The Man In The Moon is back at GuilFest 2014 with a bigger, brighter and better Theatre Tent than ever before - an oasis of theatrical calm, right in the middle of the festival. Over three days, the Theatre Tent will play host to around 40 different acts, playing late into Friday and Saturday night, long after the main stages have finished. The Tent will be filled with a wealth of community and professional talent, performing fantastic plays, musicals, dance, magic, burlesque and cabaret and is always a popular stop with Festivalgoers who enjoy kicking back and relaxing for a while on one of the comfortable hay bales.
Highlights for 2014 include:
Join 15 Minutes of Shame and Sebastian Bishop - Interplanetary Defender of Space as he embarks on an exciting adventure
The B.A.D Street Dance group from Dorking will presenting B.A.D Summer, infusing songs with street dance styles to create an ultimate mash up.
The Action Replay Drama Group present The Great Train Robbery, a 'not-so' silent film recreation of The Great Train Robbery with a combined cast of able-bodied and learning disabled actors.
bitter/sweet from Frensham Heights present an extract from Watching Windows, where accidental voyeurs gaze into other people's lives through their windows as they pass.
Broken Knee present Love Loss and Dogs a bitter-sweet comedy looking at the big stuff like the nature of love and how you can clean a car full of dog sick with just a sad handful of damp toilet paper.
Creative Minds bring us Personals, a comedy musical revue about dating, relationships, life and love as well as a theatre workshop for all budding actors (aged 5 to 12) based on The Adventures of Mr. Toad culminating in a performance on Sunday afternoon.
Footlight Dance Courage Ladies Dance make their first appearance at the Festival and the young people from Footlight Dance Group have freshened up the traditional Oliver with help from Johnny Yates and some clever music editing.
Lost for Words Theatre Company bring an Avenue Q Medley fresh from their sell-out production of Avenue Q at The Electric Theatre.
MDA bring us their ever popular blend of sketches, quizzes, trivia and giggles. You might even win some sweets!
MEM CATS Bring us some songs from Scarlet Pimpernel, Tick-Tick Boom and Aida. Trios which are rousing, provocative and anthemic.
Having tackled Glee last time, No Direction bring you a 007 Medley, celebrating all things Bond – James Bond.
Fresh from Britain’s Got Talent, The Philip Green Show is an impression comedy show spoofing the likes of Janet Street-Porter, Louie Spence, Sarah Millican and many more.
Pranksters Theatre Company present scenes from Road! One street, one night, six pubs
No work, chips, sex, love and loads of beer Maybe, just maybe for one night, somehow they might ESCAPE!
PWR Theatre Productions bring a selection fresh from her recent tour of Just a Housewife, exploring the challenges of being a housewife with comedy and musical gems.
The hugely popular Rhythmic Collision Dance Company present In My Skin. Rhythmic Collision is a dance company whom all have learning disabilities and a passion for dance. Creating dance to challenge perceptions and imaginations of their audience.
Rosalind Blessed presents Anniversary, a black comedy exploring stalking. A study in how not to spend your anniversary.
SAVVY Theatre Company presents 500 Miles, a full-face masked piece about an old man, a letter and a world war that separated him from his long lost love.
Sonos Theatre Company bring a selection of songs from the musical comedy I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change! which takes a hilarious and tuneful joyride through the dizzying spectrum of the modern relationship.
Fresh from their Farnham Maltings annual show yesterday, Theresa Hawkins School of Dance present extracts from Stars Through Time.
A touch of culture is brought to the Theatre Tent with The Vivaldi Trio and their tribute to Gilbert & Sullivan.
Late Night in the Theatre Tent takes on a completely different feel this year with our new hosts, All The World’s A Stage straight from their residencies in Guildford and London they bring their famous Lock-In Cabaret to our stage for two hours of late night fun. Featuring (among other) guest performers, Jessabelle's Jewels Cabaret; The Comedy Magic of Navid Sadrzadeh and Creative Minds.
The Theatre Tent hosts themselves, The Man In The Moon will be performing for their eighth year, and of course, don’t forget to keep an eye out for The Little Sisters of Poughkeepsie who also return to the stage of the theatre tent, and anywhere else that they can during the festival. Don’t miss your chance to ‘Bless and Confess’.
Be sure to stop by, relax on a hay bale and be entertained by this fantastic oasis of productions.
Kicking off each day at 1.30pm and running right through until 1.00am (9pm on Sunday) the tent features special late night performances from 11pm on Friday and Saturday, there really is something for everyone.