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WHAT’S ON

SPRING PROGRAMME

JANUARY - APRIL 2014

THEATRE|COMEDY|FESTIVALS MUSIC|FILM|CLASSES WORKSHOPS|CAFÉ BAR BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789 www.electrictheatre.co.uk


WELCOME... ... to our jam-packed Spring season. We are thrilled to announce that we have recently received the Mayor’s Award for Access, which is in recognition of our positive contribution to improving access and opportunities for the people and Borough of Guildford. We also had our very first Family Festival during the October half term, which was part of a nationwide initiative. It was lovely to see so many familiar and new faces. If it was your first visit to the Theatre then we hope that you had fun. We have another festival coming up in February. Have a look at page 8 to find out more. Highlights this Dpring include our Indie Film Festival in January (p4), comedian Lee Hurst with his new stand up show (rescheduled from November last year, p5), Guildford Spring Music Festival (p12, 13), The Jungle Book, performed by our resident youth theatre The Man In The Moon (p14), and a special family Easter treat - Jack and the Beanstalk performed by the acclaimed Lyngo Theatre (p15). Our season is also packed full of musicals and plays performed by fantastic local performance groups which include The Music Works, Godalming College, Surrey Mozart Players, Guildford School of Acting, the Performance Preparation Academy, The Pranksters Theatre Company, George Abbot School, Guildford Opera, Lost for Words and Guildburys Theatre Company. We hope to see you at the Theatre soon!

The Electric Theatre Team

GATA is an umbrella organisation of about 20 societies and groups including theatre and opera companies, singing and youth groups, as well as dancers and film makers. The Association works towards advancing public education in the dramatic arts in and around Guildford. It has been a major ally of The Electric Theatre, having been instrumental in its founding. Many of the groups perform at The Electric Theatre year in, year out – why not drop in and see what they’re up to, and maybe join in too? Keep an eye out for auditions, or other ways of getting involved behind the scenes. Visit www.gata.org.uk for more information.

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The Electric CAFÉ BAR is a great place to meet friends, have a break from Guildford town centre and relax by the River Wey. OPENING TIMES Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm (non performance days) Please check with the Box Office to confirm Sunday opening times.

FAMILY FRIENDLY With additional activities like colouring in and children’s books, our Café is a great place for families to unwind in central Guildford.

HIRING SPACE The Electric Theatre has a number of spaces for hire including our Auditorium, the Farley Room and Café Bar with Riverside Terrace. In the heart of Guildford and close to transport links, the Theatre provides bright and contemporary spaces ideal for parties, meetings, workshops and performances. For more details please contact us on 01483 444787 or email electrictheatre@guildford.gov.uk.

SAT 11 JANUARY

THE FRIENDS’ QUIZ NIGHT Following a full house last year, The Friends of The Electric Theatre are hosting another Quiz Evening with Paul Kassell as their new Quiz Master. Bring along your friends and enjoy your own picnic in the break (all drinks must be purchased at the Café Bar) during this fun filled, ‘puzzling’ evening. Proceeds go towards purchasing amenities for the Theatre. Your support is very much appreciated and by becoming a Friend you can support the Theatre in so many ways, including becoming an usher for performances. For more information look on page 21 of this brochure.

7.30pm for 7.45pm start (8 people per table) Tickets £8 Friends £6 Book early to avoid disappointment BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

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JANUARY

FILM

FESTIVAL MON 13 JANUARY, 8pm UNTOUCHABLE (15) Dir. Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano - 2012 - France - 1hr 52min A true story, witty and moving, about two men who should never have met: a quadriplegic aristocrat injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects who becomes his caregiver and restores his lust for life. “Believe the hype – this irreverent take on disability is charming and uplifting.”  The Guardian

TUE 14 JANUARY, 8pm A SIMPLE LIFE (PG) Dir. Ann Hui - 2012 - Hong Kong - 1hr 58min A Simple Life is a deeply moving story about the relationship between a young man and a family servant, handled with exquisite affection by director Ann Hui. The story follows Roger and his elderly family maid Ah Tao after she suffers a stroke.“A film that will fill you with a sense of hope.” Little White Lies

