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Theatre Performances

Jim Cartwright's Road

Wednesday 9 February 2011

19.30

Jim Cartwright's Road

Wednesday 9 & Friday 11 February, 19.30

As Loud As Silence

Wednesday 2 March 2011

19.30

'Your journey will be worth every penny and every minute, and it might just take you places you never even knew existed.'  The Stage 2009

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Hamlet

Thursday 2 June 2011

First-year students in Theatre Studies will be tackling Shakespeare’s Hamlet, one of the most challenging and rewarding plays in the English canon.

21 Tables

Friday 17 June 2011

11.00–14.00, 15.00–18.00, 19.00–22.00

The party’s tonight. An elegant affair to mark the long loose ends of a life. But that’s for later. There’s a day to get through first.

MA Showcase

Tuesday 27 September 2011

19:30

Presented by MA Acting and Musical Theatre Graduates

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CANDIDE

Wednesday 19 October 2011

19.30

note: Matinee at 14.30 Saturday 22 October

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Billy

Wednesday 2 November 2011

19:30

note: Matinee 14.30 Saturday 5 November

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Festen

Wednesday 16 November 2011

19.30

note: Matinee at 14.30 Saturday 19 November

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Pornography

Wednesday 23 November 2011

19.30

note: Matinee at 14.30 Saturday 26 November

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TALES FROM A SEA JOURNEY

Wednesday 30 November 2011

19.30

Don’t miss your chance to see this European company as they moor up at the University’s PATS Studio.

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THE LITTLE THINGS WE DO TOGETHER

Sunday 4 December 2011

7pm

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Children of Eden

Wednesday 7 December 2011

19.30

note: matinee 14:30 Saturday 10 December [no performance Sunday 11 Dec]

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HONK! A MUSICAL COMEDY

Thursday 8 December 2011

7pm 8th and 9th December, 1pm and 5pm Sat 10th

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling"

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SCHOOL OF ARTS CHRISTMAS SHOW

Friday 16 December 2011

19.30 to 19.30 (MATINEE CANCELLED)

Please join us for an extra special Christmas Show to celebrate the new School of Arts, featuring students from Dance, Film, Theatre, Music and Sound Recording, and the Guildford School of Acting.

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THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Monday 6 February 2012

19.30

Matinee: Saturday 11 February at 14.30

SPRING AWAKENING

Monday 20 February 2012

19.30

Matinee: Saturday 25 February at 14.30

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STALIN'S FAVOURITE

Wednesday 29 February 2012

19:30

Theatre Unlimited presents Stalin's Favourite

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DEFYING HITLER

Thursday 1 March 2012

19:30

Theatre Unlimited presents Defying Hitler

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ON THE RAZZLE

Wednesday 28 March 2012

19.30

Matinee: Saturday 31 March at 14.30

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HEAR AND NOW

Saturday 28 April 2012

17.00 & 20.00

The 2012 GSA Singers bring you a selection of songs from musical theatre and beyond...

GSA Showcase 2012 - Musical Theatre

Wednesday 9 May 2012

17.00 & 20.00

Graduating students for the Musical Theatre course perform an entertaining selection of scenes and songs.

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GSA Showcase 2012 - Acting

Monday 14 May 2012

17.00 & 20.00

Graduating students from the Acting degree course perform an entertaining selection of scenes and songs.

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Don Juan Comes Back From the War

Tuesday 22 May 2012

19.30 (Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa) to 14.30 (Sat only)

This play is an enduring statement about the experience of the Continent's shell-shocked soldiers after the Great War.

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Once a Catholic

Thursday 24 May 2012

19.30 (Thu, Fri, Sat) to 14.30 (Sat only)

This comedy traces the sexual awakening of three schoolgirls, ironically all called Mary, growing up in London in the late 1950s.

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Six Degrees of Separation

Thursday 24 May 2012

19.30 (Thu, Fri, Sat) to 14.30 (Sat only)

An age old theory says that everyone on the planet is linked to one another by six steps or less and that theory is put to the test in John Guare's Olivier award-winning play.

Little Moments: The Installations

Thursday 7 June 2012

16.00 onwards to 12.00 onwards

Join us in this celebration of bright ideas, leading to practice and design that really makes us think.

Little Moments: Relatively stable

Thursday 7 June 2012

18.00 to 13.00 & 18.00

Something is waiting around the next corner, a thing of beauty, memory, an event, a shadow.

