What is the Universe Really Made Of? 3rd June
Friday 3 June, 8pm

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Fri 3rd Jun 20:00

A talk presented by Professor Alan Smith, Associate Director of Programmes and Head of Detector Physics at UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory.

Professor Alan Smith will describe the very wide and sometimes extraordinary variety of "stuff" that makes up our universe - from the quantum to the cosmological. Without maths (a promise!) he will link what we see around us today to some of the most violent events that nature can muster, including black holes, neutron stars, dark matter and dark energy.

The funds raised by this event will be donated to Cranleigh Arts Centre's Target 25 Fundraising scheme.

Tickets: £12.00

National Theatre Live presents: The Audience (12A) (Encore) 9th June
Thursday 9 June, 7pm

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Thu 9th Jun 19:00

Winner of three Tony Awards® and two Olivier Awards, the original West End production featuring Helen Mirren’s multi-award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II - returns to cinemas in celebration of the monarch’s 90th birthday.

From Winston Churchill, to Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal.

Running time: 3 hours (20 minute interval)

Tickets: £17.50

An Evening with The Hurtwood Acting Company 24th June
Friday 24 June, 7:30pm

Fri 24th Jun 19:30

Hurtwood House return for another year to showcase some of their finest first year acting talent under the direction Ezra Hjalmarsson.

Tickets: £11.00

Branagh Theatre Delayed Live Screening: Romeo and Juliet (12A) 8th July
Friday 8 July, 7:00pm

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Fri 8th Jul 19:00

Branagh and his creative team present a modern passionate version of Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love.

A longstanding feud between Verona’s Montague and Capulet families brings about devastating consequences for Romeo and Juliet the two young lovers caught in the conflict.

Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet and Sir Derek Jacobi as Mercutio.

Running Time: 3hr 30mins

Tickets: £17.50

Almeida Theatre Live: Richard III (12A) 21st July
Thursday 21 July, 7pm

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Thu 21st Jul 19:00

The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut with an explosive new adaptation of Richard III, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret.
War-torn England is reeling after years of bitter conflict. King Edward is ailing, and as political unrest begins to stir once more, Edward’s brother Richard – vicious in war, despised in peacetime – awaits the opportunity to seize his brother’s crown. 
Through the malevolent Richard, Shakespeare examines the all-consuming nature of the desire for power amid a society riddled by conflict. Olivier-winning director Rupert Goold’s (Macbeth, King Charles III) searing new production hones a microscopic focus on the mythology surrounding a monarch whose machinations are inextricably woven into the fabric of British history.

Duration 3 hours 30 minutes (TBC)


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

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