WED 15 JANUARY, 7.30pm A HIJACKING (15) Dir. Tobias Lindholm - 2013 - Denmark - 1hr 39min The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company (Søren Malling) and the Somali pirates. “A nail-biter of a thriller…” Globe and Mail

THU 16 JANUARY, 7.30pm

U-CARMEN E-KHAYELITSHA Dir. Mark Dornford-May - 2005 - South Africa - 2hr 6min Originally mounted on stage by the innovative Dornford-May, this South African version of Carmen reworks Bizet's familiar tunes by adapting them into Xhosa to tell the tale of Carmen's doomed affair with otherwise involved policeman Jongikhaya. “This was basically the best idea ever.” Village Voice

FRI 17 JANUARY, 7.30pm TYRANNOSAUR (18) Dir. Paddy Considine - 2011 - UK - 1hr 31min Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. “You won't find two finer performances in recent times than those by Mullan and Colman.” Toronto Star

SAT 18 JANUARY, 7.30pm BLUE JASMINE (12A) Dir. Woody Allen - 2013 - USA - 1hr 38min After everything in her life falls apart, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister, Ginger's, modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again. “A career-best Cate Blanchett dazzles in Woody Allen's heartbreaking missive.” Little White Lies Tickets £7 Concessions & ET Friends £5.50. If watching 3 films or more £6.25 (£4.75) each If watching 5 films or more £5.75 (£4.25) each. A film brochure with full details is available from The Electric Theatre or online at www.electrictheatre.co.uk.

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FRI 24 JANUARY LIVE NATION

LEE HURST “THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO AAARGGH!!!” In his new tour, stand up comic Lee Hurst is travelling throughout Britain to find out what really winds you up. Mostly people get on with living their lives, but everyone has at least one thing that pushes their button and sends them over the edge. What's yours? Come along for a night of laughter and letting off some steam. Lee is known throughout the comedy business as someone who can pull laughs out of thin air with his razor sharp ability to improvise and ad lib comedy on the spot. Everyone witnessed this when he first hit our TV screens on Have I Got News For You and They Think It's All Over. He is also a regular guest on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff.

8pm Tickets £16 Concessions £14 (Suitable for ages 16+)

SAT 25 JANUARY THE MUSIC WORKS

LET’S MAKE MUSIC! The Music Works presents "Let's Make Music!". As a local music school based in Milford Surrey, they are excited to be staging their latest concert. All their students aged from four to 80 are performing, showing off their skills in singing, keyboards, guitar, drums and classical instruments. There will also be some special guest performers. Friends and family will join them for three fun performances with the audience making music too.

4pm, 6pm, 8pm Tickets Free

Only available to family and friends of the performers.

SUN 26 JANUARY

THE ELECTRIC COMEDY CLUB Our comedy nights have been going for over a decade and always guarantee a good night out. To kick off the Spring season we have the daft, but very funny, Brian Higgins, dynamic and energetic Johnny Kats, and newcomers Adi Knight and Ian Lane. Compered by Dave Thompson.

7.45pm Tickets £8 On the door £9 Please note that acts may be subject to change.

All tickets subject to a booking fee. BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

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MON 27 JANUARY GODALMING COLLEGE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC SHOWCASE 2014 Performed by members of the contemporary music additional studies course at Godalming College. This showcase gives many keen musicians the opportunity to get involved with popular music performance. It also provides a wonderful opportunity for the BTEC Music Technology students to provide all of the live sound for the evening, giving them invaluable work experience. There will be six College bands delivering a wide range of styles, and a couple of special guests who are well known in the local area.

7pm Tickets £5 Students £3.50

WED 29 JANUARY GUILDFORD JAZZ

JAZZ CAFÉ Laura Jurd is a London based trumpet player, composer and improviser who is making enormous waves on the British jazz scene. She won the prestigious Dankworth prize for composition at just 19, and at the age of 21 was the first woman in nearly 20 years to take the Worshipful Company of Musicians' Jazz Award. “sophisticated and technically awesome...delivered with the assurance of a budding trumpet-improv original.” John Fordham, The Guardian

Live Jazz starts 7.30pm Tickets £10 Tickets are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

SAT 1 FEBRUARY

SURREY MOZART PLAYERS Another evening of glorious music featuring: Prokfiev McCabe Telemann Copland

A Summer Day - a suite for children Trumpet Concerto Trumpet Concerto Appalachian Spring

With soloist Simon Desbruslais on Trumpet Music Director Kenneth Woods.

