Book Swap Shop in the Crane Room 28th February
4th March
Tuesday 29 February to Saturday 4 March, daily from 12 noon to 4.30pm

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Tue 28th Feb 12:00
Sat 4th Mar 16:30

Bought a book and finished it? Not sure what to do with it? If you have read it, then swap it!

This year we are hosting a Book Swap Shop in our Crane Room. Drop in and pay a visit to the swapping station with any of your old or unwanted books, then exchange them for new titles that you haven’t read before. Feel inspired to read something you wouldn’t normally pick up, or take the chance to have a good clear out.

Any books still on our shelves at the end of the festival, will be donated to the Oxfam Bookshop in Cranleigh High Street.

Free event with donations to the Arts Centre welcome.

Free

Spoken Word Night Hosted by Cranleigh Arts Centre 28th February
Tuesday 28 February, 8pm
 

Times:
Tue 28th Feb 20:00

Cranleigh Arts brings you a special showcase of spoken word, poetry and literature. Our Crane Room will be transformed in to a lively book bar, so pop along for a drink or two!

We are opening the platform to everyone and aim to uncover new performance poets and spoken work artists. To enter, simply film yourself performing your piece (approx. 3 minutes) and send it to: beth@cranleighartscentre.org.

Deadline for entries is Friday 17th February.

Tickets £8

Royal Opera House Live: The Sleeping Beauty SOLD OUT 1st March
Wednesday 1 March, 7pm

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Wed 1st Mar 19:00

There is a 2nd, matinee showing on Sunday 5 March.

A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet's, The Sleeping Beauty, combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers.

First choreographed to Tchaikovsky's great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty, has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adage as Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess.

The Royal Ballet's landmark staging was revived for the Company's 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006.

Tickets: £19.75

Lindsey Bowden - Damn Fine Cherry Pie Interview 2nd March
Thursday 2nd March, 8pm

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Thu 2nd Mar 20:00

An Interview with author Lindsey Bowden, author of Damn Fine Cherry Pie and Other Recipes from TV’s Twin Peaks.

A Little Less Murder....A Little More Pie. Enjoy a taste of the cult classic TV series Twin Peaks, with more than 100 recipes inspired by the show’s scenes and characters—including Maple Ham Pancakes, Coffee Donuts, Icelandic Hangikjot, Percolator Fish Supper and Chocolate Chestnut Log.

Along the way you’ll discover fun facts and features, such as how to tie cherry stems in your mouth or how to fold origami owls—and a diner jukebox selection inspired by the show, that you can enjoy with a slice of damn fine cherry pie.

Tickets: £8

Chopping Chillies 3rd March
Friday 3 March, 8pm

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Fri 3rd Mar 20:00

A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016.

From Kerala to Camden, an epic, mystical tale of love, loss and soul-food. A cobbler and a cook concoct a delicious transcontinental enchantment, as tragedy and chance entwine. Katie dreams of curries and chapattis; Ajna, of holy souls and reincarnation...

A delightful, poetic, magical yarn that conjoins the spirit of India with the heart of London.

Written and performed by Clair Whitefield, directed by Olivier Award winner Guy Masterson.

"An extraordinary, humbling story of love, family, loss, grief, new beginnings and unexpected friendships." Edinburgh Guide, 2016

Tickets: £13.20; Students £11

Tania Szabó: Young Brave and Beautiful 4th March
Saturday 4 March, 8pm

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Sat 4th Mar 20:00

Tania Szabó will talk about her mother Violette Szabó GC, CdeG - her life, her missions in occupied France during World War Two, her incontestable bravery at all times and her relevance to our world of today.

Violette has become a legend of our times through film, television, magazines, monuments here and abroad, and books over the many years since the end of WWII.

Merchandise available.

Tickets: £11

Royal Opera House Live: The Sleeping Beauty Matinee 5th March
Sunday 5 March, 2pm

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Times:
Sun 5th Mar 14:00

A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet's, The Sleeping Beauty, combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers.

First choreographed to Tchaikovsky's great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty, has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adage as Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess.

The Royal Ballet's landmark staging was revived for the Company's 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006.

Tickets: £19.75

National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler (12A) 9th March
Thursday 9 March, 7pm

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Thu 9th Mar 19:00

“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...
 
Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.
 
Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.
 
Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

Running time: 210 minutes

Tickets: £17.50

A Regular Little Houdini 24th March
Friday 24 March, 8pm

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Fri 24th Mar 20:00

The scene, Edwardian Newport, South Wales: A dockworker's son, smitten by Harry Houdini, dreams of a life of magic, to unlock his shackles and his brutal Welsh working-class reality.

With his head full of folly, his parents struggle with their son’s eccentricity, but, he doggedly trains himself to emulate his hero on the industrial detritus in the bustling docks, and his relentless ambition finally brings him face-to-face with the world’s greatest showman - along with one of the most terrifying events in British industrial history.

Is it possible to follow one’s dreams in a world where poverty weighs you down like mud? An enchanting story that blurs the lines between childhood imagination and the cynicism of adulthood.

An extraordinary tale of hope, determination & magic! An Edinburgh Sell Out.

"A cracker!" Western Mail

"Spellbinding" San Diego Union Tribune

Tickets: £13.20; £11 Students

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, including 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: 3hrs 20mins 

Tickets: £17.50