Page 1




HELLO AND WELCOME... ... to another season at The Electric Theatre. We’ve had a very successful Spring season which included our January Film Festival and half term Family Festival where we hosted our first ever relaxed performances. We worked closely with The Open Box Theatre Company to produce accessible theatre for children with autism and their families which was a great success. Thank you to everyone that came to visit and watch this space for more in the future. It’s a season of Festivals this summer, with tie ins to the Guildford Summer Festival, Guildford Fringe Festival and our own mini Festival hosted jointly with our resident youth theatre MIMfest 2014 (p7). We are also really excited by our expanded Electric Film Festival (p13-15). Based on your feedback we’ve added matinee performances, plus shorts from local filmmakers before some screenings. As usual we will have free programme notes for every film with lots of extra details about the screenings. So grab a beer or a glass of wine, settle down in a popcorn and advert free environment, and enjoy the best the independent and world cinema scene has to offer.

The Enchanted Castle Relaxed Workshop

Blue is the Warmest Colour p14

We will, of course, have our usual eclectic mix of programming including some wonderful theatre, film, opera and orchestral music from local community groups. Don’t miss the Jazz Café (p6, 8, 11) and our Comedy Club (p6, 10) which we think is the longest running club in Guildford by now! Catch the next big thing on the comedy circuit in our atmospheric Café Bar once a month. Whether it’s catching some comedy, having a long cool drink by the riverside or supporting a friend in a local production, we look forward to welcoming you to our theatre soon.

The Electric Theatre Team

Christian Schulte-Loh at The Electric Comedy Club p6


@Electric Theatre

Our Café Bar is a great place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of Guildford’s High Street. Enjoy a drink by the riverside this summer under a canopy of beautiful wisteria on our outdoor terrace. Or why not cosy up with a coffee and make use of our free WiFi in our bright and airy Café?

OPENING TIMES We serve drinks, cakes and snacks during the following times:

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm (non performance days) Please check with the Box Office to confirm Sunday opening times.

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

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 for more information.

HIRE A 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

BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789



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 practise to improve their skills in order to join the Duplicate Group or a local club. Visit for more details.

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

BUSYLIZZY: 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 or call 01483 610333 for more details.

EVERY FRIDAY during term time 10.30am (6 months - 4yrs)

BOOGIE BABIES A fun way to use music to boost young children’s brain development. Music and movement will help to accelerate the development of your child’s language skills and coordination, increase creativity and improve manual dexterity in a fun environment. Come join us for a magical musical journey. Visit or email 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 or email

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 or email

Do you run a class? Are looking for new premises? Then enquire about hiring our Farley Room at or call 01483 444787.


@Electric Theatre All tickets subject to a booking fee.


TEN TIMES TABLE WED 30 APRIL - SAT 3 MAY 7.45pm Tickets £12 Concessions £10 Buy 9 tickets, get 10th free 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, ‘Ten Times Table’ follows this committee of well meaning volunteers as they attempt to gently strangle each other.







8pm Tickets £14 Concessions and ET Friends £12 Choreographed by Flavio de Brito This dynamic and passionate show breaks out of the confines of the ballroom and takes tango back to its Buenos Aires roots. Now in its 9th year, the show features an international cast of both professional and amateur dancers. Come and experience this seductive dance, and journey through its numerous aspects and moods. From timeless tradition through to the contemporary high energy beat of the Tango Nuevo with a hint of tango history and humour. BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

5pm and 8pm Tickets £12 Musical Director Peter Roberts A new repertoire, featuring songs from musical theatre and popular music, by the iconic GSA Singers. A musical journey through the emotions and experiences involved in living life to the full. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the 2014 Singers in one of their only public appearances.

All tickets subject to a booking fee.



"Mark Crooks... exceptional" BBC

By Tom Stoppard



WED 14 - SAT 17 MAY


8pm Tickets £10 Concessions £8

Live jazz starts 7.30pm Tickets £10

The play follows two theatre critics - Moon and Birdboot - who are watching a ludicrous setup of a country house murder mystery, in the style of a whodunit. By chance, they become involved in the action causing a series of events that parallel the play they are watching. Full of suspense, murder, poignant critical acclamations and laugh-out-loud belly aching moments this is a comedy not to be missed.

