Surrey Life Theatre Trail 2013
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Every year, we team up with some of the best theatres in Surrey to highlight the pick of their upcoming productions - and bring you great reader offers along the way
London Road, Guildford GU1 2AA
Box office: 0844 770 1 797
Since opening in 2011, G Live has hosted everything from international orchestras to New Year’s Eve balls, hilarious comedians to rock ‘n’ roll legends.
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The quickest selling show at the venue was Paul Weller who sold out in 10 minutes when the Ticket Desk received over 10,000 calls. Weller had always said that when the new entertainment venue was built he’d play again in his home county and the G Live staff held him to his word! G Live is quickly becoming a favourite amongst performers with the classical cellist Julian Lloyd Webber describing it as a “vibrant new arts centre”.
Comedian, novelist, actor, broadcaster, university chancellor, show-off and national treasure, Sandi Toksvig returns to G Live on Friday October 25 at 8pm after her previous sell-out performance.
Led by three former Phantoms of the Opera, the Three Phantoms will take you on a thrilling ride of musical theatre hits from the West End and Broadway on Tuesday November 12 at 8pm.
Seen by over 22 million people worldwide, the West End sensation Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is coming to Guildford from Thursday November 28 to Saturday November 30 (times vary).
G Live is inviting readers to hear their world-class acoustics at their best when the Czech National Symphony Orchestra performs an evening of Strauss, Grieg and Dvo?ák on Wednesday November 27. Use the promo code GLiveCzech241 to get two-for-one tickets when booking tickets online, by phone or in person. The offer is not available on previously booked tickets and is subject to availability.
The Harlequin Theatre & Cinema
The Warwick Quadrant, Redhill RH1 1NN
Box office: 01737 276500
Built in 1986, The Harlequin Theatre is named after the ‘commedia dell’arte’ character and is a fantastic entertainment venue in the heart of Redhill.
Recent highlights on the big stage include Pam Ayres, Harry Hill, Elkie Brooks, Mark Steel, The Circus of Horrors, Horrible Histories and Tim Vine.
Their Waller Cinema shows all the latest big screen releases at very reasonable prices. The Saturday Morning Cinema Club screenings (term-time) provide some family favourites or, if you have a new addition to your family, the Baby Club screenings allow you to take your little one without the worry of disturbing others.
Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror Picture Show on Thursday October 31 at 7.30pm.
Chris Packham: Wild Night Out on Tuesday November 5 at 7.30pm.
Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on Tuesday November 26 at 7.30pm.
Get two tickets for the price of one for Much Ado About Nothing on Tuesday November 26 at 7.30pm. Simply quote Surrey Life when booking. Cheapest ticket is free, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer and not applicable on tickets already purchased. Offer available over the phone and in person.
Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG
Box office: 01306 881717
Having been built for several local organisations, including the Leith Hill Musical Festival, Dorking Halls opened in 1931. Following a major refurbishment in 1997, the venue now combines very modern facilities with the ambience and style of the original art deco building. In recent years, Dorking Halls has built up an enviable reputation as one of the leading venues in the region to see the best in comedy talent, playing host to many top comedians including Russell Brand and Micky Flanagan. In addition to live entertainment, the venue now has three digital cinema screens, too, showing new films every day.
Following a smash hit UK tour in 2012, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is back in this ground-breaking new stage production on Sunday November 3 at 7.30pm.
After last season’s successful performances of Madam Butterfly and Swan Lake, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back with The Nutcracker on Thursday November 21 at 8pm with a large, live orchestra.
The Halls welcomes rock band The Darkness on Wednesday December 11 at 7pm as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of their number one debut album Permission to Land.
Get two tickets for the price of one to this year’s pantomime, Aladdin, on Friday December 27 at 7pm. Seats must be booked and paid for by Thursday October 31.
The Electric Theatre
Onslow Street, Guildford GU1 4SZ
Box office: 01483 444789
Celebrating its centenary this year, The Electric Theatre is housed in an old electricity works built in 1913. A number of the original features remain in the auditorium to this day. This popular venue is home to a number of festivals and events, including an international film festival three times a year, a half-term family festival packed full of events, the Guildford Book Festival and spring music festivals. Alongside this is their usual programme of comedy clubs, live music, musicals, plays and everything in between.
A festival week full of events suitable for families with children aged from newborn up to eight years takes place from Monday October 28 to Saturday November 2.
The much-loved TV comic Lee Hurst will be unpicking the things that rile us and make us want to scream, in his hotly-anticipated UK tour, on Thursday November 28 at 8pm.
The hit improv musical theatre show The Showstoppers comes to Guildford on Saturday November 30 at 7.30pm – all-singing, all-dancing and very funny.
Buy one ticket and get a second for £5 (normally £12) for Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD on Thursday November 7 at 8pm.
Bridge Square, Farnham GU9 7QR
Box office: 01252 745444
As well as a regular programme of live theatre that takes place at the Maltings, this thriving venue also has a number of associate and resident theatre companies whose work they produce, commission and tour, not only across the UK but around the world. These artists are some of the most exciting theatre makers currently working across south-east England. The Maltings tour their work to such prestigious venues as the National Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre and Soho Theatre, festivals such as Latitude and the Edinburgh Fringe, and internationally to places including Canada, Australia and across Europe.
A pocket-sized version of The Merchant of Venice, the Bard’s uncompromising tale of greed and revenge, by acclaimed all-male theatre company Propeller, comes to the Maltings on Thursday October 3 at 7.30pm.
The Sell a Door theatre Company will present Ghosts by the acclaimed Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen on Thursday October 17 at 7.30pm.
The critically acclaimed theatre company Transport reinvents Shakespeare’s As You Like It on Thursday November 7 at 7.30pm.
Farnham Maltings would like to offer Surrey Life readers £2 off the ticket price of any of their shows in their autumn 2013 theatre season. To take advantage of this special offer, simply quote the reference code TM2013 at the time of booking your tickets.