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Published by nathan.rogers, 2018-12-14 11:29:04

Winter/Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 brochure

Keywords: theatre,music,arts,drama,performance

WHAT’S ON

WINTER /
SPRING 2019

Noise NextThetNDooioser
Nex
HUNDRED
WATT CLUB

PLUS...
MORGAN AND WEST

LIANE CARROLL AND CLAIRE MARTIN

HUNDRED WATT CLUB

CLOUDBUSTING

KATE DIMBLEBY
...AND MUCH MUCH MORE

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INFORMATION

BOX OFFICE OUR POLICIES

OPENING TIMES | Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Or until the • No babies in arms unless indicated.
start of the performance on performance nights. Sunday opening • Young children must have a valid ticket and occupy
times vary.
BY TELEPHONE 01483 501 200 a seat.
ONLINE www.electric.theatre • Please note that when the brochure states that a
BY POST | The Box Office, The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street,
Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4SZ. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Delta, production is suitable for children over a certain
Maestro, Electron and Solo cards. Please make cheques payable to age, The Electric Theatre will not knowingly
ACM Commercial Ltd. sell tickets for children younger than the age
CONCESSIONS | One discount per ticket applies. Concession suggested.
categories may include senior citizens, students, under 16s, • The Electric Theatre is a smoke-free venue.
disabled patrons (carers come free), job seekers, income support Smoking is permitted on the lower terrace and
recipients and Friends of The Electric Theatre. Appropriate ID plaza only. If in any doubt, please check with the
required. Please check individual events for the concessions offered. duty manager.
BOOKING FEES | For all performances at The Electric Theatre,
Guildford there is a Booking Fee of £1 (50p for tickets priced under Please contact us to request this brochure in an
£10) included in the advertised ticket price. alternative format.
POST MY TICKETS | We can post your tickets to you for the fee of £1.
FREE MAILING LIST | To receive regular copies of The Electric GETTING HERE | GU1 4SZ
Theatre brochure simply call the box office. To join our mailing list
please visit www.electric.theatre or call our box office on 01483 501 BY CAR | The A3 provides the main route into Guildford
200. (junction 10 of the M25). To get to the Theatre, follow
PROGRAMME CHANGES | All information given is correct at the signs for Guildford Town Centre from the A3, A25, A281,
time of going to print. The Electric Theatre reserves the right to A322, A323, A31 or A3100. We are located in the middle
make alterations to the programme as necessary. of the town centre one way system, in between the
Friary Shopping Centre and the River Wey, and next to
ACCESS INFORMATION The Rodboro Buildings which house Wetherspoon’s Free
House and The Academy of Contemporary Music.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS | The Electric Theatre aims to make its PARKING | The nearest car parks to the Electric Theatre
facilities accessible to all members of the community. There is are the Bedford Road and Farnham Road car parks.
level or ramped access to the auditorium, Café Bar and toilets. BY TRAIN | Guildford mainline Station is well served with
The auditorium can accommodate up to eight wheelchairs and train services from London (35 minutes from Waterloo
discounts for you and your companion are available. station) and the surroundings areas. The theatre is just a
HARD OF HEARING | The auditorium has the Sennheiser infra-red few minutes’ walk from the station, or alternatively there
sound enhancement system and headsets can be obtained from is a taxi rank just outside the station.
the Box Office prior to a performance. BY BUS | An extensive local bus service is available to and
GUIDE DOGS | Assistance dogs are welcome, please advise the from the Friary Bus Station, again a few minutes from the
Box Office when booking so that they can provide you with an theatre. Guildford also has a comprehensive Park and
appropriate seat in the auditorium. Ride system which may help with your visit. All Park and
FURTHER INFORMATION | Please let us know your requirements Ride buses will bring you to the Friary Bus Station.
when booking and we will strive to ON FOOT | From the town centre, there is an underpass
accommodate them. If you require the brochure in an between New Look and TK Maxx in Friary Street.
alternative format or language then please let us know. We also Alternatively, if you are coming from the Friary Shopping
have The Electric Theatre Visual Story, a pack to support children, Centre, Bus Station or Train Station, there are pedestrian
young people and adults with autism, communication difficulties, crossings.
other learning disabilities and those with English as a second BY BICYCLE | Bike racks are located alongside the
language. Theatre, just by the main entrance.

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WELCOME

Welcome to our Winter/Spring 2019 brochure, The beginning of March brings Theatre Reviva
to The Electric with WW1 play ‘Journey’s End’
If you have received this prior to the Christmas and London/Irish Productions will be bringing us
period then that is GREAT NEWS as it means that ‘Doubt’. Luke Jermay offers us his ‘Intuition’, The
you can purchase tickets for some of our wonderful Budapest Cafe Orchestra bring the finest Balkan
events as presents. This Winter/Spring we have an music this side of a Lada scrap heap and Box
absolute choc-a-bloc programme for you to enjoy! Tale Soup are coming to spook us out with their
atmospheric ‘Turn of the Screw’. Cloudbusting
January sees the return of our Film Festival. This return the theatre for the third year running (it’s
season features the film ‘Cold War’ which is hotly probably already sold out) and Scary Little Girls
tipped to be the Oscar Winning Foreign Language will be inviting you to spend the night at ‘Hotel du
film of 2019. We also have Morgan and West joining Chocolat’.
us with their ‘Parlour Tricks’ and The Friends of
The Electric Theatre will be holding their annual The Joanna School of Dance promenades us into
‘Quiz Night’. This evening is always lots of fun, plus April with ‘Come Alive’, which is followed by ‘The
you can bring your own picnic. January also sees Man In The Moon’ with Roald Dahl’s ‘Fantastic
the start of a new year of ‘ScripTease’ rehearsed Mr Fox’. This is their 21st Anniversary production
readings , ‘Circuit Comedy Clubs’ and of course and will feature a talented cast aged 5 to 19 years
‘Guildford Jazz - Jazz Cafés’. old. Semi-Toned were the winners of the BBC2
competition The Choir: Gareth’s Best in Britain
February kicks off with Surrey Mozart Players... and will be here to wow us with their creative
playing JAZZ! The concert will feature music and unique vocal acrobatics. Our ‘in-the-round’
by Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky alongside the mini festival kicks of with a special ScripTease
Waterman Jazz Trumpet Concerto which will be performance by Lynchpin Productions, continues
performed by Steve Waterman. Charlie Draper with comedian Nick Revell and culminates in a
and Paul Jackson will be here with a ‘Concert performance by Kate Dimbleby (daughter of David,
for Theremin and Piano’ which promises to be a granddaughter of Richard and niece of Jonathan)
unique classical experience. We also have Keith with her exuberant show ‘Sing Happy’. New York
James, singing the songs of Leonard Cohen and Cabaret artist Sabrina Chap teaches us ‘how to be
the absolutely glorious Liane Carroll and Claire a bad girl’ and ‘The Noise Next Door’ improvise not
Martin are coming to spend Valentine’s Day with one but two shows, for us.
us. Micawber Theatre are bringing their absolutely
insane ‘The Tale of Isaac Saddlesore’ to us for three I’m going for a lie down...
performances. Hodgepodge Theatre Company ...and this isn’t even all of it!
will be making the first of two appearances this
year with ‘Be Happy, Harry Hippo’. The Makeshift We hope to see you very soon,
Ensemble are bringing their ‘Sofa’ to the theatre.
We are also beyond pleased, to welcome the return Nate and The Electric Theatre Team
of ‘Hundred Watt Club’ and their unique mixture
or burlesque, comedy and cabaret. Then to end Electric Theatre Cafe Bar Events
the month we have ‘The Death Show’, a play that
approaches the grimmest of subject matters with
humour and wit!!