Little Moments: Little red riding hood

Thursday 7 June 2012

20.15 to 15.15 & 20.15

Enter these enchanted woods you who dare...

Hot Mikado

Thursday 7 June 2012

19.30 (all nights) & 14.30 (Fri & Sat only)

East meets West head-on in this hilarious 1940s-style updating of the perennial Gilbert and Sullivan classic.

Moll Flanders

Thursday 14 June 2012

19.30 (Thu, Fri, Sat) & 14.30 (Fri & Sat only)

Abandoned by her mother, married five times, a baronet's mistress, a plantation owner and a professional thief... Moll Flanders is a woman to watch.

The producers

Friday 15 June 2012

20.00 (Fri & Sat), 19.45 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu), 14.30 (Thu & Sat only) to No show on Sun 17 Jun

Set in 1959, The Producers tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, Max Bialystock, and a nerdy, young accountant, Leo Bloom, who concoct a scheme to raise thousands of dollars from backers and then put on a flop of a show.

The Surrey Youth Drama Festival

Friday 22 June 2012

19.45

Ten youth drama groups from across Surrey come together to perform their own work devised from the Olympic values - respect, inspiration, excellence, courage, determination, equality and friendship.

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THE BIG BOOK FOR GIRLS

Friday 22 June 2012

14.30 & 19.30

GSA Foundation students present The Big Book For Girls

Directed by Pete Harris

Trainee Movement Director by Alice Robinson

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Saturday Night

Thursday 28 June 2012

19.30 (Thu, Fri, Sat) to 14.30 (Sat only)

One of Sondheim's earliest works set in 1929. Gene, a lowly Wall Street broker, has dreams of the exciting society life to be found in Manhattan. He and his less ambitious, middle-class, bachelor friends have no Saturday night dates on the horizon so Gene gatecrashes a party meeting Helen.

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SEUSSICAL

Friday 29 June 2012

14.30 & 19.30

GSA Foundation students present Seussical

Direction and choreography by Katie Beard

Assistant Chorography – Felicity Butler   

Assistant Director - Joe Parsons

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Sweet Charity

Thursday 5 July 2012

A musical about a dance-hall hostess named Charity Hope Valentine who, as one of her colleagues observes, runs her heart like a hotel: "You got guys checking in and out all the time." But all Charity really wants is to be loved.

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Once upon a time...

Saturday 14 July 2012

Show 1: Thu 7pm, Sat & Sun 5pm. Show 2: Fri 7pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 1pm

Saturday School students showcase their talents in a 'storybook show' featuring song, dance and acting skills.

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MA Showcases 2012

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Graduating students from the Musical Theatre and Acting postgraduate courses perform an entertaining selection of scenes and songs.

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The Ethics of Progress

Wednesday 3 October 2012

19:30

The Ethics of Progress is a mind-melting, jargon free, whistle-stop tour of leading edge Quantum Physics, delivered with warmth, wit and charm by Unlimited Theatre’s Artistic Director Jon Spooner.

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Merrily We Roll Along

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Franklin Shepard, once a talented composer of Broadway musicals, has abandoned his friends and his songwriting career to become a producer of Hollywood flicks. We begin at the height of his Hollywood fame and move back in time, showing snapshots of the most important moments in Frank’s life.

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Fings Ain't Wot They Used To Be

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Originally written as a play, this comedy has the dialogue in the Cockney dialect with much rhyming slang and thieves’ cant. A celebration of an idealised East End and Soho bohemian lifestyle at the end of the 1950s, as knocking shops and coffee shops teemed with ponces, doxies, molls, spivs, gamblers and bent coppers: even the Kray Brothers make a prophetic appearance.

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2Deep

Wednesday 7 November 2012

19:30

Expect a fresh new dose of Rannel’s trademark hilarious Hip-Hop comedy theatre full of music, physical set pieces and jaw dropping skills with a futuristic twist...

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Nicholas Nickleby

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Dickens, the great social reformer, here enjoys a spirited outing in this fast-paced 1950s set adaptation accompanied by live ‘Skiffle’ music.

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The Gut Girls

Wednesday 21 November 2012

The Gut Girls of Victorian London are a rowdy bunch – with language that would stagger a horse and muscles that could floor a man. They spend their days knee deep in blood and entrails in the freezing, contaminated gutting shed, lifting carcasses twice their size. But they earn in a week what a girl in service earns in a year.  In the pubs and music halls of Deptford they are notorious for loud laughter, outrageous hats and wearing no knickers. No man would touch them with a barge pole.    

