Friday, 15 September 2017

The Happiest Days of Your Life is coming!


No, the title is not a grammatical error - The Happiest Days of Your Life by John Dighton, is our main play this season. Many of our audience will be familiar with the story as it was famously made as a film in 1950 starring Margaret Rutherford and Alastair Sim, with a young Joyce Grenfell - in several respects it was a precursor of the more anarchic St. Trinian's films.

Set after World War II, this delightful farce is about what happens when a boys' school receives the news that they are to billet another school … which turns out to be all female … and events are complicated by the arrival of the parents. A charming, whimsical show to perk up a November evening. Performances are from Wednesday 8 November to Saturday 11 November at 8pm nightly, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets are £8 on the door and can be reserved by calling 01708 782118

The Little Theatre, Methodist Church, The Drive, Harold Wood, RM3 0DU

It's panto time - come early!

A chance to see us performing Emma Stacey's short potted panto 'The Frog Prince' on Saturday 23 September at Brentwood Theatre! This is our entry in the 2017 Brentwood Catholic Theatre Club Festival and it would be great to have some of our regular Harold Wood audience with us. The festival has been running for several decades, starting life in Ilford, then Romford and has been held at the Brentwood Theatre since 2009. This year there are 14 different performances from Wednesday to Saturday by a variety of local groups - the full timetable can be viewed here.  Guildonians are performing at approximately 3.50pm, but the matinee begins at 2pm and a £10 ticket admits you to all the afternoon's performances. We do hope that some of you are able to come and enjoy a varied afternoon's entertainment, and in true panto spirit, hissing and booing the villain, and cheering us on!

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Ladies' Day tickets selling like hot cakes!

Ladies' Day opened last night to a capacity audience and Friday has already sold out! Some Saturday matinee availability and tickets available Saturday night so reserve those seats on 01708 782118.

Some tickets available for tonight, election night, so why not cast your vote and have a punt on our show? It's a safe bet.  And we are on the same premises as a polling station!

Monday, 5 June 2017

It's showtime!

Ladies' Day opens this week! To whet your appetite for this delightful play, here are some dress rehearsal shots:
















Sunday, 14 May 2017

Our next show is coming soon!

Ladies' Day, by Amanda Whittington, is our June play - and a great night's entertainment is on offer. It is an exuberant comedy about four likely lasses from the Hull fish docks. Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for this fish-filleting foursome - until they have a trip to Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot the year it relocated to York. Drinks, flirting and a flutter - it turns out that people are not always what they seem ... Ladies’ Day is Guildonian’s entry into this year’s Havering Drama Festival.

June 7-10 (Wednesday to Saturday)

8pm nightly, plus 2.30pm Saturday matinee

Tickets just £7 - call 01708 782118


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Blithe Spirit opens tonight!

By kind permission of Samuel French

Don't miss this opportunity to see Noel Coward's much loved 'improbable farce'. Blithe Spirit opens tonight at The Little Theatre, RM3 0DU

Box Office 01708 341442 - 8pm curtain (doors open 7.30pm) plus Saturday 2.30pm matinee

Here are some dress rehearsal shots to whet your appetite:















Thursday, 26 January 2017

Blithe Spirit - our spring production!

Our next show is in rehearsal - Noël Coward's ever popular Blithe Spirit. This comic play features socialite and novelist Charles Condomine as he invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his mischievious and temperamental first wife, Elvira.  After the séance, Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost ... but things can only get worse ...

Written in  the darkest days of the Second World War, and subtitled by the playwright as ‘an improbable farce’ it shows a determinedly frivolous attitude to morality.

The play was first seen in the West End in 1941, creating a new long-run record for non-musical British plays of 1,997 performances. It did well on Broadway and over the decades has been made into a musical, a television adaptation and for radio, returning to Broadway and the West End several times - most recently in 2014.

Our Blithe Spirit runs from Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 March at The Little Theatre, with evening performances at 8pm. There is also the popular Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
To reserve tickets for our production call 01708 341442

In rehearsal! Why not book your seats now?