Cranleigh Arts Centre – August 2022

The Courier (PG13): August 4, 8pm Adult £9, Friends £8, Under 25s £6
The Courier recounts the activities of British businessman Greville Wynne in helping MI6 with the penetration of the Soviet nuclear programme.

Othello (Outdoor Theatre): August 5, 7.30pm £19.50
Love, jealousy, deception, murder. Othello is an edge-of-the-seat thriller. Changeling’s production promises to fizz with passion, intrigue and dark humour. Please note that this performance is held outdoors in the Rectory Garden next to St. Nicolas Church, Cranleigh. Blankets, deck chairs and picnics are actively encouraged!

Weave Your Own Chicken: August 6, 10am to 4pm £80
Spend a fun and creative day weaving a lifelike chicken sculpture to enhance your garden or perhaps to make a really special gift. Learn the art of willow sculpture with local basket maker, Judith Needham. There is plenty of room for creativity and you don’t even need to stick to chickens. Suitable for beginners and those who have worked with willow before. All materials will be provided.

Nightmare Alley (15): August 11, 8pm Adult £9, Friends £8, Under 25s £6
In 1940s New York, down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle endears himself to a clairvoyant and her mentalist husband at a traveling carnival. Using newly acquired knowledge, Carlisle crafts a golden ticket to success by swindling the elite and wealthy. Hoping for a big score, he soon hatches a scheme to con a dangerous tycoon with help from a mysterious psychologist who might be his most formidable opponent yet.

Mi Soul Band: August 12, 7.30pm – £11.50
Featuring the amazing Bernadette on vocals, MI Soul Band are a dynamic, engaging, fun loving eight-piece band with a relentless energy. A group of lifelong friends who share a collective love of Soul, Blues and Rhythm and Blues music, their motivation is to make you happy and get you moving.

Sylva Winds (Wind Quintet) Outdoor Concert: August 13, 3pm – £20, Under 16s Free with an accompanying adult
Formed of students and recent graduates of the Royal Academy of Music, Sylva Winds is a versatile and passionate chamber ensemble with a vision of revolutionising the perception of the wind quintet. They were founded at the Royal Academy of Music, where they won the prestigious Nicholas Blake Woodwind Ensemble Prize in March 2020 and the Digital Chamber Music Prize in March 2021. For their prizewinning entry, the group created a virtual cross-media performance of Sylva Winds member Zoë Tweed’s original composition, inspired by the poem ‘Jabberwocky’, with Drake Gritton, another member of Sylva Winds, narrating.

Local Artists’ Fair: August 16 to September 10, 10am to 4pm, Free Entry
We will be hosting local artists who will be displaying and selling their works. Come along to support artistic talent in your area.

Death on the Nile (12A): August 18, 8pm – Adult £9, Friends £8, Under 25s £6
Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Armie Hammer, Emma Mackey, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders.

The Brick People: August 19, 10am – 12pm 12pm – 2pm, 2pm – 4pm and 4pm – 6pm – £5 per person; 2 hour sessions
Are you a fan of LEGO bricks? Ever wondered what it was like to build with thousands of bricks, surrounded by other official LEGO creations and custom builds by other LEGO fans? This event is for you! There will also be a selection of official and unofficial LEGO sets on display. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Adults must purchase a ticket.

The Duke (12): August 25, 8pm – Adults £9, Friends £8, Under 25s £6
In 1961, a 60-year-old taxi driver steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sends ransom notes saying that he will return the painting if the government invests more in care for the elderly. Starring Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Matthew Goode, Anna Maxwell Martin.

Allow Me To Be Frank: August 27, 7.30pm – £16
‘Allow Me To Be Frank’ is a tribute to Sinatra himself and a love letter to all swing music. You’ll be taken on a journey through some of Sinatra’s classics, as well as songs from other giants of swing; Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin and even present day artists, such as Harry Connick Jr and Michael Bublé. Some of you may already know the singer from selling ladies-wear in the market. But he also wows international audiences. Oozing flair, charm and enough class to satisfy an appetite of a vintage persuasion… ’Allow Me To Be Frank’ is not to be missed.


Tickets available for both online stream and in person audiences available at: or by calling our Box Office on 01483 278000 (Tues-Sat 10am-4pm)
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