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7.30pm Tickets £15 Under 16s £7.50


MON 10 - SAT 15 FEBRUARY GUILDFORD SCHOOL OF ACTING

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown originally produced by the WPA Theatre NYC 1995 (Kyle Renwick, Artistic Director) original orchestration by Brian Besterman and Jason Robert Brown presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK

Neither musical, play nor revue, Songs for a New World is closer to a theatrical song cycle. It is the first show written by Jason Robert Brown where he combines songs written for other venues and events. Featuring a vocally demanding score, the music is heavily influenced by a broad range of musical genres including pop, gospel and jazz. Many of the songs combine elements of two or more of these genres.

7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat Tickets £12 Concessions £10

WED 19 FEBRUARY GUILDFORD JAZZ

JAZZ CAFÉ A consummate performer, and one of Britain’s top jazz saxophonists, Art Themen is a busy and sought after musician who is known for his originality and individual style. He regularly plays in large and small venues throughout the UK and worldwide, and is a regular feature at many jazz festivals. A winner of the 2008 British Jazz Awards, Art first appeared on the jazz scene in the late 1950s. A member of the award winning Cambridge University Jazz Band from 1958 to 1961, he became involved in the early London blues scene, playing alongside Alexis Korner, Jack Bruce, Mick Jagger and Chuck Berry. He also fronted the Stan Tracey Quartet for 20 years from 1976. He has played and recorded with many US and British luminaries including Alan Barnes, John Donaldson, John Critchinson, Dave Newton, Georgie Fame, Don Weller and Mornington Lockett, as well as international musicians such as Nat Adderley and George Coleman.

Live Jazz starts 7.30pm Tickets £10 Tickets are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. All tickets subject to a booking fee. BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

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MON 17 - SAT 22 FEBUARY (HALF TERM)

FAMILY FESTIVAL Expect our usual programme of excellent and affordable entertainment for families. There will be a full brochure coming in January, in the meantime here’s a brief overview of the festival:

MONDAY

Film Fun Day - Enjoy some family friendly films plus a whole lot of free arty fun.

TUESDAY

Three Little Pigs from Circo Ridiculoso. An innovative retelling of this classic story which is “an undoubted joy for all the family.” The Scotsman

WEDNESDAY

It’s another Workshop Wednesday with the popular Play in a Day from The Man In The Moon plus art workshops with our favourite artist Paul Clarke.

THURSDAY

Spraoi (Let’s Play) - An imaginative theatre piece all about two boys. They don’t speak the same language, one likes to play by the rules and the other doesn’t have any! Will they learn how to communicate so they can play together? "This is top class theatre for any age: Don't miss it." Irish Theatre Magazine

FRIDAY

Relaxed Friday with Open Box Theatre Company. We’re welcoming back this great theatre company with their show ‘Story Box’. The morning’s relaxed performance will be suitable for children with attention and communication difficulties. Please contact us for further information.

SATURDAY

A great big Kids Disco for ages 8 and under (with disco dancing workshops) which will include a dancing competition. So put on your best party clothes and join in the fun!

Plus free storytelling from Monday to Friday, our legendary colouring corner, a pig finding game and a basket of story books and puzzles.

SUN 23 FEBRUARY

THE ELECTRIC COMEDY CLUB Featuring the razor sharp Yianni Agisilaou, charming performance dynamo Brett Goldstein and newcomers Stephanie Laing and Mark Cram. Hosted by Howard Smith and performed in our Café Bar right by the river.

7.45pm Tickets £8 On the door £9 Please note that acts may be subject to change.

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THU 27 FEB - SAT 1 MARCH

THU 6 - SAT 8 MARCH

PPA 3RD YEAR MUSICAL THEATRE DIPLOMA GRADUATES

PPA 3RD YEAR MUSICAL THEATRE DIPLOMA GRADUATES

THE FIX

THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK

Book and lyrics by John Dempsey Music by Dana P. Rowe Director and Choreographer Gerry Tebbutt Musical Director Francis Goodhand This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. On behalf of Music Theatre International of New York

The Fix is a biting satire ripped from the headlines of today, yesterday and most likely tomorrow. A popular presidential candidate is dead and his wife thrusts her son into the political spotlight. Her maniacal scheming is only matched by that of her crippled brother in law, who will stop at nothing to see the boy elected.