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Wednesday 5 December 2012

The show tells the story of the upstanding, young Edwin Drood who mysteriously disappears and is presumably murdered. But who did it? There are so many names in the frame and the audience gets to decide!

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Jerry Springer: The Opera

Monday 4 February 2013

Winner of 6 Olivier Awards, this musical satirizes America’s trash TV culture taking a raucously irreverent look at religion, sexuality and popular culture. Based on the notorious TV talk show of the same name, this musical is an audacious and scandalous, yet ultimately moral and challenging show that’s recommended to anyone who can accept the odd dose of outrage in their lives.

This production is not recommended for anyone under 16 years.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Wednesday 6 February 2013

A modern day musical theatre addict known simply as ‘Man in Chair’ drops the needle on his favourite LP. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny 1928 musical magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married. His infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theatre.

Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of passion and violence has been adapted and produced for a schools audience.

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The World Goes Round

Thursday 14 March 2013

Fans of the Broadway songwriting duo Fred Ebb and John Kander won’t want to miss The World Goes Round, an engaging musical revue embracing musicals from Chicago to Funny Girl, from New York, New York to Kiss of the Spiderwoman. GSA brings you the best of this important Broadway song-writing team in an evening of music offering a seamless, uninterrupted roller-coaster ride from beginning to end.

GSA Singers - Here's Where I Stand

Sunday 17 March 2013

17:00 and 20:00

The 2013 GSA Singers present their annual ‘Electric’ concerts. These highly renowned performers are back for just two performances and will be delighting audiences with songs from modern and traditional musicals, popular music featuring some well known favourites and lesser known gems.

On Foucault

Tuesday 19 March 2013

17:00 to 18:30

This seminar will be introduced by Dr. Melissa Blanco-Borelli (Dance), University of Surrey.

All staff and postgraduate students are warmly invited to attend and participate.

The Colour of Justice

Wednesday 20 March 2013

This dramatic reconstruction, based on the transcripts of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, was originally produced at the Tricycle Theatre in London. Black teenager Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death in a racist attack by a gang of white youths in Eltham, South-East London in 1993. The police investigation failed to provide sufficient evidence to convict at the time, and the public inquiry into the investigation caused a national outcry when it found that the police force was guilty of ‘institutionalised racism’. 

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Smokey Joe's Cafe

Friday 22 March 2013

Legendary songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll and their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture, in an idealised 50s setting.

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Wednesday 27 March 2013

The last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth told from the point of view of Judas Iscariot, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's masterpiece was their first professionally produced musical, heralding the beginning of two careers that would change the British musical forever. It has since been produced in 42 countries and become a modern classic.

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What is Performance Philosophy?

Thursday 11 April 2013

All day
Professor Martin Puchner (Harvard), Professor Bojana Kunst (Giessen), Professor Andrew Bowie (Royal Holloway, University of London)

The aim of the conference is to explore the scope and diversity of research being undertaken by scholars and practitioners concerned with the relationship between performance and philosophy broadly construed.  This event will mark the official launch of Performance Philosophy as a network, but it will also be an opportunity to interrogate the nature of Performance Philosophy as a field.

On Derrida

Tuesday 23 April 2013

17:00 to 18:30

The School of Arts hosts a monthly discussion-based seminar, which focuses on texts by key figures in philosophy and ‘theory’.  Texts will be chosen and introduced by members of staff from the School and across the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences more broadly.

School of Arts Graduate Seminar Series:

Wednesday 1 May 2013

17:00 to 18:30

The School of Arts hosts a monthly discussion-based seminar, which focuses on texts by key figures in philosophy and ‘theory’.  Texts will be chosen and introduced by members of staff from the School and across the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences more broadly.

Attempts on Her Life

Thursday 2 May 2013

"17 scenes on a woman - Anne - who may be a terrorist on the run, or an artist who has turned her suicide attempts into her art, or a traveller who has her photo taken by millionaires'    swimming pools and in slums, or a woman whose children have been slaughtered in civil war, or even a child herself." - The Guardian

BA Acting Showcase

Thursday 9 May 2013

17:00 & 20:00

An opportunity to see graduating students from the BA Acting course perform a showcase of their work as they launch into their professional careers. Enjoy a unique evening of entertainment featuring drama and song.

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Musical Theatre Showcase

Monday 13 May 2013

GSA’s graduating BA Musical Theatre students offer the unique chance to see them performing a showcase of their work as they launch into their professional careers. 