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THEE WOepeanr!e

CAFÉ The Electric Theatre Cafe Bar is a haven of
BAR relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the
town centre and a great place to unwind at the
end of a long day shopping or at the office.

Avoid the rush hour traffic by calling in for a
coffee or a drink; arrange to meet friends or make
use of our Free Wi-Fi to catch up online.

Opening Times for Spring 2019
For coffees and teas 10:00am - 5:00pm Mon - Sat
and from 6pm on performance days.

See ‘Diary at a glance’ for performance
information

The Cafe Bar Loyalty Card
If you’re a regular visitor. Why not pick up a
loyalty card…buy 9 hot drinks, and get the 10th
free! Just drop in to find out more. Did you know
that you can hire our Cafe Bar for your private
event, party, reception, meeting etc? Please
contact us for a quote.

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COMMUNITY CLASSES AND EVENTS

We have a number of regular groups and classes that meet at The Electric Theatre.

EVERY TUE EVERY SAT
AND THU
GUILDFORD
U3A BRIDGE THEATRE
CLUB SCHOOL

CAFÉ BAR | AUDITORIUM /
10am - 12noon FARLEY ROOM |
A course for complete 9.30am - 11.30am
beginners, those wanting a refresher, or those GTS runs classes for the Inters age group (11-14) in
wanting to learn a bidding system (ACOL), as well Drama and Singing at The Electric Theatre each
as social bridge for those wanting to practice. Visit week during term time.
www.guildfordu3a.org.uk for details. Further information about these and our other
classes for children aged 4-18 can be found at
EVERY WED www.guildfordtheatreschool.co.uk

KNIT AND TUE
NATTER
STORYPOCKET
CAFÉ BAR | THEATRE
10am - 12noon COMPANY
Do you love to knit
or crochet? Why not FARLEY ROOM |
drop into this friendly group to meet like-minded 8-10pm | £20
people! Tue 22nd Jan, Tue 26th
Feb, Tue 26th Mar, Tue 23rd Apr
WED
(SEE DATES ADULT DRAMA WORKSHOPS
BELOW) Delve into the magic of telling stories on stage.
Pick up a host of acting and directing tips.
SLING Explore a wide range of theatrical techniques.
LIBRARY The award-winning company, Story Pocket
Theatre in association with the Electric Theatre in
CAFÉ BAR | Guildford presents an exciting new programme
10am - 11.30am of adult drama workshops. Whether you are a
Jan - 9th & 23rd, Feb 6th & 27th, Mar 13th & 27th, veteran on stage or a complete rookie, there will
Apr 24th. be something for everyone in these masterclass
Browse a selection of baby carriers with support sessions. Subjects covered will include devising,
from trained volunteers, then hire to try at home. adapting, creating characters (including ideas
Drop-in sessions on alternate Wednesdays during for playing multiple roles). They will also be a
school term time. www.slingconnection.com/ supportive and fun way of sharing experiences and
guildford-sling-library ideas with others. For more details and to book a
place, contact: [email protected] or
call 07917 100771

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WOULD YOU LIKE
TO BE OUR FRIEND?

Are you passionate about The Electric • The opportunity to become an Electric
Theatre and want to show your support Theatre Usher and enjoy performances
for community arts? all year

Why not become one of the growing body of • The knowledge that your support helps us
Friends who actively support the work of the provide facilities and opportunities for the
Theatre? future of community performances

By becoming a member of the Friends of The Membership costs £15 per year, or £25 for
Electric Theatre you can benefit from: a joint membership, valid for 12 months
from date of purchase. Treat yourself or buy
• Discounted tickets for up to 10 membership as a gift for a friend.
productions per year for you and a friend
To join the Friends contact The Electric Theatre
• A 10% discount at The Electric Theatre team on 01483 501 200 or visit our website at
Café Bar www.electric.theatre/friends/

• Social events including an annual quiz
night, Christmas party and coffee
mornings

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Did you know you can hire spaces at The Electric
Theatre?

• A U D I T O R I U M (pictured) // 210 seats, End-
On or Cabaret style
• T H E FA R L E Y R O O M // 40 seats, suitable

for meetings, teaching rooms, rehearsals or

auditions

• 2 X D R E S S I N G R O O M S (pictured) // 10
seats, suitable for meetings, small rehearsals

• and auditions
C A F É B A R // 70 seats, catered events,

children’s parties, bring your social club!

For further information call us on 01483 501 200
or email [email protected]

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MON 7TH TO SAT 12TH JAN WED 9TH JAN AT 7:45PM
The Electric Film Festival offers a chance to see
recent art-house/foreign-language releases on WAJIB 96 mins - Palestine
the big screen. We pride ourselves on being the
only venue in Guildford that can offer this to A father and his estranged son must come
our audiences. This season we have films from together to hand deliver his daughter's wedding
countries such as Spain, The UK and Palestine. All invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian
tickets are only £5 (inclusive of booking fee). A custom, in this rousing family drama from
great way to kick start your cultural 2019. Annemarie Jacir (When I Saw You).

MON 7TH JAN AT 7:45PM THU 10TH JAN AT 7:45PM

SUMMER 1993 97 mins - Spain REINVENTING MARVIN

After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is 115 mins - France. A young man runs away from his
sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the family to become an actor.
countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her
mother and adapt to her new life. FR I 11T H JAN AT 7:45PM

TUE 8TH JAN AT 7:45PM COLD WAR 88 mins - Poland

THE CIAMBRA 118 mins - Italy A passionate love story between two people of
different backgrounds and temperaments, who
In A CIAMBRA, a small Romani community in are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to
Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. each other. Set against the background of the Cold
At 14, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and
easily slide between the region's factions - the Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in
local Italians, the African refugees and his fellow impossible times.
Romani. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo
everywhere, learning the necessary skills for life SAT 12TH JAN AT 7:45PM
on the streets of their hometown. When Cosimo
disappears and things start to go wrong, Pio THE HAPPY PRINCE 105 mins - UK
sets out to prove he's ready to step into his big
brother's shoes but soon finds himself faced with In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on
PanHOimTpOoCsRsiEbDleITd: eNcicisoiolenKtlheaint will show if he is truly his deathbed. The past floods back, taking him
ready to become a man. to other times and places. Was he once the most
famous man in London? The artist crucified by
a society that once worshipped him? Under the
microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt
to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance,
the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord
Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of
Robbie Ross, who tried and failed to save him from
himself. Travelling through Wilde's final act and
journeys through England, France and Italy, the
transience of lust is laid bare and the true riches of
love are revealed. It is a portrait of the dark side of a
genius who lived and died for love.

