Over at Team 'Adventures in Theatreland', we are huge fans of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guilford (Surrey) as it is home to so many exciting theatre productions. During Autumn, we say goodbye to the nicer weather and begin to wrap up warm ready for the colder months. Why not spend these colder and bleaker months cosied up in a warm theatre with fellow theatre fans to experience all of these exciting productions? We've put together a list of recommendations that we think you should be looking out for!
Murder in The Dark
It’s New Year’s Eve, when a car crash on a deserted road brings famous but troubled singer Danny Sierra and his dysfunctional family to an isolated holiday cottage in rural England. From the moment they arrive, a sequence of inexplicable events begin to occur… and then the lights go out… As the tension rises and deeply buried secrets come to light, you’ll find nothing is quite as it seems.
Starring TV stars Tom Chambers (Holby City, Casualty) and Susie Blake (Victoria Woods: As Seen on TV), this spine tingling thriller is one not to be missed. For more information and tickets, you can follow the link here.
Sunday in the Park with George
On a Sunday afternoon on La Grande Jatte, French artist George Seurat is hoping to find the inspiration to create a masterpiece. As the piece comes together, the people come alive; his mother, his friends, his critics, the woman he loves.
Quick Fantastic Productions will be performing at The Mill Studio for the first time, after successful staged productions of The Railway Children and The Bridges of Madison County. For more information and tickets, you can follow the link here.
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.
Bill Kenwright's production has surpassed over 10,000 performances in London's West End and with musical hits including 'Tell Me It's Not True' and 'Bright New Day', it has been christened as the 'standing ovation musical.' For more information and tickets, you can follow the link here.
Westerberg High’s Veronica Sawyer is just another nobody dreaming of a better day. But when she joins the beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers and her dreams of popularity may finally come true, mysterious teen rebel JD teaches her that it might kill to be a nobody, but it is murder being a somebody.
Heathers is a musical that has received a cult following with its consistent success of both West End and off West End runs and UK tours. Starring Jenna Innes (Les Miserables) and Jacob Fowler (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella) and with its recent closure in London and the UK tour due to end this November at Theatre Royal Windsor, this is a show not to be missed. For more information and tickets, you can follow the link here.
Direct from a successful West End season, Theatre Royal Bath productions presents Noises Off. Michael Frayn’s celebrated play serves up a riotous double bill, a play within a play. Hurtling along at breakneck speed, Noises Off follows the on and offstage antics of a touring theatre company as they stumble their way through the fictional farce, Nothing On.
This production stars Matthew Kelly, Liza Goddard and Simon Shepherd. For more information and tickets, you can follow the link here.
As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst! Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim? Can you solve this world-famous mystery for yourself?
The Mousetrap is the world's longest running play, and has been running in London since 1952. It is a timeless classic 'whodunnit' murder mystery. For more information and tickets, you can follow the link here.
Do You Believe In Ghosts?
Theatres are alive. They all have stories to tell when the lights go out. And they have a theatre ghost. This is a brand-new concept: a haunting night at the theatre; an original play unlike anything you have seen, or experienced, before; a new way of ghost storytelling!
What better way to celebrate the spooky season than exploring theatre's ghoulish and spooky stories? For more information and tickets, you can follow the link here.