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15-17 Nov: It's vampires, sex and death at the Electric Theatre this week as the Guildburys have a stab at Bram Stoker's masterpiece Read more

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FIVE STARS: "Very, very funny. A brilliant night of mayhem and hilarity, with a satirical thread running through it" Read more

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5 STARS: "An interactive evening of Wonderland fun and nonsense" Read more

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5 STARS: "A moving, ultimately inspiring exploration of the resilience and courage of the human spirit in the face of tragedy". Read more

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5 STARS: "An evening of absorbing theatre by a master of the medium: thought-provoking, moving, funny, witty, sharp and highly enjoyable." Read more

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5 STARS, July 6. Make sure to get yourself down to the back room of Guildford's Star Inn tonight to see an unbelievable piece of original theatre, says Janice Dempsey Read more

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5 STARS, April 16-21. The Kite Runner at the Yvonne Arnaud this week is a superb tour de force. This is an absorbing dramatic narrative, utterly compelling Read more

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5 STARS, April 11-14. Personal, family and patriotic honour, truth and loyalty – timeless themes in a brilliant production by the talented Guildburys Read more

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4 STARS, April 10-14. Be prepared to be intrigued and mystified, says Janice Dempsey Read more

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3.5 STARS, Feb 3-24. The GSC sheds new light on the tale of star-cross’d lovers Read more

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5 STARS, October 24-28. A hilarious farce and and a remarkable piece of theatre – Alan Ayckbourn and director Alan Strachan achieve the impossible: a play in four dimensions! Read more

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Matt Pereira

5 STARS, October 13 – November 5. Another smash hit for all ages – never a dull moment in this tale of knights, dragons, magic and even a ‘Divine Unseen’ in the voice of Brian Blessed Read more

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5 STARS, October 3-7. Shocked, frightened, surprised, delighted and entertained – one of the most enjoyable nights at the theatre this year! Expect the unexpected, says Janice Dempsey Read more

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5 STARS, June 15 – July 1. Janice Dempsey enjoys a magical evening of open air theatre with the Guildford Shakespeare Company's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, set in 1960s Guildford Read more

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FIVE STARS, June 7-10. A standing ovation in Woking for this fantastic, warm display of colour, dance and camp comedy with an edge of social satire, says Janice Dempsey Read more

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5 STARS, May 30 – June 3. After a successful show at Leatherhead Theatre, Tim Luscombe's stage adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel comes to Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud and is an absolute must see, says Janice Dempsey Read more

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5 STARS, May 15-20. "This is an enjoyable and thought-provoking night at the theatre, well worth seeing", says Janice Dempsey Read more

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5 STARS, May 2-6. 'I hardly expected to laugh and cry so much on a Tuesday night at a play about ageing people marginalised in a private nursing home", says Janice Dempsey Read more

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2 STARS, March 21-25. Despite the best efforts of a talented cast, The Verdict fails to rise above mediocrity due to the constraints of a script that has been poorly adapted for live theatre, says Janice Dempsey Read more

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