Featuring Mark Crooks Clarinet/Sax A graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music, and winner of the Young Jazz Player of the Year Competition in 1991, Mark Crooks has worked in a wide range of musical settings. He is most at home in the jazz world, having played at all of London’s top jazz venues and festivals across the country. Mark’s own group features his clarinet and tenor with the brilliant guitar playing of Colin Oxley. Colin is a graduate of the Guildhall School who has pursued a highly successful musical career, and was voted Jazz Musician of the Year by the Worshipful Company of Musicians in 2000. In between touring and recording Colin is a professor of Jazz Guitar at the Guildhall.

The Real Inspector Hound is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

THE ELECTRIC COMEDY CLUB SUN 25 MAY 7.45pm Tickets £8.50 On the door £9.50 Please note acts may be subject to change. Our now legendary comedy night returns on bank holiday weekend with some amazing acts to tempt you away from the BBQ. Headlining this evening is Germany’s very own wunderlad Christian Schulte-Loh. With amusing audacity, Christian plays with stereotypes giving his tours some interesting names (the ‘Stop Laughing, I’m German’ and ‘Comedy World War’ tours spring to mind). Delightfully rebellious, Christian is a gem of a comedian thought provoking and hilarious in equal measure, a real treat! “ of the most subversive acts ever. The gags have an astonishing freshness and power." The Spectator Also starring Laurence Tuck, Danny Buckler, Mark Restuccia and Tom Hayward. 6

@Electric Theatre All tickets subject to a booking fee.


Tickets £8 Concessions £6

DOUBLE ACT WED 21 - SAT 24 MAY 5pm, Saturday 2pm Adapted from the book by Jacqueline Wilson Ruby and Garnet are twins. They're identical and they do everything together, especially since their mother died three years earlier - but they couldn't be more different. Bossy, bouncy, funny Ruby loves to take charge and is desperate to be a famous actress, while quiet, sensitive, academic Garnet loves nothing more than to curl up with one of her favourite books. And when everything around the twins is changing so much, can being a double act work for ever?

CHATROOM By Enda Walsh MUGGED By Andrew Payne THU 22 - FRI 23 MAY 7.30pm Suitable for school years 5 and over A double bill of teenage plays performed by local young talent. ‘Chatroom’ is a funny, compelling and uplifting play that tackles the issues of teenage life head-on and with great understanding. In ‘Mugged’ a daily dilemma becomes a devastating experience for a group of school kids. How do you tell the truth when to do so can have dire consequences?

MIMFEST CELEBRATION SAT 24 MAY 7.30pm Join performers from resident youth theatre The Man In The Moon with special guests from Lockwood Day Centre for an exciting celebration of young people and the performing arts. With play extracts, music and dance, the evening will be a fitting finale to mimfest 2014.


THE ACCRINGTON PALS THU 29 - SAT 31 MAY 7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat Tickets £12 Concessions £10 On general sale from Wed 30 April. By Peter Whelan Director Sabina Netherclift Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Many plays have been written to highlight the pity of war, but Peter Whelan’s ‘The Accrington Pals’ concentrates on the effect of being parted in such circumstances on those left behind. This poignant and humane look at the lasting impact of conflict and the spirit of resilience asks “how much am I for myself and how much am I for other people?” as we commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

All tickets subject to a booking fee.



THE MEMORY OF WATER THU 5 - SAT 7 JUNE 7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat Tickets £12 Concessions £10 On general sale from Wed 30 April. By Shelagh Stephenson Director John Gillett Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Three sisters return home for their mother's funeral, and old family demons re-emerge to influence the present and future in a play full of both humour and insight. The death throws up conflicting memories of childhood and reveals secret lives and longings, deceptions and resentments, broken dreams and delusions that place strains on the women’s relationships with each other and their men – but which also open up new possibilities.