7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat Tickets £15 Concessions £10

Book and lyrics by John Dempsey Based on the novel by John Updike and The Warner Bros. Motion Picture Music by Dana P. Rowe New orchestrations by Chris Egan and Christopher Jahnke Original orchestrations by William David Brohn Director and Choreographer Chrissie Cartwright This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. On behalf of Music Theatre International and Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.

Frustrated and bored by their mundane lives in the town of Eastwick, three women have a shared longing and desire for “all manner of man in one man”. This devil like character then comes to life in the form of a charismatic stranger, Darryl van Horne. Seducing each of the women in turn, Darryl teaches them how to further expand the power locked within, though their new unorthodox lifestyle scandalizes the town.

7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat Tickets £15 Concessions £10

All tickets subject to a booking fee. BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

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WED 12 - SAT 15 MARCH THE PRANKSTERS THEATRE COMPANY

PRIVATE PEACEFUL Adapted by Simon Reade from the novel by Michael Morpurgo Private Peaceful is, after War Horse, the best known work of former children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo. This adaptation by Simon Reade follows brothers Tommo and Charlie Peaceful from a sunny childhood in Devon to the horrors of the trenches and the awful realisation that the enemy is not always on the other side of the wire. A moving and thought provoking piece, this is a timely contribution to the commemoration of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. www.pranksterstheatre.org.uk

7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat Tickets £13 Students and Under 16s £10 Family ticket £40 School offer: one teacher ticket free with every 10 students

SUN 16 MARCH

TUE 18 - THU 20 MARCH

THE ELECTRIC COMEDY CLUB

GEORGE ABBOT SCHOOL

Another cracking night of stand up featuring Martin Evans who is regarded as one of the finest comedy minds in the business. Also including newcomers Gavin Inskip and Sheraz Yousaf, plus the fearlessly funny Gary Colman (not Different Strokes Gary Coleman of course). Hosted by the Comedy Club’s favourite compere Geoff Whiting.

Witches really are a loathsome breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when they secretly want to squish and crush all the wretched children that they despise. Luckily one brave young boy called Luke, and his Grandmother know how to spot these revolting creatures.

7.45pm Tickets £8 On the door £9 Please note that acts may be subject to change.

THE WITCHES by Roald Dahl

Join us on a magical journey that starts in cold icy Norway, to find out if Luke and his Grandmother are able to get rid of the terrifying and detestable Witches before it’s too late!

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SAT 22 MARCH COMMUNITY VOX

SPRING SING! Community Vox presents a day of singing workshops for everyone who enjoys a good sing. The day will comprise of three singing workshops each led by accomplished and diverse singing workshop leaders, including English folk singer Anna Tabbush (director of Guildford Vox Community Choir) and Member of Spookey Men’s Chorale Philip Read. To round off this uplifting day of song we will have an evening’s participatory performance by virtuoso Roma band the Gypsy Diamonds.

10.30am - 5.30pm with 7.30pm evening performance

There is no age limit and no previous experience of singing is necessary. All music will be taught by ear so you don’t need to know how to sight read to participate.

Tickets £38 whole day £32 day workshops only £10 evening performance only

Supported by Guildford Borough Council. www.communityvox.org.uk

Places are limited so book now

TUE 1, WED 2, FRI 4 & SAT 5 APRIL GUILDFORD OPERA Fully staged opera in 2 Acts by Ludwig van Beethoven Libretto by Joseph Sonnleithner English translation by Graham Billing Disguised as a man, the noble Leonore Fidelio must rescue her husband Florestan from death as a political prisoner, and evade the romantic attentions of the chief jailor’s daughter!

7.30pm 6.30pm Sat

A story of heroism and triumph over adversity, this is a rare local opportunity to see Beethoven’s only completed opera.

Tickets: Tue £18, Wed £20, Fri & Sat £22

Running time 2 hours 45 mins including one interval.