A theatrical treat featuring songs, dance and drama.

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School of Arts Dance/Theatre Research Seminar:

Wednesday 15 May 2013

17:00 to 18:30
Aneta Mancewicz, Central School of Speech and Drama

Digital technologies have made possible non-progressive and non-physical ways of conceptualizing time and space in performance. As a result, the traditional definition of theatre as the co-presence of actors and audience in the performance of a live event had to include alternative modes of staging. This, in turn, has encouraged new interpretations of dramatic works. In Shakespearean performance, digital manipulations of temporality and spatiality have led to the development of intermedial memory landscapes - the layering and overlapping of real and virtual sites of performance to combine past and present perspectives, in an exploration of subjectivity on stage.

The Laramie Project

Thursday 23 May 2013

By Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project.

On October the 7th, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard's death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it is their voices we hear in this powerful and stunningly thought provoking piece of theatre. "The Laramie Project" explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable

Metamorphoses

Thursday 23 May 2013

Based on the Myths of Ovid. Written and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman.

The players enact Zimmerman's adaptations of Ovid's tales, juxtaposing the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image. The tone of the drama likewise echoes the themes of change and contrast, from the humour of Phaeton's therapy session to the tragedy of Midas and his daughter.

Please note: this show contains nudity: there is no age restriction, parental discretion is advised

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She Loves Me

Thursday 30 May 2013

Georg and Amalia, two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930's, secretly find solace in their anonymous romantic pen pals, little knowing who their respective correspondents really are. Funny, intelligent, honest and sentimental, this romantic comedy has an endearing innocence and touch of old world elegance and nostalgia, yet is as universal and relevant as ever in this age of internet romances.
An intimate and touching show, this heart-warming story is considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written.

Theatre Studies Festival: Footprints

Wednesday 5 June 2013

This summer, come and join us for our Theatre Studies Festival in the Ivy Arts Centre. Many of the students are taking part in a diverse range of performances. See below for more information about what is on offer….

Bernarda Alba

Thursday 6 June 2013

Following her husband’s funeral, powerful matriarch Bernarda Alba decrees to her five daughters that the household will enter a period of eight years mourning. The only one it seems will escape this fate is the eldest daughter, Angustias, who is already betrothed to the village’s most eligible bachelor.

In the strict confines of the house, jealousy and sexuality rise to the surface. As Bernarda’s oppression of her daughters increases it is more than the girls’ liberty that is in danger.

Footloose

Friday 21 June 2013

Life in small-town Bomont is peaceful until City boy, Ren, arrives. Breaking every taboo, Ren brings dance back to the heart of a town held back by the memory of a tragedy. GSA graduates bring yet another breath-taking musical experience to the Yvonne Arnaud stage.

Pippin

Thursday 4 July 2013

With Schwartz’s 1970’s pop style score and Fosse’s vision Pippin offers a surreal musical experience telling the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory?

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A Night at the Movies

Thursday 11 July 2013

GSA Saturday School students present their annual revue.  An all singing, all dancing and all acting tribute to the movies!

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Mike Alfreds: Workshop and Book Launch

Wednesday 16 October 2013

15.00

The School of Arts at the University of Surrey is delighted to be hosting the award-winning theatre director, Mike Alfreds on the 16th of October. Mike is perhaps best known as the founder of influential company, Shared Experience and for his role as Artistic Director of Method & Madness, as well as for his work with the RSC and Shakespeare’s Globe. He will be leading a workshop and hosting a book launch on this date.    

LEGALLY BLONDE

Wednesday 23 October 2013

19.30; Saturday matinee 14.30

This international award-winning all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is coming to Guildford after 3 triumphant years in the West End and a national tour.

Waiting for Godot

Monday 4 November 2013

19.00; 14.00 matinee + 19.00 on Wednesday

Beckett’s classic absurdist play about two lost souls waiting for Godot. A tragicomedy split in two acts; USSU Theatre Society presents this much loved piece of theatre with a Southern American twist.

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TWANG!!

Wednesday 6 November 2013

19.30; Saturday matinee 14.30

A rewritten version of Lionel Bart's 1960s musical, bringing to it hilarity, adventure and classic comedy with a nod to comedic legends and some of Bart's pop hits.

