Tea and Good Intentions

Back in June 2016 we hosted a new writing night at Guildford and we were lucky enough to have Instinct Theatre show one of their short plays, only 20 minutes long at the time. Since then Felicity and Lily (producers) have completely developed the piece and taken the full length production to The Kings Head Theatre, Islington.

We had the pleasure of being invited to watch the show last week and I cant recommend enough to get along..

A special valentines treat – 100 Watt Club

A special valentines treat is in store with the very glamourous Hundred Watt Club Burlesque & Cabaret.


Treat yourself to a naughty night with your other half (or not!) at Hundred Watt Club and Guildford Fringe Theatre Company’s glorious evening of burlesque & cabaret!


The evening is jam packed with a HOT line up including fierce & fiery burlesque from Cleopantha, side-splitting comedy from Tina T’urner Tea Lady, award winning clowning from Pi the Mime and neo-striptease from Lena..

Future of Electric Theatre secured with new operator and lease


We have had numerous emails and phone calls over the past few months asking what we know about the future of The Electric Theatre that was built for community use back in 1997. Here is the official statement from Guildford Borough Council as of this afternoon (Friday 6 January 2017) announcing the new lease holders of the theatre will be The Academy of Contemporary Music.

The New Year brings a new phase for The Electric Theatre. The go-ahead has been given..

Jonny & the Baptists: EAT THE POOR

The hit musical comedy about inequality, friendship & revolution comes to Guildford Fringe Theatre.

Three quarters of MPs are millionaires. A third of the country lives below the poverty line. Whatever your politics, Jonny & the Baptists think it’s worth talking about.

A riotous and heartfelt musical comedy for our times, JONNY & THE BAPTISTS’ Edinburgh Fringe hit EAT THE POOR will tour the UK in March-April-May 2017. At over 50 dates, their biggest ever schedule reflects growing national audiences..

A Panto Party for Christmas with Guildford Fringe – Oh Yes It Is!

Guildford Fringe Theatre Company’s Adult Panto, Robin’s Wood, is just going into rehearsals and the first performance takes place on Thursday 1st December.

This saucy version of the well – known story is not to be missed. It’s written by West End star Scott Garnham who has appeared in shows such as Les Miserable; Made in Dagenham and Billy Elliot and he gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘double entendre.’ Willow W*#K, the forest fairy adds a new dimension..

Meet the cast of Robin’s Wood


Matt has recently completed training in Musical Theatre at the University of Chichester, achieving a degree with First Class Honours, and is thrilled to be making his professional debut playing Robin in ROBIN’S WOOD. Credits whilst training include Sid Sorokin in THE PAJAMA GAME, Ian in AM DRAM: A MUSICAL COMEDY, and Arthur Kipps in HALF A SIXPENCE. Other credits include Sebastian in ALL ABOARD (Electric Theatre, Guildford), and Morino/Salesman in SUNSET BOULEVARD (Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford).





Popular Adult Panto is Back!

The ever-popular Adult Panto by Guildford Fringe Theatre Company is back after 3 years of sell out productions.

Robin’s Wood is your stereotypical pantomime… except for the fact that no children are allowed in, it’s full of rudeness and it’s in the back room of a pub! So, on reflection, it’s nothing like your stereotypical pantomime!

What it does have though is the fact that no children are allowed in, it’s full of rudeness and it’s in the back room of a pub! What a result!



Guildford Shakespeare Company presents Grimms’ Fairy Tales

Written by Nick Wyschna

Artistic Director of Guildford Fringe

I had the pleasure of seeing Guildford Shakespeare Company’s “Grimms’ Fairy Tales” last night and what a production it was! I sat throughout the whole evening in ore of what they have created, mesmerised by the cast and the setting.

Before talking about the Magical Mirror Tent, which Guildford Shakespeare Company have shipped over from Belgium, I have to say that to be that close..

Robin’s Wood Casting Breakdown

Robin’s Wood the Adult Panto

Written by Scott Garnham

Directed by James Chalmers

Choreographed by Charlotte Bateup

Rehearsal and performance Venue: The Back Room of The Star Inn, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3TY

Rehearsal Dates: 14 -30 November 2016 (daytimes)

Show Dates: 1-31 December 2016

Show Times: Monday-Friday @ 8pm, Saturdays @ 3pm and 8pm



ALADDIN at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

LET US transport you to a magical world this Christmas as Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre presents their glitter-filled, action-packed family pantomime Aladdin from Friday, December 9 to Sunday, January 8.

Ready to make all your wishes come true, award-winning actress, singer and musical theatre performer Janie Dee stars as the Genie.

Janie has won the Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle awards for Best Actress; the Obie and Theatre World awards for Best Newcomer; and the UK Theatre Award for..