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Join us in our Cafe Bar for our
monthly ‘Circuit Comedy Club’.
Some of the best names in the
business will be on hand to tickle
your funny bones.

TUE 15TH JAN
8pm | Tickets £10

MARK PALMER Closing
TOM DEACON Opening
TBC Compere

Open spots:
1st - Trevor Bickles / 2nd - Steven
Whiteley

TUE 19TH FEB
8pm | Tickets £10

TIM CLARK Closing
SUNJAIR ARIF Opening
GEOFF WHITING Compere

Open spots:
1st - Abbie Edwards / 2nd - Mark
Docker

TUES 12TH MAR
8pm | Tickets £10

SUSAN MURRAY Closing
TOM HOUGHTON Opening
GEOFF WHITING Compere

Open spots:
1st - Yazz Fetto / 2nd - Neil Braeman

TUES 23RD APR
8pm | Tickets £10

MARK FELGATE Closing
DREW TAYLOR Opening
MATTHEW BAYLISS

Compere
Open spots: 1st - James Ellis /
2nd - Dylan Dodds

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GUILDFORD JAZZ - JAZZ CAFÉS

JAN - APR 2019

TUE 29TH JAN TUES 26TH FEB

LATIN JAZZ CAFÉ WITH QUINTO! SCREEN SIRENS WITH SUE
RICHARDSON
7:30pm | £16
A sizzling evening of Latin Jazz to start the 2019 7:30pm | £16
season at the Jazz Cafe! Sue Richardson and the Screen Sirens show
is a musical celebration of the golden age of
Quinto play the rhythms of Brazil and Cuba with a Hollywood. A night to don your glad rags and
Jazzy vibe, and their show includes classics such enjoy a musical soiree at the movies, in the
as Brazil, Mas Que Nada and songs by Antonio company of international artist Sue Richardson on
Carlos Jobim, as well as some originals. Featuring trumpet and vocals, her band & the screen idols
Portugese-born Raul D’Oliveira (who has worked from Hollywood’s glamorous heyday.
with such artists as Roberto Pla, Soundino de
Londres, Daniel Ponce, George Michael, Gil Evans, Sue brings a cast of beautiful, tempestuous women
Sting, Elton John, Joan Armatrading, Marvin Gaye), to life, including some of the movie industry’s top
and whose insatiable stage presence is matched leading ladies from the first talkies through to
only by his extraordinary skill on the trumpet and the technicolor 1950s, including Ginger Rogers,
flugelhorn, with an authentic and charismatic Marlene Dietrich, Betty Davis, Judy Garland, Rita
sound which inspires musicians and audience alike. Hayworth, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Carmen
Miranda, Audrey Hepburn and Doris Day. Meet
“Very entertaining, very lively and tons of energy both the beauties & the beasts & the popular Oscar
to get you moving” winning songs which helped to make them famous
- from films such as Gentlemen prefer Blondes, Top
Featuring Raul D’Oliveira (trumpet, vocals & Hat, Breakfast at Tiffany’s & The Wizard of Oz.
percussion), Terry Seabrook (piano), Tristan
Banks(drums), Marianne Windham (bass).

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TUE 19TH MAR TUE 30TH APR

TONY WOODS SARA DOWLING AND NIGEL PRICE

7:30pm | £16 7:30pm | £16
A very welcome return to the Jazz Cafe from An evening in the company of one of the most
acclaimed alto saxophonist Tony Woods and his exciting new singers to emerge on the British Jazz
quartet. scene SARA DOWLING and multi-award winning
jazz guitarist NIGEL PRICE.
“a deceptively reserved player with all kinds of Sara Dowling trained as a cellist (with accolades
hidden fires... full of surprises” including performances for Yo Yo Ma, Steven
John Fordham, The Guardian Isserlis, and a concerto performance with the Halle
Orchestra), she re-emerged as a singer in 2009
A graduate of Leeds College of Music and The and her 2015 debut album ‘From Shadows into
Guildhall School of Music, Tony Woods received Light’received a 5-star review from Jazz Journal
awards for saxophone, outstanding performance (“A vocal with timeless quality”) and album of the
and the soloist’s prize at the Dunkirk International month from Jazz Views (“A remarkable tone of
Jazz Festival. Tony recorded three highly acclaimed voice”). A true star in the making!
albums of original, folk inspired compositions with Winner of “Best Guitarist” in the 2016 British Jazz
his group Project and later formed the Avalon Trio Awards, NIGEL PRICE is one of the most highly
with Pete Churchill to explore the possibilities of regarded and in demand guitarists on the UK
improvising on English classical music, releasing jazz scene today. He combines a great sound and
the debut album “Forlana” in 2011 to great critical a dazzlingly technique and his blend of flowing
acclaim. Tony has also performed at the Royal bebop lines, deep blues feeling and mastery of
Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell chording has made him instantly accessible and
Room, Pizza Express Jazz Club and Ronnie Scott’s popular with jazz audiences.
Jazz Club and has worked as a session musician in Nigel spent three years with UK funk legends The
many of London’s studios. James Taylor Quartet and his renowned Organ Trio
won the 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Award for “best
jazz ensemble”. In addition to a heavy touring
schedule he is also a regular performer at Ronnie
Scott’s, where he has played over 400 times!
“Sheer brilliance…. Price is a dynamic live
performer.” Dave Gelly, The Observer 

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MINI ‘IN-THE ROUND’ FESTIVAL

TUE 16TH TO THU 18TH APR
A teeny ‘in the round’ festival to take place in the auditorium. Numbers are limited so booking in advance is advisable.

TUE 16TH APR

SCRIPTEASE

For more info, please see page 13 | 7.30pm

WED 17TH APR THU 18TH APR

NICK REVELL KATE DIMBLEBY - SING HAPPY

7:30pm | £11 (conc £8.50) 8pm | £15
Surreal satirical stories in the style of his Radio4 From Off Broadway to village hall, Kate Dimbleby
series BrokenDreamCatcher takes her one woman shows all over the world.
This new show will have you singing and laughing
“Sublimely surreal…wonderfully odd” Sunday along created with Cal McCrystal (Paddington,
Times One Man Two Guvnors) and direct from the
“Uplifting stuff” Observer Edinburgh Festival. Kate weaves songs from the
“A master storyteller with a powerful and original last 60 years with stories about the human voice
mind” Beyond The Joke and mesmerising layered vocals from her critically
“A glorious piece of esoteric, literary fiction… acclaimed album Songbirds.
anarchic erudite comedy” The List Kate improvises with the audience using her vocal
“Wonderfully surreal” Morning Star looper to reinvent this show each time.
“Nick Revell has done for magic realism what
Austin Powers did for James Bond.” Times “She has the musical talent and jewel eyed confidence
“…a sort of Jackanory for grown-ups and great to guarantee a good time.”
fun…a fantastic device to do some satire, some London Evening Standard
politics, some observational humour and a load “Stunning vocal virtuosity. An artist absolutely at the
of silliness…I wish they would put it on telly” top of her game.”
Scotsman Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music

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ScripTease

CAFE BAR EVENTS TUESDAY, MAR 26
7. 3 0 PM
MISS IN HER TEENS
T I C K E T S £11
STUDENTS £5.50 A FACE BY DAVID GARRICK

TUESDAY, JAN 22 Teenager in love - 18th century style!