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OUT EAST, UP WEST

Friday 8 November 2013

14.00
Barbara Windsor, Bert Fink, Philip Hedley, Mark Shenton, Ian Talbot and Julian Woolford.

An afternoon of uncovering the history and creation behind Twang!!. Original cast member Barbara Windsor will be there, along with other guests and GSA guest director, Ian Talbot and Julian Woolford - who wrote the new book for the musical. 

The Tin Ring

Monday 18 November 2013

19.30

The Tin Ring is a profoundly uplifting story of great love, brought to life by Jane Arnfield’s extraordinary solo performance.

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FANNY AND FAGGOT

Monday 18 November 2013

19.30

Based on a true story, Fanny and Faggot presents two distinct moments in the life of Mary Bell: her trial when accused of the murder of two small boys, and her escape from the open prison in 1977, when she spent the weekend on the run in Blackpool and lost her virginity.

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GOD OF CARNAGE

Tuesday 19 November 2013

19.30

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums, and tears before bedtime?

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PUNK ROCK

Wednesday 20 November 2013

19.30

A young cast expose the violence simmering beneath the surface of success in Simon Stephen’s explosive and award winning play.

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RENT

Wednesday 11 December 2013

19.30; Saturday matinee 14.30

A musical of love, loss and a summer in 1980s New York. With a host of powerful and home-hitting songs, Rent is a performance not to be missed.

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SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL

Thursday 12 December 2013

Thurs & Fri 18.30; Sat 15.00; Sun 13.00

This delightful musical is based on everybody’s favourite Dr Seuss’s “Cat in the Hat” stories. Meet Horton the Elephant as he endeavors to protect the people of Who-ville, the Butter Side Uppers/Downers, Gertrude McFuzz and many other Seuss characters in this smart, wise and funny show for all ages.

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LES MISERABLES

Wednesday 29 January 2014

7.30pm (2.30pm matinee, Sat 1)

The play adaptation of this French classic, descriped as a 'powerful tale... intimate and vital' by The Stage.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Wednesday 5 February 2014

7.30pm (2.30pm matinee as well on Sat 8th)

A fun favourite, this show and cast is sure to be a hit and provide a splendid night of light-hearted entertainment.

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GREASE

Saturday 8 February 2014

“GREASE IS STILL THE WORD” - The Daily Mail. And so it is. The talented students from the Guildford School of Acting will be bringing Grease to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre for one special week!

THE BALLAD OF SKINNY LATTES

Monday 10 February 2014

7.30pm

The Neo-Futurist Collective and Fruit for the Apocalypse present this six-movement 'noise opera' by Joseph Young. 

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Songs for a New World

Monday 10 February 2014

7.30pm (2.30pm matinee as well on Sat 15th)

“I don’t want to philosophize. I just want to tell a story.” Neither musical play nor revue, Songs for a New World is closer to a theatrical song cycle, a very theatrical song cycle.

Call for papers

Saturday 1 March 2014

Theatre in the Dark

Sat 12 Jul 2014

What happens when the stage and house lights fade to black? When the strictness of a light-based divide between them and us, stage and auditorium, dissolves? What happens to theatre in the dark?

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ACTING BA SHOWCASE

Monday 17 March 2014

5pm; 7.30pm

A unique showcase presented by third year Acting students.

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CHESS

Tuesday 25 March 2014

7.30pm

Described as “ONE OF THE BEST ROCK SCORES EVER PRODUCED” Time Magazine, this powerful musical features the hit songs 'Anthem', 'Someone Else's Story' and the unforgettable 'I Know Him So Well'.

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LITTLE WOMEN

Wednesday 26 March 2014

7.30pm

Steven Luke Walker's heart-warming new musical based on the much-loved novels of Louisa May Alcott is being performed in its entirety by the GSA students after receiving great reviews from its workshops in London by leading West End performers (including Gina Beck, the Strallen sisters and Daniel Boys). Steven has created some outstanding new songs that bring to life the warmth, wittiness and character of Alcott's beloved March family. 

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Blind Summit: The Table

Wednesday 7 May 2014

8pm

Like a cross between Tommy Cooper and Eddie Izzard, the table-top philosopher and comedian is the funniest 'piece of cardboard' you will ever meet.

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THE GSA SINGERS - A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO

Saturday 10 May 2014

5pm; 8pm

A new repertoire, featuring songs from musical theatre and popular music, from 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 their only public appearances.

BA Musical Theatre Showcase

Saturday 10 May 2014

5pm, 8pm

A unique showcase presented by third year Musical Theatre students. This showcase will also be performed for the industry in London.

