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The ballad of Dónall Dempsey

Poetry is alive and well in Guildford thanks to Dónall Dempsey who runs a monthly open mic night for aspiring poets. Suzanne Antelme visits The 1000 Monkeys at The Keep and discovers a thriving community of scribes

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4 STARS, August 16-27. An adaptation of Richmal Crompton's novel, Just William's Luck stars Crompton's great-nephew as the title character and is showing at the Underbelly more

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4 STARS, August 16-27. In the Voice Behind The Stars, Australian actress and singer Eliza Jackson pays tribute to Marni Nixon, the unsung hero behind many of Hollywoods most iconic musicals more

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4 STARS, August 16-27. Alex Owen and Ben Ashenden, aka The Pin, perform their comedy double act at The Pleasance more

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4 STARS, August 16-27. Former star of The Chase, Paul Sinha, performs his stand up show The Two Ages Of Man at The Stand Comedy Club at York Place more

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5 STARS, August 16-27. Showing at the Pleasance, In Loyal Company is a one man show by David William Bryan that looks at the life of his great-uncle Arthur 'Joe' Robinson' during WW2 more

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4 STARS, August 16-27. Showing at the Frankenstein Pub on George IV Bridge, Elvis, Still Young & Beautiful is a celebration of The King's life and music more

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2 STARS, August 16-26. Showing at the Assembly Rooms on George St, Horatio's Tale retells Hamlet from the perspective of his best friend, Horatio more

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5 STARS, August 3-18. An enthralling, heart-warming evening full of surprises and excitement – and a fitting play for the centenary of the end of WWI more

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3 STARS, July 28. An interesting premise with some bright moments is somewhat bogged down by a self-defeating focus on historical minutia, says Lori Heiss more

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Jane McGowan talks to Emma King-Farlow, founder of Unbroken, an arts festival promoting mental health awareness more

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5 STARS, July 17-21. The latest production of “The Dream” by Richmond Shakespeare Society in the Fountain Gardens at York House begins like a clanking rusty engine but ends as a triumph for community theatre, says Simon Collins more

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4 STARS, July 13-21. Catherine Bardrick enjoys two exciting new plays as part of the Orange Tree Theatre's Directors' Festival showcasing the talents of emerging theatre directors more

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4 STARS, July 13-21. Richard Davies is impressed by the rising talent on show at this year’s Orange Tree Theatre Directors’ Festival more

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5 STARS, July 25-28. A brilliant evening of riveting theatre; thought-provoking, witty and beautifully staged in a stunning landscape, says Janice Windle more

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5 STARS, July 13-28. An atmospheric setting, beautiful costumes, lovely songs, hilarious clowning and Shakespeare’s eloquent wit throughout make this performance an unmissable summer evening's entertainment, says Janice Windle more

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4 STARS. Ol’ Blue Eyes lives on in an intimate cabaret setting for the Guildford Festival Fringe, says Andrew Morris more

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2 STARS, July 17-19. Black Mountain fails to thrill Richard Davies at the OSO Arts Centre, Barnes more

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3 STARS, July 7-13. Catherine Bardrick awards 3 stars to a lively and upbeat production of the musical The Matchgirls currently showing at Hampton Hill Theatre more

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