APPLES IN WINTER TUESDAY, APR 16

A UK PREMIER BY JENNIFER AMELIA
FAWCETT
BY GEORGE PUREFOY TILSON
A mother reflects as she bakes an apple pie for her
son’s last meal on death row. “I fly because it brings me to myself. Lost in the
vastness of the sky, I have only myself to confront.”
TUESDAY, FEB 12
We know Amelia Earheart the myth; here is the
THE LAUNDRY woman in her own words. A one-act play of the
first woman to pilot an airplane solo across the
A NEW PLAY BY LOCAL Atlantic. Amelia disappeared without trace in the
PLAYWRIGHT Pacific at aged 39. “I fly because it brings me to
myself. Lost in the vastness of the sky, I have only
NICOLE PALOMBA
myself to confront.”
Memories, stories, threads, passing from woman to
woman down the generations, shaping both past Please note that this performance will take place
in the auditorium as part of the ‘in the round’ mini
and future.
festival.

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FRI 18TH JAN

MORGAN & WEST: PARLOUR TRICKS

7:30pm | £15 (child under 16/student £12)
Time travelling magic duo Morgan & West present an evening chock full of jaw
dropping, brain bursting, gasp eliciting feats of magic. The dashing chaps offer up a
plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount
of panache. Be sure to wear a hat – Morgan & West might just blow your mind.
 “Hugely talented.” Daily Mirror
 “Charming and engaging.” The Stage
 Scottish Sunday Express

MON 7TH - SAT 12TH JAN
For more detail please see page 8
M O N 7 T H J A N 7:45pm

SUMMER 1993

T U E 8 T H J A N 7:45pm

THE CIAMBRA

W E D 9 T H J A N 7:45pm

WAJIB

T H U 10 T H J A N 7:45pm

REINVENTING MARVIN

F R I 11T H J A N 7:45pm

COLD WAR

S AT 12 T H J A N 7:45pm

THE HAPPY PRINCE

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EVENTS SAT 26TH JAN

JAN - APR 2019 MUSICAL THEATRE
OPEN MIC NIGHT
TUE 15TH JAN
7:30pm | £2.50
CIRCUIT COMEDY CLUB Idina Menzel, Ethel Merman or John Legend
wannabe??? Then why not join us for our first
For more info, see page 9 | 8pm Saturday night musical theatre open mic night.
Spend the evening in the company of other West
SAT 19TH JAN End/Broadway lovers and belt out a song or two.
Alternatively you can just come and listen to the
THE FRIENDS OF THE ELECTRIC turns do their thing… while you drink something
THEATRE ANNUAL QUIZ NIGHT from the bar. Further information is available at
www.facebook.com/MTOpenMicGford/
7:30pm for a 7:45pm start |
£10 (£7 for Friends of The Electric Theatre) SUN 27TH JAN
Bring along your friends (or make some new ones)
and enjoy your own picnic in the break during THE DAVID CROSS BAND
this fun-filled, ‘puzzling’ quiz night hosted by the
Friends of The Electric Theatre. Proceeds go towards 8pm | £15
purchasing amenities for The Theatre. Your support The David Cross Band has performed in Europe
is very much appreciated and by becoming a Friend and Japan and has a truly progressive stage act
you can support The Theatre in so many ways, delivering modern, hard edged rock songs from the
including becoming an Usher for performances. 8 new CD as well as classics from previous albums.
people per table (smaller parties/individuals are David Cross – Electric violin
welcome to share tables and make new friends!). All Jinian Wilde – Voice
drinks must be purchased from the Café Bar. You can David Jackson – Sax and Keyboards
also join our Friends scheme for £15 a year (£25 for ‘Sign of the Crow’ the new album by the David
joint membership). - see the friends page. Cross Band has been described as ‘an unmitigated
masterwork’ and has attracted high acclaim from
TUE 22ND JAN metal and jazz reviewers as well as progressive rock
journalists. Released in Summer 2016, the album is
SCRIPTEASE being promoted through concerts, airplay and press
coverage including promo videos.
For more info, please see page 13 | 7:30pm “Prog has always been a weird beast, but one which
has largely been tamed in recent years. With this
FRI 25TH JAN album, David Cross has proven what can be achieved
when you reignite the fire in its belly.”
THE BUTTERFLY AVM Mark Ashby in Uber Rock
BUTTERFLY
AVM CHARITY GIG TUE 29TH JAN
Charity
7:30pm | £5 (child GUILDFORD JAZZ - JAZZ CAFÉ:
under 16/student £3) QUINTO

Join The Butterfly For more info, please see page 10 | 7:30pm

AVM Charity for an exciting night-long experience

of ACM artists in support of a worthy cause. All

proceedings will support Nikki Lilly and her charity,

who you may recognise as the BBC’s Junior Bake Off

Champion, ITV’s Pride of Britain Award Winner and

from her successful YouTube channel with 500,000

subscribers. Come down to enjoy the best ACM has

to offer, see you there!

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EVENTS

JAN - APR 2019

SAT 2ND FEB SUN 3RD FEB

SURREY MOZART PLAYERS CLASSICAL CONCERT FOR
THEREMIN & PIANO
7:30pm | £19 (child under 16/students £5)
Stravinsky Danses Concertantes 7:30pm | £12 (child under 16/students £11)
Waterman Jazz Trumpet Concerto Join Charlie Draper and Paul Jackson for a recital
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2 The Little Russian of rare music for theremin, ondes Martenot and
piano, featuring works by Messiaen, Rósza, Milhaud
Soloist: Steve Waterman Trumpet and Rachmaninoff.
Conductor: David McCallum
Charlie Draper plays the theremin and ondes
The Surrey Mozart Players show their versatility Martenot, two early electronic instruments
with this exciting concert. Performing the solo distinguished by their haunting tones and unique
trumpet in a concerto which he composed modes of operation. He has performed for the RTÉ
himself, is jazz legend, Steve Waterman. Featuring Concert Orchestra (playing the music of Danny
three sections, a Tango, a slow movement and Elfman and Bernard Herrmann), the British Library
a final Latin-inspired section with full orchestra (playing with Bruce Woolley's Radio Science
accompaniment and jazz improvisation on the Orchestra), Tate Britain, WOMAD Festival, the
trumpet, this chance to experience the premiere London ExCEL Centre, New York's Metropolitan
performance of this new work is not to be missed. Museum of Art, the Whipple Museum of Science,
The concerto is complemented by Stravinsky’s and his work has featured on ITV, Channel 4, BBC 1,
energetic and rhythmic Danses Concertantes and and BBC Radio 3.
Tchaikovsky’s 2nd Symphony, known as the ‘Little
Russian’ because of the Ukrainian folk melodies Paul Jackson is Director of Music and Performance
which form some of its themes. at Anglia Ruskin. He is active as a conductor and
pianist for the University, and directs the Anglia
Symphony Orchestra, the contemporary music
group Anglia Sinfonia and also Anglia Opera,
which mounts bi annual opera productions at the
Mumford Theatre. His research interests in early
electronic music are reflected in wideranging
publications and pioneering performances of
such works as George Antheil's Ballet Mécanique
and Percy Grainger's works for ensemble and
Hammond Solovox.