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Table

Thursday 29 May 2014

7.30 (& 2.30 Saturday matinee)

The first play to be staged in the National Theatre's The Shed, this is an epic tale of belonging, identity and the things we pass on. 

Six generations, twenty three characters and one very special piece of furniture.

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

Thursday 29 May 2014

7.30pm (& 2.30pm Saturday matinee)

This promenade production by GSA second year actors explores the spirit of revolution and upheaval of England at the end of the 1640s, the kind of upheaval seen across the middle-East in recent years.

 

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The Accrington Pals

Thursday 29 May 2014

7.30pm (& 2.30pm Saturday matinee)

'One of the best plays ever about the First World War...' The Guardian

Many plays have been written to highlight the pity of war, but The Accrington Pals concentrates on the effect of being parted in such circumstances on those left behind.

 

The Memory of Water

Thursday 5 June 2014

7.30pm (& 2.30pm Saturday matinee)

Stephenson's incisive and witty dialogue and her penetrating study of the nature of memory and family earned her the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 2000.

'My mother's the ghost in the machine. She goes through us like wine through water. Whether we like it or not. Nothing ends entirely.'

 

Fen

Thursday 5 June 2014

Students perform 'Fen', a mysterious play presenting a feminist-social perspective on women and labour. The play focuses on Val, a field-worker who eventually makes the decision to leave her job, her husband and her children in order to try and reclaim 'happiness' elsewhere. The story questions the cyclical lifestyle of the Fen, not only for Val, but for all generations and portrays Val's struggle to find happiness as she tries to choose between her lover and her children. 

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thursday 5 June 2014

Shakespeare's ever popular comedy is a celebration of love, fantasy and even theatre itself. Following four young lovers, six bumbling workmen and the enchanting fairies that rule the forest, this play sees comedy, chaos and confusion through to spectacle and love. 

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A House Not Far From Here

Thursday 12 June 2014

7.30pm

In the house on the hill, in the house by the lake, in the house where it's never winter, stories are slipping away in the night. Sit, rest a while, let uis tell you the tale of a house not far from here.

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Letters Home - SYDF 2014

Friday 13 June 2014

7pm

A celebration of youth drama: 13 groups from across Surrey come together to perform their own work devised from the theme of 'letters home'

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A Night to Remember

Sunday 15 June 2014

8pm

A Night To Remember is almost here…

A charity night production by students at GSA on behalf of the Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital.
Just think West End quality at a manageable price and for a phenomenal cause. These people are the future of musical theatre!

Let’s really make this a night to remember!

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Lysistrata Jones

Thursday 26 June 2014

7.30pm (& 2.30pm Saturday matinee)

European premiere of the Broadway musical comedy. Adapted from Aristophanes' classica Greek comedy, Lysistrata Jones wowed critics and audiences in New York and celebrates the journey of discovering and embracing who you truly are.

 

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The Other School

Thursday 3 July 2014

7.30 (& 2.30 Saturday matinee)

Originally commissioned by NYMT, 'The Other School', enjoyed a sell-out run at the St James Theatre in 2013. Described as 'an exciting and energetic new show' by The Musical Theatre Review, this is not one to miss!

Flora, The Red Menace

Thursday 3 July 2014

7.30pm (& 2.30pm Saturday matinee)

John Kander and Fred Ebb's first musical collaboration earned 19-year-old Liza Minnelli a 1965 Tony Award for starring as the headstrong heroine in this heart-warming musical comedy.

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StreetDreams

Thursday 3 July 2014

7.30pm (& 2.30pm Saturday matinee)

World premiere musical, created by the director of the multi-award winning musicals 'Blood Brothers', 'Dreamboats and Petticoats' and 'Scrooge'. 

 

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GSA Saturday School Revue

Thursday 10 July 2014

GSA Saturday School present their annual revue.

An all singing, all dancing and all acting extravaganza to delight audiences.

These annual shows are very popular, so book early so you don't miss out!

 

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Theatre in the Dark

Saturday 12 July 2014

9.30am

What happens when the stage and house lights fade to black? When the strictness of a light-based divide between them and us, stage and auditorium, dissolves? What happens to theatre in the dark?

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MA Showcase 2014

Tuesday 30 September 2014

A great opportunity to see our MA graduates in their showcase prior to presenting to industry professionals in London.

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SOA Presents - Prof Andy Lavender

Wednesday 3 December 2014

19:00

Professor Andy Lavender, Head of the School of Arts at the University of Surrey, presents his inaugural talk on his theatre research.

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