There’s a real balancing act between the old and the new in our upcoming Autumn theatre programme. Famous works by Swift, Ibsen and Wilde will be re-imagined, updated or expanded upon; innovation can be experienced with onstage virtual reality in Frogman, while two men on their bikes will revisit the drug-fuelled Armstrong years of the Tour de France; and our very own play Brilliance will explore the effect of electricity on a changing world in the mid-20th century.

As part of the new autumn season, maltings members can now book £9 tickets to selected shows across the theatre programme. Make the most of your visit to the Maltings by experiencing pre-show dining in our Riverside Café, available on selected shows.

view the theatre programme → 

Gulliver Returns
by Dawn State Theatre Company
Thu 13 September, 7.30pm
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A couple of weeks after it leaves Edinburgh Fringe, haunting play Gulliver Returns makes its way to Farnham. Set in the world created by Jonathan Swift, it’s a play of enduring love and broken dreams.

Ventoux
by 2 Magpies Theatre
Sat 29 September, 7.30pm
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Performed with two bicycles on stage, this play revisits the brutal, but drug-fuelled battle between Lance Amstrong and Marco Pantani on Mont Ventoux during the 2000 Tour de France.

An Enemy of the People
by Flintlock Theatre
Tue 09 October, 7.30pm
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This 19th century Ibsen masterpiece is hardly out of place in our brave new post-truth world. A doctor thinks she will receive a hero’s welcome for exposing a major public health risk to her town. But vested interests are working to paint a different picture. Will Dr Stockmann find herself an enemy of the people?

Frogman
by Curious Directive
Sat 13 October, 6.30pm & 8.30pm (Friday performances sold out)
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Pioneering theatre group Curious Directive take a step into the unknown with this supernatural, virtual reality thriller. Experience the story live through a VR headset, as a coral reef researcher is questioned over the mysterious disappearance of a young girl.

Brilliance
by Farnham Maltings
Thu 18 October, 8pm
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Our very own Farnham Maltings production about love and progress in a rapidly changing world. Stunning live music accompanies the play, as the growing availability of electric light and the arrival of a bright-eyed stranger bring  change to a village in the middle of the 20th century.

To Hell in a Handbag
by Helen Norton & Jonathan White
Tue 20 November, 8pm
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A hilarious and subversive original piece based on two characters from The Importance Of Being Earnest. This play within Wilde’s classic play sees Canon Chasuble and Miss Prism, two upstanding pillars of Victorian society in public, show their true colours when the spotlight is off.

Nativity
by Living Spit
Thu 06 December, 7.30pm
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After their triumphant take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Howard and Stu are back for a sacrilegious take on the Nativity. Silly songs and pitiful puppetry bring the second greatest Christmas story ever told to life for those who fancy a change of pace from the usual pedestrian pantomime…

For more information on all the productions and to book tickets, visit the theatre page

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