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TUE 12TH FEB

SCRIPTEASE

For more info, please see page 13 | 7:30pm

FRI 8TH FEB THU 14TH FEB

KEITH JAMES LIANE CARROLL & CLAIRE
MARTIN - DOUBLE STANDARDS
(The Songs of Leonard Cohen) ‘VALENTINE’S SPECIAL’
8pm | £15
These remarkable songs ~ stripped back, desolate, 7:30pm | £20
naked and sensual. Enigmatic, mysterious and Friends since their late teens these two multi-
sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an award winning jazz vocalists join forces at the
unflinching character, with an exact sense of Electric Theatre to celebrate their love of the Great
prose, wry humour and courage to wrestle with American Songbook with their highly acclaimed
the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the show ‘Double Standards’. Singing solo and
stroke of each line. The chilling announcement together with Liane on piano, expect songs from
of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin
His music befriended an entire generation. alongside more contemporary songs by Tom
Within every line of his writing, he has been Waits, Joni Mitchell and Donald Fagan. There will
challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more definitely be a version of ‘My Funny Valentine’ too!
thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our
own fragility. A Man of Grace. Our World misses “Worldclass.” The Times
him very much! ‘Faultless.” London Jazz News
“Liane Carroll doesn’t just sing jazz, she IS jazz.”
With a lifetime reputation of performing in this MOJO
exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure “Claire Martin ranks among the four or five finest
song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s female jazz vocalists on the planet.” Jazz Times USA
amazing material in the most intimate and
sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary
inner strength of his greatest songs in their original
perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive
tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres
across the UK, giving close to 400 concerts to well
over 100,000 people. This has proved to be one of
the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career
in music. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and Andalucia,
Spain.

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JAN - APR 2019

FRI 15TH & SAT 16TH FEB SUN 17TH FEB

THE ADVENTURE OF ISAAC THE TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC
SADDLESORE AND THE WITCHES
OF DRENN by Let’s All Dance
11:30am & 2:30pm |
by Micawber Theatre £10 adults / £8 child under 16
Fri 7:30pm / Sat 2:30pm & 7:30pm | £10 If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure
Isaac Saddlesore just wants to be left alone, but of a big surprise! Let’s All Dance is back with this
people keep asking him to solve mysteries. He is delightful treat for young audiences. Combining
joined by Dr. George Hotbuns, a renowned author classical ballet, physical theatre, gorgeous visuals
of bodice ripper literature. Together they go about and crystal-clear storytelling, this fresh, innovative
cracking cases, fighting crimes, and irritating each dance company pitches another production
other thoroughly. perfectly to engage and enthrall all children,
including those with special needs. Our teddies
would love you to join them as they eat, dance,
play and have fun! Little ones can bring their own
teddy, clap along and have their photo taken
with the dancers! Running time: 30 mins + photo
opportunity. Suitable for all, especially 0 – 8 years,
children with special needs, families and nurseries.

TUE 19TH FEB

CIRCUIT COMEDY CLUB

For more info, please see page 9 | 8pm

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WED 20TH FEB FRI 22ND FEB

BE HAPPY HARRY HIPPO SOFA by The Makeshift Ensemble

by Hodgepodge Theatre 7:30pm | £13 (conc £11)
11:00am & 2:30pm | £9.50 (conc £7.50) The sofa is where we make new worlds as children
Harry Hippo has lost his smile and can’t seem to and seek solace as adults, a place to laugh, cry,
get it back. No matter what he tries or where he play and discover. Join Rachel and Mark at their
looks, Harry can’t find his smile anywhere. What old family home exploring memories of loved
will he do? Encouraged by resident motormouth ones living with dementia, and the changing
Olly the Oxpecker, Harry and Olly set off on a perspectives they bring to those memories.
journey across Uganda to see new sights, hear new The MakeShift Ensemble, with their compelling
sounds and learn new things. Along the way, Harry style, discover the effects of memory and
will get the chance discover exactly what it is that 'unmemory’ on family relationships . Inspired by
makes him truly happy and where to find his smile real life experiences the piece tells the stories that
when he gets sad. A play full of puppetry madness sometimes go untold.
and audience interaction, ‘Be happy, Harry Hippo!’ For ages 12 and over
has been designed to help families broach the
subject of childhood depression, recognise the “Brilliant…and very clever!” British Theatre Guide
signs and assist where possible. The performance
runs for 55 minutes and offers a stay and play “Beautiful music, bold physical theatre, outstanding
session post- show, where the audience can meet puppetry.” Exposed magazine
the puppets, ask questions and have their photos
taken.

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HUNDREDSAT 23RD FEB
WATT CLUB

A DAZZLING EVENING OF
BURLESQUE AND CABARET

8pm | £18 (conc £15)
By popular demand, Hundred Watt Club return to The
Electric Theatre with their ravishing, risque & ridiculous
evening of burlesque, vaudeville & cabaret!

Pull up your stockings, dust off those top hats and
join us for a dazzling, vintage inspired show hosted
by the 'songbird of Trafalgar Square' acid tongued Lili
La Scala, with sizzling classic striptease & killer curves
from London's darling Trixie Kixx. Unique, record
breaking Rod Laver serves up astonishing old-school
circus thrills, rebel showgirl Bootsy Bonafonte brings
vibrant burlesque to the mix, and surreal, side splitting
comedienne Tina T'urner Tea Lady shuffles in to brew us
up some glorious cabaret absurdity!

The lowdown: Hundred Watt Club employ & embrace
adult themes, strong language and partial nudity, not
for the faint hearted or easily offended! Over 18s only.
There is no dress code : Hundred Watt Club love it when
their audiences dress in their vintage finery and red-
carpet glamour, but if you're more comfy in jeans and
sneakers - wear them!

