New Year Yvonne Arnaud line-up offers everything
January 02, 2013
BANISH the January Blues and start your New Year by having some fun at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre – it’s not too late to enjoy the magical family pantomime Aladdin, starring television favourite Susie Blake, which runs now until January 13.
The Yvonne Arnaud has announced a vibrant and varied new season programme of events, both on the main stage and in the Mill Studio, to launch your 2013 in theatrical style.
For an evening of laughter, enjoy the world-famous comedy club Jongleurs as it comes to the Yvonne Arnaud for one night only, on January 16.
German dramatist Frank Wedekind’s first major play and a seminal work in the modern history of theatre, Spring Awakening, runs from January 17 to 19.
The season sees the opening of the national tours of two productions: award-wining playwright Alan Ayckbourn presents his seventy-sixth play, Surprises. This new comedy with its head in the future and its heart in the past runs from January 23 to February 2. And writers of the classic BBC series Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn reunite to present the political satire Yes, Prime Minister from February 7 to 16, with Michael Fenton Stevens as Prime Minister Jim Hacker and Crispin Redman his Cabinet Secretary.
Powerful dramas take to the stage in the form of Birdsong, a mesmerising story of love, courage and sacrifice, adapted from Sebastian Faulks’ bestselling novel which runs from February 25 to March 2; and Rutherford & Son provides an unflinching portrayal of an industrial Edwardian family on the brink of collapse from May 14 to18.
The season also features West End hits Abigail’s Party and The Woman in Black, murder mysteries Cadfael and Agatha Christie’s Go Back For Murder, and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is beautifully retold.
One night appearances include An Evening with Ken Livingstone, Dr Phil Hammond’s Rude Health Show, Harriet Walker and Henry Goodman in Nocturne and Timothy West in Intimate Letters.
Delighting younger theatre-goers, the enchanting tale Farm Boy is Michael Morpurgo’s compelling sequel to the award-winning War Horse, and runs from February 18 to 19. For a marvellous adventure, join Andy & Mike’s Tick Tock Time Machine on February 22, and the Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre presents JM Barrie’s journey of imagination and dreams, Peter Pan from July 4 to 6.
Tickets for all the shows are already on sale from the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Box Office on 01483 440000 or by visiting the website at www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.