   

Tickets: £13.20

Austentatious 18th November
Friday 18 November, 8pm

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Fri 18th Nov 20:00

Austentatious are saddling the horses for a Grand Tour! Join the all-star cast as they improvise a brand new Jane Austen work before your very eyes, based on a single audience suggestion.

Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark. No two shows are ever the same! Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, Austentatious is a Regency treat. Hold on to your bonnets: this hilarious show is not to be missed. (Swooning guaranteed).

★★★★★ “…joyously performed” –The Times

★★★★ “A joy to behold” The Guardian

“A bravura slab of improvisation” – Independent

“Highly impressive” – Time Out


Tickets: £13.20; £11 Students

Blofeld & Baxter - Rogues on the Road 25th November
Friday 25 November, 8pm

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Fri 25th Nov 20:00

Blowers and Backers are back with Rogues on the Road - a brand new show crammed full of even more wonderful (and occasionally outrageous) reminiscences and anecdotes from two extensive careers spent broadcasting around the globe.

Bastions of the beloved Test Match Special with over 80 years in the commentary box and touring the world between them, Henry and Peter have some tales to tell. The fun, games and outlandish characters from Ian Fleming to Noel Coward spread well beyond the confines of any cricket ground or studio.

"All that's missing is the distant knock of leather on willow'" ★★★★ (Times)

"A show that is not so much about the cricket as about what happens in the commentary box and beyond" (Telegraph)

"Some terrific tales" (Daily Mail)

Tickets: £20