"Old school mischief & timeless raunchiness collide at the
Hundred Watt Club. Hats - and corsets - off to Lena Mae for
an excellent night of entertainment." Sussex Express
"Harking back to the gin drenched halcyon days of a
grimy Berlin nightclub in the 1930s, The Hundred Watt
Club sparkles, fizzles, and shines brightly on a dark night."
fringereview.co.uk
"Righteous, radical...an absolute riot!"
mardisgrasmag.co.uk

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EVENTS

JAN - APR 2019

TUE 26TH FEB

GUILDFORD JAZZ - JAZZ CAFÉ:
SIRENS OF THE SILVER SCREEN W
SUE RICHARDSON

For more info, please see page 10 | 7:30pm

FRI 28TH FEB FRI 1ST & SAT 2ND MAR

THE DEATH SHOW JOURNEY’S END

7:30pm | £12 Theatre Reviva
Death. A bit grim, isn't it. Morbid, macabre and Fri 1st March 7:30pm & Sat 2nd March 2:30pm &
even unmentionable, but does it have to be that 7:30pm | £21
way? Drawn together by their shared fear of death, An extraordinary, gripping production of a great
'thanatophobes' Lucy Nicholls and Antonia Beck anti-war classic, full of beautifully observed
invite you to embark on a journey of discovery, humanity: Set in the trenches during the First
contemplation and courage. Take time to celebrate World War, this story plays out in a dugout over
your own mortality, laugh, cry, stick two fingers up four days, from 18th March to 21st March 1918
at the grim reaper and discover why talking about during the run-up to the last major German
death is ultimately life affirming. offensive of the War, as five British officers prepare
Written by Antonia Beck, Lucy Nicholls and apprehensively for the upcoming attack.
Bernadette Russell. Performed by Antonia Beck Hailed by George Bernard Shaw as a 'useful
and Lucy Nicholls. Directed by Bernadette Russell corrective to the romantic conception of war', the
Age guidance: Over 14 (please note there are some play had its first performance in December 1928,
swear words used) with Laurence Olivier as Stanhope and was an
instant West End success. R. C. Sherriff drew on
his own experiences as a Captain serving in the
East Surrey Regiment in the trenches, and it is this
first-hand authenticity, as well as its humanity, that
has kept the play a triumph for a full ninety years
and a remarkable anti-war classic. This production
commemorates the centenary of the end of
hostilities in the Great War and recalls the sacrifices
of those who never returned, lest we forget.

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EVENTS

JAN - APR 2019

SUN 3RD TO
WED 6TH MAR

DOUBT

London/Irish Productions
7:45pm | £14 (conc £10)
London Irish Productions
are very excited to announce that our next
production will be John Patrick Shanley’s ‘Doubt’.
Made famous in 2008 in an Oscar nominated film
starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davies
and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, we are delighted
to bring this production to the Electric Theatre in
March 2019.

FRI 8TH MAR SAT 9TH MAR

THE BUDAPEST CAFÉ ORCHESTRA THE TURN OF THE SCREW

7:30pm | £19 by Box Tale Soup
Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick The 3:30pm & 7:30pm | £12 (conc £11)
Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and “Nobody but me, till now, has ever heard. It’s beyond
gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans everything. Nothing at all that I know touches it.”
and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Award-winning Box Tale Soup present a new
Czadas and beautiful ballads - such as the theme adaptation of Henry James’ disturbing story,
to Schindler's List and Andy Statman's beautiful featuring puppetry and a haunting original
Flatbush Waltz -are all featured. Evoking vivid soundtrack. Edinburgh Fringe 2018 sell-out show.
images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café At an isolated estate, a young governess arrives.
life and gypsy campfires - plus a few surprises Before long she fears there is something darker in
along the way - hugely entertaining, immense the depths of Bly House, and battles to save the
skill and profound musicianship, a show by the children from the mysterious figures who seek to
BCO is good enough to make you want to book corrupt them.
that holiday down the Danube! Alike the Ukulele
Orchestra of Great Britain the Budapest Café “They are wonderful.” The Times
Orchestra have won legions of fans through their “...their shows feel like collectors’ items.” The Stage
infectious performances. “...beautifully crafted...” Fringe Guru

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Luke Jermay:

THU 7TH MAR
8pm | £12
Intuition is a strange thing and Luke Jermay is even
stranger.

Building on his acclaimed debut show ‘Sixth
Sense’ entertainer Luke Jermay is back and better
than ever with a brand new interactive stage
show jam packed with phenomenal jaw dropping
demonstrations of intuition, telepathy and
prediction; your mind will be read, your choices
will be predicted and your future will be revealed.

This will be a unique experience that is funny,
entertaining, emotional, controversial, uplifting
and insightful that you will never forget!

“This new show brings my passions for the
mysteries of the mind, divination, telepathy and
magic together to create something really unique
and amazing. The show is all about you! Your
thoughts, your past, your present and your future!
If you have enjoyed my previous show I know you
will love my new show “Intuition” which takes
things to the next level.”

”Luke Jermay “My jaw dropped repeatedly... Jermay
puts us in a state where we can wonder whether life
has more possibilities than we thought it did an hour
before” The Times
“Jermay puts the rest of us mind readers to shame”
Derren Brown
“Jermay is one of my favourite performers! See his
show!” David Blaine
“Jermay is a genius of modern mind reading. See
his amazing live show!” Dynamo, Magician
Impossible

*Please note: No spirit mediumship will be
presented in “Intuition” and the show is suitable for
those 14 years and older.*

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SUN 10TH MAR WED 13TH MAR

CLOUDBUSTING, THE HOTEL DU CHOCOLAT
MUSIC OF KATE BUSH
by Scary Little Girls Theatre Company
7:30pm | £19 (conc £17) 7:30pm | £12
“If you missed seeing Kate herself, Cloudbusting are Allow performers from Scary Little Girls to
the next best thing!” Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 stimulate your senses! This intimate storytelling
Cloudbusting have been championed by BBC salon celebrates the relationship between cocoa
ONE as one of the most authentic tributes in the nibs and forbidden literature…When chocolate
world. Their passion for Kate’s music has won was first brought to England in the 1600s, it was
over sceptical fans everywhere, challenging considered a taboo substance, enjoyed only by
perceptions of what a tribute band can be and the risque and elite in private salons. Some of
resulting in sell-out performances across the UK. our finest literature was also once considered too
‘I could have been listening to Kate herself!' provocative for public consumption and was heard
Preston Heyman in similar salon environments by only the boldest
“Utterly, surreally brilliant.” of ears. We recreate these intimate environs,
Mick Wall, Classic Rock Magazine combining mouth watering chocolate treats with
tales of the secret, banned and scandalous from
TUE 12TH MAR authors such as Lord Byron, Mae West, Angela
Carter and Joanne Harris. Performed, read and
CIRCUIT COMEDY CLUB sung to you by our highly acclaimed storytellers,
the Salon du Chocolat invites you to succumb to a
For more info, please see page 9 | 8pm literary seduction!
“The audience lapped up the opportunity to hear
such wonderfully chosen, risque and fascinating
literary pieces, wound together so charmingly by
Rebecca and her company Scary Little Girls!” The
Oxford Mail
“The word is out about these lovely performers and
their wonderfully warm readings – ever popular and
in demand!” The Cornish Guardian

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EVENTS

JAN - APR 2019

THU 14TH MAR FRI 15TH MAR

GUIDO SPANNOCCHI JUNCTION 4 BIG BAND, GAME OF
BONES
7:30pm | £15
The internationally acclaimed Vienna born London 8pm | £13 (child under 16/student £9)
based saxophonist Guido Spannocchi will present Join Junction 4 Big Band and guest star, trombone
works of his two albums "Ahead Only" (2017) as superstar Gordon Campbell, for 'Game of Bones,
well as "Terms & Conditions" (2018) amongst some A Journey Through the Best Music of Film and
lesser known Jazz standards and film music. Television'.