Students and school groups £12 on Tuesday 10% reduction on Tue & Wed for groups 10 + Friends of The Electric Theatre £1 off all tickets

www.guildfordopera.com

All tickets subject to a booking fee. BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

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SUN 23 - SAT 29 MARCH

GUILDFORD SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 Hon Patron, The Mayor of Guildford - Councillor Diana Lockyer-Nibbs

President: Michael Collins

Programme details on www.gsmf.org.uk and in the Festival Brochure

THU 20 MARCH 7.15pm, at G Live, Tickets £12

GUILDFORD DISTRICT ROTARY SCHOOLS CHARITY CONCERT Schools participating include George Abbot, St Peters, Tormead and Duke of Kent.

SUN 23 MARCH from 4pm

ROCK CHOIR Rock Choir

Rock Choir, the phenomenon of the decade, opens the 2014 Festival with three performances between 4pm and 8pm.

MON 24 MARCH 12.30pm

JAZZ LUNCH After sell out performances in previous festivals, Jimmy Hastings and his Quartet return to The Electric Theatre for another helping of jazz.

Supported by A J Bennewith & Co.

MON 24 MARCH 7.30pm Will Todd

THE WILL TODD ENSEMBLE Jazz of a different kind with a mixture of blues inflected music and jazz, interspersed with Will’s engaging and informal comments.

Supported by Bar des Arts.

TUE 25 MARCH 1pm

ST CATHERINE’S SCHOOL MUSICIANS Outstanding performers from one of our top schools.

Supported by Charles Russell. Maureen Galea

TUE 25 MARCH 7.30pm

SURREY UNIVERSITY BIG BAND An exciting evening from this multi platinum, award winning, 21 piece big band.

WED 26 MARCH 1pm

MAUREEN GALEA Well known local pianist with an international reputation. Albany Piano Trio

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Book tickets by calling our Box Office on 01483 444789, the Tourist Information Office on 01483 444334 or book online. Tickets Lunchtime Events £8 Concessions (Children/Students/Benefits) £4 Tickets Evening Events £15 Concessions (Children/Students/Benefits) £7.50

High Scorers’ Concert

WED 26 MARCH 7.30pm

ALBANY PIANO TRIO Mozart, Chaminade and Beethoven.

THU 27 MARCH 1pm

ABRSM HIGH SCORERS' CONCERT A concert by some of the best candidates from the Guildford area who achieved high marks in the recent music exams of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).

THU 27 MARCH 7.30pm

ONE SOPRANO AND TWO PIANISTS Alla Kravchuk, recently principal of the Hanover Opera, will present an evening of song with well known GSMF regulars Simon Phillips and Steven Ridge.

FRI 28 MARCH 1pm

JENNIFER JANSE (CELLO) & RICHARD SMITH (HARPSICHORD)

Jennifer Janse

Including sonatas by Gabrielli, Telemann and Vivaldi.

FRI 28 MARCH 7.30pm

MICHAEL COLLINS The GSMF President and world famous instrumentalist will present a programme of music for clarinet and piano . Supported by Barlow Robbins LLP.

SAT 29 MARCH 10.30am

Michael Collins

ANN MURRAY DBE The past President of GSMF will pass on her world wide experience as a leading mezzo-soprano to a group of solo singers in a workshop/master class setting.

SAT 29 MARCH 7.30pm

THE GALA CONCERT SURREY MOZART PLAYERS With former RGS student Emmanuel Bach (violin) and including pieces by Rossini, Paganini and Brahms. Supported by Hamptons International.

BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

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WED 9 - SAT 12 APRIL THE MAN IN THE MOON IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ELECTRIC THEATRE by Rudyard Kipling, adapted by Sheila Laughton This Easter, join resident youth theatre The Man In The Moon on a thrilling adventure for the whole family. Mowgli grows up believing he's as fierce as a wolf but when he learns he's actually human, he must discover how to reconcile two very different identities. Will Mowgli remain with the wolf pack and be trained in the Law of the Jungle in time to defeat Shere Khan, the most feared animal of all, or will he return to the human world? Suitable for the whole family from four years and over. www.themaninthemoon.co.uk

