GUILDFORD’S YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE RETURNS
After month’s of enforced silence on stage, the team at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford are getting ready to welcome audiences once again to their historic riverside home. While we await news of our cultural liberty to return to the fore once more, check out the selection of amazing events coming up over the summer months featuring theatre, comedy, live music and fun days out for the family…
Siobhan Bassett’s The Hound of the Baskervilles / JUNE 3 – 12
Theatrical Grand Dame, Siobhan Bassett (Sara Crowe) presents her personal adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Lovingly crafted during lockdown in her spare bedroom in Teddington, Siobhan is delighted to bring her magnum opus to the stage. In order to adhere, both physically and fiscally, to government measures, the production stars her husband, Michael (Stefan Bednarczyk) and may have to be achieved without set, crew, lights and sound, and potentially without an audience. The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre is delighted to present this new comedy by Sara Crowe, directed by Joanna Read and designed by Neil Irish.
A Splinter of Ice / JUNE 15 – 19
Moscow 1987, as the cold war begins to thaw and Britain’s greatest living novelist Graham Greene meets with his old MI6 boss, Kim Philby, Britain’s greatest spy… and traitor. This brand new espionage drama stars Oliver Ford Davies (Star Wars) and Stephen Boxer (The Crown).
Jacob and Drinkwater / JUNE 2O
The dynamic folk duo return to the Yvonne Arnaud’s riverside garden for another emotionally-charged evening of live music.
Donmar Warehouse presents Blindness / JUNE 21 – 26
This socially-distanced sound installation is produced by the Donmar Warehouse and tells the gripping story of the rise and, ultimately, profoundly hopeful end of an unimaginable global pandemic.
Guildford Fringe presents Gag House Comedy Superstars / JULY 2
A jam-packed evening full of some of the best stand-up comedy available to the UK, as seen on the telly! Line-up includes Stephen Bailey, Dane Baptiste, Rich Hall and Ria Lina.
Absurd Person Singular / JULY 6 – 10
Alan Ayckbourn’s comic masterpiece of social climbing in 1970s suburbia fuses a potent mix of farce and black comedy.
The Woman in Black / JULY 12 – 17
Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation.
Surrey Police Band / JULY 20
The Surrey Police Band will be performing music and stories from the 1940’s in this WW2 themed concert. There will be an opportunity to relax and enjoy the sounds of Glenn Miller, as well as hear film music from the Dam Busters, the Great Escape and much more.
Sarah and Duck / JULY 21
Told through an enchanting blend of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take you and your children on a magical adventure.
Guildford Jazz / JULY 31
Relax in the Yvonne Arnaud’s riverside garden for a summer’s evening of jazz with vocalist Zoe Francis, well known for her take on the repertoire of iconic American singer Blossom Dearie, together with her trio featuring multi-award winning guitar legend Jim Mullen, pianist Gareth Williams, and Marianne Windham on double bass.
The Snail and the Whale / AUGUST 3 – 4
A heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up, from the company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ live on stage.
The Noisy Isle Friday / AUGUST 6 – 7
A treasure-hunt show giving 7-11 year-olds an adventure through a strange, magical new world. Discover your own magical powers in this truly interactive family experience. Join us for a mission which will lead you through puzzles, meeting mysterious characters and steering your team through the choppy seas to search for your new home. Come prepared for the elements as much of this adventure takes place outdoors!
India Electric Company / AUGUST 8
India Electric Company are perhaps best described as “a veritable musical magpie’s nest”, (BBC Radio 3), blending traditional instruments, folk melodies and subtle electronic influences. Join them for an evening in the Riverside Garden.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK TICKETS, VISIT yvonne-arnaud.co.uk