JAZZ CAFE TUE 10 JUNE Live jazz starts 7.30pm Tickets £10 Featuring Julian Costello, tenor sax Saxophonist and composer Julian Costello studied at the Trinity College of Music and has released four CDs to date; ‘Edge of Distinction’ (2011), ‘Der-Da-Di-Da’ (2009), ‘Cake and Consequences’ (2004) and ‘Tea and “ emotive and soulful Scandal’ (1996). The Guardian describes him as “left leaning and having a tenor player” Jazzwise Magazine bubbly Charles Lloyd like tone” and his music has been praised in Time Out, Jazz Journal and Jazzwise Magazine. It has also been played on BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM, with one of his tunes used on a Channel 4 News documentary. Julian is joined for his first visit to Guildford by his long term musical collaborators David Beebee on piano and Milo Fell on drums.


AMATEUR DRAMATICS: A MUSICAL COMEDY WED 11 - SAT 14 JUNE 7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat Tickets £16.50 Concessions, ET Friends, Groups 10+ £12.50 Written by Katie Lam and Alex Parker The show follows the trials and tribulations of the Great Osterley North Amateur Dramatics Society – or, as chairwoman Honoria likes them to be known, 'GONADS' – as they prepare for the performance of their latest production, 'The Golden Empress'. Cast, crew and committee are forced to explore friendship, community and theatre with hilarious results, but will The Golden Empress ever make it to the stage? 8

@Electric Theatre All tickets subject to a booking fee.


LITTLE WOMEN: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL WED 18 - FRI 20 JUNE 7.30pm, 2.30pm Fri Matinee Tickets £15 Concessions and Matinee £10 Book by Allan Knee, Lyrics by Jason Howland Music by Mindi Dickstein Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott Director Paul Chesterton An amateur production by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. on behalf of Music Theatre International

‘Little Women’ focuses on the four March sisters - brassy, tomboy-like, aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy and kind hearted Beth. They live with their beloved Marmee in Concord, Massachusetts and await their father, who is away serving as a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War. Intercut with vignettes in which their lives unfold are several recreations of the melodramatic short stories Jo writes in her attic studio.

SURREY MOZART PLAYERS GALA CONCERT SAT 21 JUNE 7.30pm Tickets £18 Under 16s £9 (Family tickets available, discounts for groups 10+) Surrey Mozart Players present an intriguing programme of orchestral masterpieces in their Gala Concert. The heroic overture to Weber’s ‘Euryanthe’ is coupled with the less well-known Cello Concerto by Samuel Barber. This is performed by the great American cellist Parry Karp on the very cello for which the concerto was written. The concert concludes with the Fifth Symphony of Vaughan Williams, which is perhaps the most intimate and lyrical of all his works for orchestra. BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

All tickets subject to a booking fee.



ANYTHING GOES FRI 27 - SAT 28 JUNE 7pm Tickets £12 Concessions and ET Friends £10 Music and lyrics by Cole Porter Original book by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse New book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman Originally Produced by Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City An amateur production by arrangement with MusicScope

Following their sell out performances of ‘Les Misérables School Edition’ and ‘West Side Story’, the Guildford Youth Theatre return to invite you all aboard the S.S. American! Sail away with this wonderful 1930s Tony Award winning romantic comedy. Featuring the classic Porter songs 'It's De-Lovely', 'Friendship', 'I Get A Kick Out Of You', 'You're The Top', 'Blow, Gabriel, Blow' and, of course, 'Anything Goes'. Find out more at

“full of poise, wit and expertly-placed callbacks”  The Scotsman

THE ELECTRIC COMEDY CLUB SUN 29 JUNE 7.45pm Tickets £8.50 On the door £9.50 Please note that acts may be subject to change.

A warm welcome back to Comedy Club favourite Matt Green. Aside from the festivals (Brighton, Glasgow and Edinburgh) Matt has been busy performing stand up in clubs around the country and when he’s not gigging he’s writing new material for BBC Radio 4’s ‘News Quiz’. An affable chap whose comic retorts are as sharp as any scripted material, Matt’s brand of intelligent, self-deprecating humour is always well received. Joining Matt will be Kevin Precious, Nicky Wilkinson, Mat Ewins and Jack Shanik.




