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"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have
lighted fools
The way to dusty death. "
(Macbeth: Act V Scene V)
 CURRENTLY THERE ARE NO FUTURE PRODUCTIONS PLANNED ALTHOUGH IT IS HOPED THAT BOTH 'THE SOCIABLE PLOVER' AND 'BAKERSFIELD MIST' WILL BE PRESENTED AT A LATER DATE WHEN RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED.
DETAILS OF BOTH THESE PRODUCTIONS MAY BE SEEN BELOW


'THE SOCIABLE PLOVER' by Tim Whitnall
The Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd October 2020
Evenings at 8.00pm
Saturday Matinee at 4.00pm

"This quirky two-hander has real charm...there is as much humour as pathos to be found in Tim Whitnall's tightly written script." (Time Out)

Nothing and nobody will stop Roy Tunt from spotting his wild birds and today, he pursues a very special mission. With one more tick in his dog-eared notebook, Roy will have recorded all 567 species on the British List. The prevailing conditions are ideal to welcome an elusive vagrant from the Asian Steppe, the rare and beautiful Sociable Plover. Roy sequesters himself away in a bird-spotter's hide on a stretch of flooded marshland. With a packed lunch and a framed photograph of his ex-wife for company, he watches and waits. But might he, perhaps, have other plans? And who is the mysterious stranger who appears from the marshes and decides to take refuge?
From the writer of Morecambe, presented by Lighted Fools in 2017, this is a wonderfully funny play with an intriguing twist.

The play will be directed by Richard Parish and designed by David Hemsley-Brown with lighting and sound by Alex Lyon.

It will feature David Hemsley-Brown and Nick Lund

David last appeared in Taken at Midnight but will also be remembered for his performances in Moonlight and Magnolias, Art, Death and the Maiden, Neville's Island and Stevie. He has directed The Price, The Old Country, Quartermaine's Terms, The Homecoming, On Golden Pond and last April's No Man's Land. Since 2012 he has been responsible for the design and construction of all the Company's sets.

Nick will be making his 12th appearance with Lighted Fools the first being in 2009 when he gave a memorable performance as First World War poet, Wilfred Owen in Not About Heroes. He followed this with appearances in, Waiting for Godot, Art, Neville's Island, The Old Country, Quartermaine's Terms, The Homecoming, Taken at Midnight, On Golden Pond, No Man's Land and Sleuth

Box-Office:
01483 44 00 00 OR online at Yvonne Arnaud





'BAKERSFIELD MIST' by Stephen Sachs
The Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
SPRING 2021 - DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
Evenings at 8.00pm
Saturday Matinee at 4.00pm

‘Entertaining, witty and wonderfully funny’ (Telegraph)

Maude Gutman, an unemployed bartender living in a trailer park in the California desert, believes the painting she bought in a thrift store for three dollars is really an undiscovered Jackson Pollock worth millions. Is this the find of the century or a clever forgery? When eminent New York art historian and expert Lionel Percy arrives at Maude’s trailer to evaluate the painting, the two embark on a fiery debate over class, truth, and what we personally perceive as valuable. Inspired by true events, Bakersfield Mist is a lively and delightful comedy about the meaning of art.

The play will be directed and designed by David Hemsley-Brown with lighting and sound by Alex Lyon.

It will feature David Webb and Nancy Lund

David will be making his 25th outing with the company. Most recently he appeared in Sleuth. Other memorable performances for the Fools have been in plays such as Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell, Stones in His Pockets, Waiting for Godot, Not About Heroes, A Number, Moonlight and Magnolias, Two, Neville's Island, Art, Morecambe and No Man’s Land.

Nancy will be making her 3rd appearance with Lighted Fools, the first being in 2014 when she gave a memorable performance as Paulina Salas in Death and the Maiden. In 2015 she played Olga in The Old Country. In 2010 she was Assistant Director on Waiting for Godot. We are delighted to welcome her back.

Box-Office:
01483 44 00 00 OR online at Yvonne Arnaud






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