2.30pm & 7.30pm Wed & Thu: Tickets £9 Family Ticket £26 Concessions, ET Friends and Groups 10 + £7 Fri & Sat: Tickets £10 Family Ticket £30 Concessions, ET Friends and Groups 10 + £8

WED 16 - SAT 19 APRIL LOST FOR WORDS

AVENUE Q music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx book by Jeff Whitty based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx ‘The musical of the decade’ (Sunday Times), Avenue Q combines The Muppet Show with South Park in a musical "furr-fest" that will have you crying with laughter! Probably the funniest (and definitely the furriest!) show you're ever likely to see, this Sesame Street musical for the broad minded is a treat you will not want to miss. If you have a good sense of humour, then Avenue Q will be right up your street!

7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat Tickets £14 Concessions & ET Friends £12 Buy 9 tickets, get 10th free All tickets subject to a booking fee. 14

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Contains adult/sexual themes and strong language. Not recommended for under 14s


MON 21 APRIL LYNGO THEATRE

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Marcello Chiarenza adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch music by Carlo 'Cialdo' Capelli design assistant Elena Marini

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! This classic fairytale now gets the Lyngo treatment so expect lots of surprises, a gripping story and beautiful images as Jack sells his cow for five magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 3s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!

"Each and every child was utterly mesmerised" whatsonstage.com on Knick Knack and Doo Dad 11am & 2pm Tickets £7.50 Suitable for ages 3+

WED 23 APRIL

JAZZ CAFÉ Jacqui Hicks is one of those rarities, a great singer, gifted saxophonist and a consummate musician. After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama she toured and recorded with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra before joining the jazz/funk band Shakatak, with whom she has toured extensively. Jacqui has also worked with the Latin/Pop band Matt Bianco and has released a number of acclaimed jazz CDs under her own name. She is currently appearing up and down the country with Paul Lacey's Back To Basie Orchestra. Jacqui will be joined for this rare performance in Guildford by trumpeter Martin Shaw, one of the UK’s leading jazz musicians and is much in demand for both live performance and studio dates. "…a singer of warmth, poise and intelligence whose smoky voice is a pleasure to listen to." Yorkshire Post

Live Jazz starts 7.30pm Tickets £10 Tickets are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

SUN 27 APRIL

THE ELECTRIC COMEDY CLUB Featuring the ingenious and diamond sharp Paul Kerenza, disgustingly talented Nat Luurtsema, Guy Manners, who was last seen in our Comedy Newcomer competition in our Comedy Festival 2013, plus compere Mike Sheer.

7.45pm Tickets £8 On the door £9 Please note that acts may be subject to change.

All tickets subject to a booking fee. BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

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WED 30 APRIL SAT 3 MAY GUILDBURYS THEATRE COMPANY

TEN TIMES TABLE by Alan Ayckbourn A group of politically polarised misfits come together to produce a village pageant around a mythical historical event, “The Massacre of the Pendon Twelve”. Packed with Ayckbourn’s trademark witty observation of human character, there is petty politicking, grandstanding, dummy spitting, faction forming, back-stabbing and obsession with points of order, as a committee of well meaning volunteers attempt to gently STRANGLE each other. www.guildburys.com 7.45pm Tickets £12 Concessions £10 Buy 9 tickets, get 10th free

LOOKING AHEAD TO THE SUMMER... WED 14 - SAT 17 MAY - MERROW DRAMATIC SOCIETY

THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND by Tom Stoppard

SUN 18 - SAT 24 MAY THE MAN IN THE MOON IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ELECTRIC THEATRE

A week of productions hosted by our resident youth theatre which will include a family friendly play by top children’s author Jacqueline Wilson.