FRI 4 JULY 8pm Tickets £15 Concessions £12 Groups of 5+ and ET Friends 10% Discount Sedac Productions are proud to present the fabulous Junction 4 Big Band, returning after their sensational ‘Rock Swings’ November concert. If you love American swing music then don’t miss this. This explosive band play everything from Basie to Ellington, via Buddy Rich and Thad Jones, with plenty of surprises thrown in. This concert also features a superb tribute to Frank Sinatra by the remarkable Steve Conway. As a continuation of their work in the community, the J4BB will be collecting for Combat Stress, the war veterans mental health charity.

@Electric Theatre All tickets subject to a booking fee.


SAT 5 JULY 7pm Tickets £12 Concessions £10 Returning to The Electric Theatre for a triumphant fourth year, the talented students from the Guildford Theatre School present what will no doubt be another sell out sensation as they bring the best of Broadway to the stage in a glorious evening of dance, drama and singing. Find out more at


JAZZ CAFE TUE 8 JULY Live jazz starts 7.30pm Tickets £10 Featuring Vasillis Xenopoulos, tenor sax with Nigel Price, guitar Acclaimed tenor saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos is one of the most respected saxophonists in the country. His fiery and explosive style is perfectly matched by the flowing bebop lines and deep blues playing of guitarist Nigel Price.



Nigel is the 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Award winner and an outstandingly gifted and popular guitarist who combines a great sound and a dazzlingly technique.

MON 14 - FRI 18 JULY Times and prices TBC The ACM Diploma Showcase is running for the ninth successive year and will give the opportunity to marvel at the music industry’s stars of tomorrow. All ACM Diploma students will be showcasing their talents under the discerning eyes of a range of industry professionals. Definitely not to be missed! BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

All tickets subject to a booking fee.



GUILDFORD IN THE GREAT WAR CIRCLE EIGHT 50TH ANNIVERSARY SAT 19 JULY 8pm Tickets £10 Circle Eight’s new documentary marks the centenary of the start of the First World War in August 1914. Matthew Alexander narrates the story of Guildford during those war years and how the conflict changed everyday life in the town forever. 2014 is also Circle Eight’s Golden Jubilee. The evening's entertainment will include a special celebration to mark the Group’s 50 years of award winning movie production in Guildford.


@Electric Theatre All tickets subject to a booking fee.


DON GIOVANNI TUE 22, WED 23, FRI 25, SAT 26 JULY 7.30pm Tickets £17.50 Concessions £15

By W.A. Mozart

The Black Cat Opera Company presents a stellar cast of acclaimed singers in Mozart and Da Ponte’s cautionary comic tale of seduction, murder and vengeance. After violently murdering a fellow nobleman, libertine Don Giovanni is thwarted at every turn and relentlessly pursued by those he has wronged. He is finally forced to face his crimes by the arrival of a chilling and unexpected dinner guest. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Performed with orchestra. THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

VAMPYR (PG) WITH HARMONIEBAND SUN 27 JULY 8.30pm Tickets £12 Concessions £8 1932 - 1hr 15mins - Director Carl Theodor Dreyer Live soundtrack composed and performed by Paul Robinson and HARMONIEBAND. Paul Robinson (keyboard) Dai Pritchard (clarinet/sax) Adam Robinson (violin/viola).

An occult student is assailed by supernatural haunts and local evildoers in a village outside Paris. Brilliant Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer is famous for creating evocative atmospheres and profoundly unsettling imagery. With its roiling fogs, ominous scythes and foreboding echoes, ‘Vampyr’ is one of cinema’s great nightmares. The film will be accompanied by HarmonieBand who have an internationally established reputation for presenting especially composed scores to accompany silent film.

COMPOSING FOR FILM WORKSHOP 3pm - 5pm Tickets £5 For those interested in exploring the role music plays in our understanding of film. We will view and discuss a short clip from a silent film and through improvisation, prepare an accompaniment for it. Bring an instrument or use some percussion we will have available at the event. Ask for an application form from the Box Office. BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

All tickets subject to a booking fee.


part of

Tickets £7 Concessions & ET Friends £5.50 3 films or more £6.25 (£4.75) 5 films or more £5.75 (£4.25)

Film brochure with full details available in May. Please note films may be subject to change.