His compositions are a combination of eastern SAT 16TH MAR
European lullabies with Brazilian grooves and a
unique harmonic structure. The often seemingly THE JUNGLE BOOK
simple melodies are set in an exciting contrast
of thrilling interplay by his trio. A counterpoint by Jellyfish Theatre
to mainstream culture the intricate well crafted 11:30am & 2:30pm | £9.50 (conc £7.50)
tunes urge us to settle for a moment and listen to "The Jungle Book", a new adaptation of Rudyard
a perspective on what Jazz might mean today. On Kipling's Mowgli stories. Mowgli is an abandoned
the forefront of the current young London Jazz man-cub who grows up in the jungle with the wolf
Scene Guido walks his individual way afar from pack. A cuddly bear called Baloo and a sleek black
trends and fashion carefully setting out on the panther called Bagheera teach him all about the
path of his own music. jungle. The mischievous monkey people (watch
out!) whisk him away to their secret hideout and
Guido will be playing with his touring group Kaa the snake has to rescue him. But Shere Khan
consisting of JJ Stillwell on double bass and Filippo the tiger is his enemy and in the end Mowgli must
Galli on drums. More information can be found fight for his life. Suitable for Age 4+
on his homepage audioguido.com and his album
"Terms & Conditions" is available on vinyl, CD or
online in any well stocked music store.

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WED 20TH TO SAT 23RD MAR
Guildbury’s Theatre Company
7:45pm
£17 (Jobseekers & students 16+ £13.50)

It’s 30 years after Romeo and Juliet failed
to commit suicide, and the world’s ideal
lovers are married and constantly fighting.

Their youthful romance has long gone
and married life is full of rows. Romeo’s
been disinherited by his family and Juliet’s
mother refuses to die. As if that weren’t
enough, they have a teenage daughter
who’s discovered punk rock and electric
guitars. William Shakespeare is turning in
his grave, furious that Romeo and Juliet
messed up the perfect ending he had
planned for them. How did it all go wrong?

TUE 19TH MAR TUE 26TH MAR

GUILDFORD JAZZ - JAZZ CAFÉ: SCRIPTEASE
TONY WOODS
For more info, please see page 13 | 7:30pm
For more info, please see page 11 | 7:30pm

Guildford Open Days 2019

SUN 27 JAN @ 10.15 or 13.45
SUN 10 MAR @ 10.15 or 13.45

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JAN - APR 2019 THE DANCE PROJECT ‘THIS IS ME’

WED 27TH MAR 2.30pm & 6.30pm | £13.50 (child under 16 £9)
The Dance Project. present their Bi-Annual School
DIARY OF AN EXPAT Dance Show 'This is Me'.

by Paper Smokers Theatre Company THU 4TH, FRI 5TH & SAT 6TH APR
7:30pm | £13 - Cafe Bar
DIARY OF AN EXPAT is a semi autobiographical THE JOANNA SCHOOL
political comedy about an immigrant’s journey OF DANCE, COME ALIVE
towards full Britishness while a funny little thing
called Brexit threatens the European dream of life Thu 4th & Fri 5th: 7pm | Sat 6th Apr: 3pm | £13.50
abroad. A Musical Extravaganza- full of life. Fantastic
dancing, singing and acting. Not to be missed.
Talented local children waiting to explode on to the
stage to entertain you.

FRI 29TH MAR T H U 11T H TO SAT 13T H APR

GUILDFORD COLLEGE, FANTASTIC MR FOX
PERFORMING ARTS & DANCE
SHOWCASE by The Man In The Moon
2:30pm & 7:30pm | £12.50 (Conc £10).
7pm | £14 (conc £12) Book four or more seats to get £2 off full price and
Guildford College Performing Arts present an 50p off concessions
exciting evening of performance, showcasing Boggis, Bunce and Bean, three greedy, smelly,
the diverse talents of our Level 3 Performing Arts horrid farmers hate the cunning Mr Fox. Mr Fox is
and Dance students. The evening’s programme smart, clever and rather fantastic, but he doesn’t
will be a mixture of work from the musical realise how determined the farmers are to get
theatre and acting worlds as well as dance work revenge. Can he hatch a plan to save his family and
choreographed and performed by the students. friends? Can they outrun the diggers and outsmart
the farmers? You know as well as I do: no-one
outfoxes a fox! The Man In The Moon is delighted to
return to The Electric Theatre to celebrate their 21st
Anniversary production with a talented young cast
aged 5 to 19 years old.

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SUN 14TH APR THU 25TH APR

SEMI-TONED: HOMECOMING SABRINA CHAP:
HOW TO BE A BAD GIRL
8pm | £16 (Friends of The Electric Theatre,
retired over 60 & students 16+ - £9.50 / child 7:30pm - Cafe Bar | £15
under 16 - £7.50) Sabrina Chap is a Brooklyn based songwriter,
Semi-Toned is the University of Exeter’s all composer and performer. She’s got classical
male a cappella sensation, having won national piano skills, the ballad lyrics of Tom Waits, the
and international awards for their stunning onstage antics of Phyllis Diller and the voice of a
performances and music videos, as well as whiskey angel. Described as ‘Rousing!’ by the New
appearances on national television and Yorker, her sets are a ragtime stompin’ good time,
critically acclaimed shows across the USA, not full of laughs, heartbreaks, and just plain good
to mention selling out their last two runs at the songwriting.
Edinburgh Fringe.Since its inception, Semi-Toned
has quickly become one of the leading forces in UK “Sabrina Chap blazes through her boozy, bluesy set
a cappella, and they are now ready to embark on with all the delicacy of a pneumatic drill, dishing out
their fourth consecutive tour to where it all began: smut, satire and existential dread in equal measure.
HOMECOMING. ‘If there’s a seat to be had, grab it’ The onslaught is relentless. Think Eartha Kitt. Think
BroadwayBaby.com female Tom Waits. Think nihilistic Cole Porter. Her
comedic deftness is matched by her musical prowess
TUE 16TH APR and her magnetism is undeniable.” Somna Theatre
Mini ‘in the round’ festival Over 18’s Only

SCRIPTEASE

For more info, please see page 13 | 7:30pm

WED 17TH APR
Mini ‘in the round’ festival

NICK REVELL

For more info, please see page 12 | 7:30pm

THU 18TH APR
Mini ‘in the round’ festival

KATE DIMBLEBY

For more info, please see page 12 | 8pm

TUE 23RD APR

CIRCUIT COMEDY CLUB

For more info, please see page 9 | 8pm

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EVENTS SAT 27TH APR

JAN - APR 2019 THE NOISE NEXT DOOR AT SEA

The Noise 2:30pm | £10
Next Door The Noise Next Door are the U.K’s premier improv
comedy troupe who have taken the comedy world
Family Show by storm.

The boys are back and will once again be
delighting family audiences with a shiny new
family show THE NOISE NEXT DOOR AT SEA!

Eight time sell out veterans of the Edinburgh
Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most
sought after comedy club headliners, The Noise
Next Door leave audiences everywhere in awe
of their lightning quick wit and totally original
comedic talents. They have been performing
their own distinctive brand of off the cuff comedy
together since they met at university.