WED 18 - FRI 20 JUNE - PERFORMANCE PREPARATION ACADEMY

LITTLE WOMEN THE BROADWAY MUSICAL book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Jason Howland, music by Mindi Dickstein

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MON 28 JUL - SAT 2 AUG Another week of acclaimed independent and international cinema featuring five carefully chosen films. Further details of the screenings will be available in April 2014. Keep an eye on our website or why not join our mailing list to be first in the know? Email us at electrictheatre@guildford.gov.uk to join our mailing list

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SUMMER HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS MON 28 JUL - FRI 1 AUG

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR. 10am - 5pm. Suitable for ages 8 - 16 yrs

MON 28 JUL - FRI 1 AUG

DISNEY’S CINDERELLA KIDS 9am - 12.30pm. Suitable for ages 4 - 7 yrs

MON 4 - SAT 16 AUG

ANNIE book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin 10am - 5pm. Suitable ages 8 - 18 yrs

MON 11 - FRI 15 AUG

ANNIE KIDS 9am - 12.30pm. Suitable for ages 4 - 7 yrs

MON 4 - SAT 9 AUGUST

ELECTRIC WORKS Do you want a different kind of summer theatre workshop? Are you aged between 14 and 18 years and interested in the technical side of theatre? Sign up for this one week intensive training course which offers an amazing insight into what goes on behind the scenes of many different types of productions. You’ll pick up knowledge in lighting, sound, stage management, props and flying. You’ll be taught by real pros that work in the industry and have the opportunity to meet other people of your age with the same interests.

Mon: 9.30am - 5pm Tue - Fri: 10am - 5pm Sat: 9.30am - 2pm For ages 14 - 18 years Places cost £90 All tickets subject to a booking fee. BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

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REGULAR CLASSES EVERY TUESDAY 10am - 12pm

U3A BRIDGE CLUB A course for complete beginners, those wanting a refresher, or to learn a bidding system (ACOL). Social Bridge for those wanting to play Chicago or Rubber Bridge or needing to practice to improve their skills in order to join the Duplicate Group or a local club. Visit guildfordu3a.org.uk for more details.

EVERY WEDNESDAY 2pm - 2.30pm (2 - 4yrs)

BUSY LIZZY: FUNTIME FRENCH The French language is introduced through the use of stories, songs, games, puppets and play. Toddler French Classes are educational and fun, designed to expose your child to French in a friendly and interactive environment. Visit busylizzy.co.uk for more details.

EVERY SATURDAY during term time 11am (4 - 7yrs)

BOOGIE DANCE Join Hannah from Boogie Pumps for a street dance class packed full of fun and cool moves. Dance like the stars from your favourite television shows and films in this enjoyable class. Don't forget to dress in comfortable clothes so that you can move easily. To find out more about Boogie Pumps' Saturday classes visit their website boogiepumps.co.uk or email Hannah at Hannah@boogiepumps.co.uk

EVERY SATURDAY during term time 11.45am (2.5 - 4yrs)

BABY BALLET Boogie Pumps also run a Baby Ballet class. Using music and dance, this class gives little ones the chance to experience the joy of ballet in a fun and friendly environment. To find out more about Boogie Pumps' Saturday classes visit their website boogiepumps.co.uk or email Hannah at Hannah@boogiepumps.co.uk

Do you run a class and are looking for new premises? Then enquire about hiring our Farley Room at electrictheatre@guildford.gov.uk or call 01483 444787.

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THE MAN IN THE MOON

THE ELECTRIC THEATRE’S RESIDENT YOUTH THEATRE

WEEKLY DRAMA WORKSHOPS With the emphasis on fun and performance, our after school drama workshops are designed specifically to develop skills that will benefit children for life. Activities include an exciting mix of; improvisation, role play, drama games, movement and teamwork, fuelling the imagination whilst working towards performance opportunities with new friends. Above all, they're great fun. All children need to bring with them is enthusiasm. It doesn't matter if they’ve never done any drama before; we all have to start somewhere. We're so confident that you'll love how dramatically different our workshops are that you can even try one out for free! Just let us know when you'd like to come.

DISCOVER WORKSHOPS MONDAY AND TUESDAY

Spring Term Dates:

Children in School Years 1 to 4 5pm to 6.30pm

Monday 13 January to Tuesday 25 March

EXPLORE WORKSHOPS

Limited Spaces Available Now

MONDAY AND TUESDAY Children in School Years 5 to 8 6.30pm to 8pm 10 week term For the first child £85 For second and third siblings £70

Check out the website for more details www.themaninthemoon.co.uk or call on 01428 751656.

BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

www.electrictheatre.co.uk

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BOX OFFICE OPENING TIMES Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 5pm (or until the start of the performance on performance nights). Sunday opening times vary.  IN PERSON Pop in and see us to book your tickets.  BY TELEPHONE on 01483 444789 (option 1)  ONLINE 24 HOURS A DAY at www.electrictheatre.co.uk. There is an administration charge of 5% for this service.  BY POST The Box Office, The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4SZ. Please note there is a booking fee of 50p per ticket for all face to face, telephone and postal bookings. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Delta, Maestro, Electron and Solo cards. Please make cheques payable to G.B.C.

CONCESSIONS One discount per ticket applies. Concession categories may include senior citizens, students, under 16s, disabled patrons (carers come free), job seekers, income support recipients and Friends of The Electric Theatre. Appropriate ID required. Please check individual events for the concessions offered.

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BECOME OUR FRIEND The Friends of The Electric Theatre is a body of supporters who actively help the work of this vibrant venue for community and professional performing arts through membership and fundraising. Join the Friends of The Electric Theatre and enjoy many benefits such as:  Discounts on many productions.  10% discount at The Electric Theatre Café Bar.  Regular social events.  Volunteering opportunities such as ushering, marketing and admin.  Supporting The Electric Theatre.

And all for a donation of £12 a year or £20 for a couple at the same address. Join via our website at www.electrictheatre.co.uk or contact the Box Office on 01483 444789.

FREE MAILING LIST To receive regular copies of The Electric Theatre brochure simply call the Box Office. To join our email list scan the QR code or visit our website. ACCESS The Electric Theatre aims to be welcoming and accessible to all. There is level or ramped access to the Auditorium, Café Bar area and toilets. The Auditorium can accommodate up to eight wheelchairs and has a Sennheiser Infrared sound enhancement system. Headsets can be obtained from the Box Office. We welcome assistance dogs and for all our events carers of disabled patrons attend free. Parking is available for disabled patrons but advance booking is recommended. Please let us know your requirements when booking and we will strive to accommodate them.

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BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

www.electrictheatre.co.uk

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PARKING Parking at The Electric Theatre is strictly for disabled patrons. Bedford Road Car Park is just a few minutes walk from the Theatre on Onslow Street. Parking is £1.20 an hour during the day and £1 per evening visit after 6pm. On Sundays parking is £1.50 per visit. For further information and up to date charges visit Guildford Borough Council’s website at www.guildford.gov.uk TRAIN Guildford mainline Station is only a short walk from the Theatre. BUS An extensive local bus service (including Park and Ride) is available from the Friary Bus Station, again a short distance from the Theatre. ON FOOT From the town centre, there is an underpass between New Look and TK Maxx in Friary Street. Alternatively, if you are coming from the Friary Shopping Centre, Bus Station or Train Station, there are pedestrian crossings. CYCLISTS Bike racks are located alongside the Theatre, just by the main entrance.

If you’re unsure of the best way to travel or where to park, please give us a call on 01483 444789.

WHERE ARE WE?

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CALENDAR JANUARY 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 24 25 26 27 29

The Friends of the Electric Theatre Quiz Night Untouchable (15) A Simple Life (PG) A Hijacking (15) U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha Tyrannosaur (18) Blue Jasmine (12A) Lee Hurst “Things That Make You Go Aaarggh!!!” The Music Works presents: Let’s Make Music! The Electric Comedy Club Godalming College Contemporary Music Showcase 2014 Jazz Café

FEBRUARY 1 10 - 15 17 - 22 19 23 27 - 28

Surrey Mozart Players Songs for a New World Family Festival Jazz Café The Electric Comedy Club The Fix

MARCH 1 6-8 12 - 15 16 18 - 20 22 23 - 29

The Fix The Witches of Eastwick Private Peaceful The Electric Comedy Club The Witches Spring Sing! Guildford Spring Music Festival

APRIL 1-2 4-5 9 - 12 16 - 19 21 23 30

Fidelio Fidelio The Jungle Book Avenue Q Jack and the Beanstalk Jazz Café Ten Times Table

MAY 1-3 14 - 17 18 - 24

Ten Times Table The Real Inspector Hound MIMfest 2014

JUNE 18 - 20

Little Women The Broadway Musical

BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

www.electrictheatre.co.uk

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electrictheatre@guildford.gov.uk www.electrictheatre.co.uk 01483 444789

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