Some of our films are subtitled. Please see film brochure for details.



1hr 30min - 2012 When a prank caller convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, no-one is left unharmed. Based on true events. “A punchy and effective drama” Empire, Time Out

1hr 38min - 2012 An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. “simple but charming” Daily Mail

BLACKFISH (15) TUE 29 JULY 8pm 1hr 20min - 2013 Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. ‘Blackfish’ shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity. A hard hitting and heart breaking documentary. Time Out


BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR (18) THU 31 JULY 7.30pm 2hr 59min - 2013 Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. “Anchored by two of the most natural, committed performances you'll ever see…” Empire

@Electric Theatre All tickets subject to a booking fee.

PHILOMENA (12A) SAT 2 AUGUST 2.30pm 1hr 34min - 2013 ‘Philomena’ focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith, a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

THE GREAT BEAUTY (15) SAT 2 AUGUST 7.30pm 2hr 22min - 2013 Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Winner Academy Award 2014 Best Foreign Language Film



MON 8 SEP 8pm

THU 11 SEP 2.30pm

1hr 24min - 2012 An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fairweather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.

2hr 6min - 2013 A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need.

GLORIA (15) TUE 16 SEP 8pm

NEBRASKA (15) TUE 9 SEP 2.30pm & THU 18 SEP 8pm 1hr 55min - 2013 A father and son are on the trail of a dubious fortune - and in search of an understanding of each other that once seemed impossible. With Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Bruce Dern.

THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA (15) TUE 9 SEP 8pm 2hr 10min - 1983 In a small village everyone who reaches the age of 70 must go to a certain mountain top to die or disgrace their family. Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the mountain. But first she must make sure that her eldest son Tatsuhei finds a wife.


THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (U) THU 11 SEP 8pm & THU 18 SEP 2.30pm 1hr 27min - 1964 A sung through, kaleidoscopic musical starring the young Catherine Deneuve. An umbrella shopkeeper's teenage daughter is left pregnant by her mechanic boyfriend (who's gone to do his military service in the Algerian war) and forced by her mother to marry a rich jeweller.

THE WIND RISES (PG) MON 15 SEP 8pm 1hr 20min - 2013 A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. An animation from legendary director Hayao Miyazaki.

WED 10 SEP 8pm


1hr 51min - 2013 A documentary that focuses on Muscle Shoals, located alongside the Tennessee River, Alabama. This is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music.

TUE 16 SEP 2.30pm

BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

1hr 29min - 2012 Set in the near future, this film focuses on Frank Weld, an aging jewel thief played by Frank Langella, whose son buys him a domestic robot.

1hr 20min - 2013 From the Oscar nominated producers of ‘No’, critically acclaimed ’Gloria’ stars Silver Bear Best Actress winner Paulina Garcia as a 50 something divorcee in this inspiring, contemporary comedy drama about loneliness, self-discovery, love and female independence.

THE MISSING PICTURE (12A) WED 17 SEP 8pm 1hr 32min - 2013 Director Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.

You gave feedback and we listened… Changes for this Film Festival - Added matinee performances. - Later starting times for evening screenings. - Shorts by local filmmakers before selected screenings. - A longer Film Festival (Hoorah!)

All tickets subject to a booking fee.



FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR. MON 28 JULY - FRI 1 AUGUST 10am - 5pm. Suitable for 8 - 16 years Places cost £130 Siblings £110 If your kids have a passion for dance, drama and singing, sign them up for this one week theatre workshop which offers young people the chance to perform a Broadway musical classic in a professional theatre with costumes, sets and lights! Similar to previous successful summer schools, Fame Jr, Guys & Dolls Jr and High School Musical Jr, pupils will work under the guidance of a highly skilled professional team, treading the boards, mastering the dance routines, perfecting the lines and putting on a show for family and friends in just one week. Winner of nine Tony Awards, Fiddler on the Roof Jr. centres on the story of Tevye and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish traditions. Featuring the musical numbers ‘Sunrise Sunset’, ‘Matchmaker’, ‘Tradition’ and ‘If I Were a Rich Man’, the original Broadway production was the first musical in history to surpass 3,000 performances and for 10 years held the record for the longest running Broadway musical!