The Noise Next Door have appeared on BBC One,
BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, they
were nominated for a Chortle Award in 2014, and
have performed alongside the likes of Michael
McIntyre, Al Murray, and Harry Hill. Having received
standing ovations in front of corporate dinners, the
British forces, secondary school students and even
fans at ‘Download’ Heavy Metal music festival,
they are also one of the most versatile acts in the
business.

Unstoppably funny and uniquely talented, The
Noise Next Door are the next big thing in British
comedy.
“Comedy Gold.” The Guardian

“Immaculately well executed.” The Times

“Hilarious… a superior kind of chaos.”
The Daily Telegraph

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EVENTS The Noise
Next Door
JAN - APR 2019

SAT 27TH APR

THE NOISE NEXT DOOR REMIX

7:30pm | £15
The Noise Next Door are the U.K’s premier
improv comedy troupe who have taken the
comedy world by storm.

The boys are back with a brand spanking new,
full length adult evening show The Noise Next
Door – REMIX!!!

Eight time sell out veterans of the Edinburgh
Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most
sought after comedy club headliners, The
Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere
in awe of their lightning quick wit and totally
original comedic talents. They have been
performing their own distinctive brand of off
the cuff comedy together since they met at
university.

The Noise Next Door have appeared on BBC
One, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC
Radio 4, they were nominated for a Chortle
Award in 2014, and have performed alongside
the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, and
Harry Hill. Having received standing ovations
in front of corporate dinners, the British forces,
secondary school students and even fans at
‘Download’ Heavy Metal music festival, they
are also one of the most versatile acts in the
business.

Unstoppably funny and uniquely talented,
The Noise Next Door are the next big thing in
British comedy.
“Comedy Gold.” The Guardian

“Immaculately well executed.” The Times

“Hilarious… a superior kind of chaos.”
The Daily Telegraph

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JAN - APR 2019

 Patricia Goodwin, What's on Stage

SUN 28TH APR MON 29TH APR

THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF POP
SWALLOWED A FLY MUSIC IN AN HOUR WITH PAUL
RICHARDS
2:30pm | £13
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I 7:30pm | £10
don’t know why she swallowed a fly... Fresh from two consecutive years at the Edinburgh
But The People’s Theatre Company do! Fringe, join award-winning drumming comedian
And now you can too as they bring one of the Paul Richards ("a puppy wired on own-brand
world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in energy drink, you wouldn’t believe he ever sleeps"
time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam - The Swindonian) as he struggles to control his
Adams' best selling book! From the creators of very merry 'choir' of comedians in their bid to
Don't Dribble On The Dragon, this magical show tell you the entire history of pop music in just 60
has been written especially for grown ups to minutes. Packed with special guests and surprises,
enjoy with their children, so come and relive the this gloriously messy singalong show will find our
delights of this most charming of tales complete lovable/shambolic ensemble attempt to perform
with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal 62 songs in 60 minutes with a whole host of
characters and heart warming family fun. It’s the inevitable distractions...what could possibly go
perfect treat for anyone aged 2 to 102! The songs wrong?
in the show including If You're Happy and You
know It, Incy Wincy Spider and many more are "This riotously funny show might just be the funniest
available to sing along to on The People's Theatre hour you spend at this year's fringe. Everyone was in
Company's website at www.ptc.org.uk so why not stitches throughout."
have a listen and join in when you visit the theatre! The Write Angle

“A great introduction to the theatre with just the TUE 30TH APR
right balance of sitting listening and taking part.”
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JANUARY MARCH

Mon 7th Film Festival | Summer 1993 Sat 1st / Sun 2nd Journey’s End | Theatre Reviva

Tue 8th Film Festival | The Ciambra Sun 3rd - Wed 6th Doubt | London/Irish Productions

Wed 9th Film Festival | Wajib Thu 7th Luke Jermay: Intuition

Thu 10th Film Festival | Reinventing Fri 8th The Budapest Café Orchestra

Marvin Sat 9th The Turn of The Screw

Fri 11th Film Festival | Cold War Box Tale Soup

Sat 12th Film Festival | The Happy Sun 10th Cloudbusting | The Music of

Prince Kate Bush

Tue 15th Circuit Comedy Club | Cafe Bar Tue 12th Circuit Comedy Club | Café Bar

Fri 18th Morgan & West: Wed 13th Hotel du Chocolat | Scary Little

Parlour Tricks Girls Theatre Company

Sat 19th The Friends of The Electric Thu 14th Guido Spannocchi | Café Bar

Theatre Annual Quiz Night Fri 15th Junction 4 Big Band

Tue 22nd ScripTease | Café Bar | Game of Bones

Fri 25th Butterfly AVM Charity Event Sat 16th The Jungle Book | Jellyfish Theatre

Sun 27th The David Cross Band Tue 19th Guildford Jazz | Jazz Café:

Tue 29th Guildford Jazz | Jazz Café: Tony Woods | Café Bar

Quinto | Café Bar Wed 20th - Sat 23rd Oh Romeo

| Guildbury’s Theatre Company

FEBRUARY Sun 24th Noda Annual Event

Tue 26th ScripTease | Café Bar

Sat 2nd Surrey Mozart Players Wed 27th Diary of An Expat | Paper

Sun 3rd Charlie Draper & Paul Smokers Theatre Company | Café Bar

Jackson - Concert for Fri 29th Guildford College

Theremin & Piano Sat 30th The Dance Project - This is Me

Fri 8th Keith James - The Songs of APRIL

Leonard Cohen

Tue 12th ScripTease | Café Bar

Thu 14th Liane Carroll & Claire Martin - Thu 4th - Sat 6th Come Alive | The Joanna

Double Standards School of Dance

‘Valentine’s Special’ Thu 11th - Sat 13th Fantastic Mr Fox

Fri 15th / Sat 16th The Tale of Isaac Saddlesore | The Man In The Moon

Micawber Theatre Sun 14th Semi-Toned

Sun 17th The Teddy Bear’s Picnic Tue 16th Mini ‘in the Round’ Festival | ScripTease

Let’s All Dance Wed 17th Mini ‘in the Round’ Festival | Nick Revell

Tue 19th Circuit Comedy Club | Café Bar Thu 18th Mini ‘in the Round’ Festival |

Wed 20th Be Happy Harry Hippo Kate Dimbleby

Hodgepodge Theatre Tue 23rd Circuit Comedy Club | Café Bar

Fri 22nd Sofa | The Makeshift Ensemble Thu 25th Sabrina Chap | Café Bar

Sat 23rd Hundred Watt Club Sat 27th The Noise Next Door At Sea

Tue 26th Guildford Jazz | Jazz Café: Sat 27th The Noise Next Door Remix

Sirens of the Silver Screen w/ Sun 28th There Was An Old Lady Who

Sue Richardson | Café Bar Swallowed A Fly

Fri 28th The Death Show Mon 29th The Complete History of

Pop Music In an Hour | Cafe Bar

Tue 30th Guildford Jazz | Jazz Café: Sarah

Dowling & Nigel Price | Café Bar

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