ELECTRIC WORKS TECHNICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP MON 4 - SAT 9 AUGUST Mon: 9.30am - 5pm Tue - Fri: 10am - 5pm Sat: 9.30am - 2pm Suitable for 14 - 18 years Places cost £90 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. 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.


@Electric Theatre All tickets subject to a booking fee.





10am - 5pm. Suitable 8 - 18 years Places cost £230 Siblings £200 Performances: Fri 15 and Sat 16 August at 7pm

9am - 12.30pm. Suitable for 4 - 7 years Places cost £100 Siblings £80

Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, Based on Little Orphan Annie Are you between 8 and 18 years old? Do you have a passion for dance, drama or singing? Then sign up today for the two week Guildford Summer Youth Project 2014!

Your chance to be the star of Tomorrow... ...AND PUT ON A SHOW IN TWO WEEKS.

The timeless fairy tale meets the magic of Disney in this adaptation of the treasured animated film. Children aged between 4 and 7 will have the chance to perform this story full of colourful characters and beautiful tunes. A fun and accessible holiday workshop with the opportunity to perform in a ‘proper’ theatre.

Following last year's highly successful production of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' the Guildford Summer Youth Project returns to The Electric Theatre to present one of the most beloved musicals in history. Work under the guidance of a highly skilled professional creative team on this two week course. Tread the boards at The Electric Theatre, master the dance routines, perfect the harmonies and learn the lines. Then perform what you’ve learned to a paying audience at the end of the course. This is THE not-to-be-missed opportunity of the summer!

MON 11 - FRI 15 AUG 9am - 12.30pm. Suitable for 4 - 7 years Places cost £100 Siblings £80 Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine Little Orphan Annie takes centre stage in ‘Annie Kids’, an adaptation of one of the world's best loved musicals. With plenty of parts to go around, including featured roles as well as ensemble parts this workshop is perfectly adapted for ages 4 to 7 years. Its bright, tuneful score is easy to sing and filled with familiar numbers like “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” If your little one is a budding performer then this is the workshop for you!

BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789

All tickets subject to a booking fee.



Back by popular demand!





2pm - 3.30pm Children £5.50 Adults £2.50 Suitable for the whole family (children must be accompanied)


A great big kids disco party for the whole family to enjoy. We will have a professional DJ, exciting disco lights and all your favourite pop music - just like a proper grown up disco. Put on your party gear and join us for the ultimate disco party. There will be juice and biscuits on hand as well as a disco dancing competition (there’ll even be one for the grown ups too!).

A special one day course which gives children the chance to perform on the stage of a real theatre. The workshop will be based on a popular piece of children’s literature.

DISCO DANCING WORKSHOP 1pm Tickets £4.50 Combined ticket with disco £9 Suitable for 4+ years Lead by Boogie Pumps, learn a routine to one of your favourite pop tunes. Then, when that song comes on at the party, you can show off your best disco moves!

10am - 5.30pm Places cost £25 Siblings £20 Suitable for 8 - 12 years

They will spend the day rehearsing the show and will perform what they've learned on our stage at the end of the day. Taught by our resident youth theatre, The Man In The Moon, this is the perfect taster day for budding young actors.


SUMMER JAZZ CAFE SUN 17 AUG Live jazz starts 7.30pm Tickets £10 Featuring Jazz Guitar legend Jim Mullen with Cheryl King, alto sax A very special edition of our popular Jazz Cafe evenings with one of the UK’s finest and award winning jazz guitarists. Famed for his performance with ‘The Average White Band’, Jim is perhaps best known for his long association with the late Dick Morrissey in Morrissey/Mullen. Twice winner of ‘Best Guitar’ in the British Telecom Jazz Awards and ‘Best Guitar’ in the British Jazz Awards for 2000, he is the first choice guitarist for many visiting Americans. Performing with Cheryl King on alto sax, expect a hard swinging evening of melodic, blues drenched modern jazz. “ Jim Mullen’s unique mellow guitar sound spins an effortless stream of melody” Dave Gelly, The Observer "For sheer musical excellence, this is a band with few peers" Chris Parker - Times Jazz Critic 18

@Electric Theatre All tickets subject to a booking fee.


THE 24HR MUSICAL SAT 13 SEPTEMBER 7.30pm Tickets £10 Join our slightly mad and sleep deprived cast who have stayed awake and been rehearsing a fully staged musical for 24 hours straight. What will it be? You’ll just have to come and find out. We guarantee a fantastic evening of musical theatre.


THE SHOWSTOPPERS FRI 19 SEPTEMBER 7.30pm Tickets £14 Concessions £12

SURREY MOZART PLAYERS SAT 20 SEPTEMBER 7.30pm Tickets £17 Under 16s £7.50

Back by popular demand! This incredible troupe of performers never fails to impress, and they certainly went down a storm last time they visited us. A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award winning production. Audience suggestions spontaneously become an all singing, all dancing show on the spot. A very very funny night out indeed!

Surrey Mozart Players open their 2014-15 season with the welcome return of star violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky to play the dramatic Sibelius Violin Concerto. True to their roots, they pay homage to Mozart with his overture 'The Impresario' and, in a piece of innovative programming, conclude their concert with a new arrangement for orchestra of Brahms' Second Piano Quartet, made by the orchestra's dynamic conductor Kenneth Woods. An occasion not to be missed!

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




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

EXPLORE WORKSHOPS 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 or call on 01428 751656.

Summer Term Dates: Monday 28 April to Monday 14 July Limited spaces available now

Take a look at p18 for some summer fun with The Man In The Moon.


@Electric Theatre

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 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 card and cheque bookings. We do not charge a booking fee for cash transactions. 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.

BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789


JOIN THE FRIENDS 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 as an usher.  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 or contact the Box Office on 01483 444789.

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.

Please contact us to request this brochure in an alternative format. 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.


@Electric Theatre

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 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.


BOX OFFICE: 01483 444789


The Electric Theatre @ElectricTheatre THE ELECTRIC THEATRE, Onslow Street, Guildford, GU1 4SZ E W T 01483 444789

DIARY AT A GLANCE MAY 1-3 9 10 13 14 - 17 21 - 24 25 29 - 31

JULY (cont.) Ten Times Table Tangoed Up: Argentinian Tango Show GSA Singers: A Lot of Livin’ To Do Jazz Café The Real Inspector Hound mimfest 2014 The Electric Comedy Club The Accrington Pals

JUNE 5-7 10 11 - 14 18 - 20 21 22

The Memory of Water Jazz Café Amateur Dramatics: A Musical Comedy Little Women: A Broadway Musical Surrey Mozart Players Gala Concert Sounds of Summer with Guildford Barbershop Harmony Club and Friends 4.30pm and 7.30pm. 27 - 28 Anything Goes 29 The Electric Comedy Club

JULY 4 5 8 12 14 - 18 19

Junction 4 Big Band On Broadway Jazz Café PPA Kids Showcase ACM Diploma Showcase Circle Eight Film Group: Guildford in the Great War

Please recycle this brochure after use (or give to a good home).

22 - 23 25 - 26 27 28 - 31 28 - 31 28 29 30 31

Don Giovanni Don Giovanni Vampyr (PG) Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Disney’s Cinderella Kids Wadjda (PG) Blackfish (15) Compliance (15) Blue is the Warmest Colour (18)

AUGUST 1 1 2 2 3 4-9 4 - 16 10 11 - 15 17

Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Disney’s Cinderella Kids Philomena (12A) The Great Beauty (15) Summer Kids Disco Party Electric Works Annie Play in a Day Annie Kids Summer Jazz Cafe

SEPTEMBER 8 - 11 13 14 15 - 18 19 20

Electric Film Festival The 24hr Musical Heritage Open Day Electric Film Festival The Showstoppers Surrey Mozart Players

The Electric Theatre Summer 2014 Brochure  

Find out what's on from May to September at The Electric Theatre in Guildford.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you