My Dog’s Got No Nose by Ron Aldridge

Presented by Andrew Brewis, starring Giles Shenton

Directed by Simon Dowling

Saturday 22 April at 3pm and 7.30

Tickets: £12

This one-man comedy play ‘My Dog’s Got No Nose’, by Ron Aldridge, takes us on a journey through the events surrounding a stand-up comedian’s first ever public performance.  Stand-up comedy, unrequited love, animal lovers, facts of life, sibling rivalries and mercy-killing are just some of the elements covered in this very funny and bitter-sweet story, as we discover that both the man and the ‘performance’ are not quite what they seem.
This ‘debut’ is the fulfilment of a lifelong dream and illustrates perfectly the old adage, “be careful what you wish for!”
  • “Bitter-sweet, very funny, sometimes poignant, often hilarious!”
  • “This evening will leave you laughing and crying at the same time!
  • “It was so good my husband didn’t fall asleep!”

Happiness by Paul Mathews

Directed by Tracey Gillard

Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 April at 7.45

Adults £12, children/students £10

The countdown to Philippa’s marriage to Christopher is almost up, but they’re just coming back from a funeral.  The death of her beloved aunt Susan is just the first event of many that makes Philippa reconsider her future happiness.



Saturday,  April 1st,  7:00pm for 7:45pm Curtain Up


Tickets £20 each

An event to launch a new local professional theatre company:  TheatReviva! is reviving top-quality, repertory theatre in Surrey.

This is a fundraising entertainment, to launch the company;  and show you some of the talent who’ll be performing with us over the months ahead!  There will be excerpts from ‘Taming of the Shrew’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and plenty of singing and dancing talent on show.

There used to be repertory Theatre in North Guildford/Mole Valley area. TheatReviva is about to revive it, with top-quality, seasonal repertory productions starting this autumn!  The Nomad Theatre in East Horsley have opened their doors, so together we can mount some affordable popular, modern and classic productions over the next year or two.

Come and enjoy a magical evening in the Nomad Theatre and wear a hat!

Free canapés and drink on the door

Artistic Director, Graham Pountney, lived in East Horsley until he trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School aged 20.  Now celebrating his 45th year as an actor (with credits from Regional Repertory Theatres, Touring, The West End and the RNT; TV appearances in Howards Way, New Tricks, Hustle; and Films including Goodbye Mr Chips amongst others) he is delighted to be bringing his passion for live, community-centred theatrical engagement back to his home town!

How to Kill Your Teacher

Nomes Young Company in the studio

Directed by Rachel Scott and Francesca Peplow

Friday 17 March at 7:30pm and Saturday 18 March at 3:30pm

Tickets: £8 adults, £6 children

A young teacher in a modern day independent school and his class, struggle to exercise power.

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, from the novel by C S Lewis, adapted by Glyn Robbins, directed by Anthony Kemp

Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17 December, evenings at 7.30, matinee at 2.30 on Saturday

Tickets: adults £16, children/students, adults £12 on 13th

Four children travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia where it is always winter but never Christmas.


Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny.

Most of the novel is set in Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures that one White Witch has ruled for 100 years of deep winter. In the frame story, four English children are staying in a large, old country house for a holiday. The youngest visits Narnia three times via the magic of a wardrobe in a spare room. All four children are together on her third visit, which verifies her fantastic claims and comprises the subsequent 12 of 17 chapters except for a brief conclusion. In Narnia, the siblings seem fit to fulfill an old prophecy and so are soon adventuring both to save Narnia and their lives. Lewis wrote the book for, and dedicated it to, his goddaughter Lucy Barfield. She was the daughter of Owen Barfield, Lewis’s friend, teacher, adviser, and trustee.

After going in twice the four children go in together for the last time. They battle wolves, meet talking animals, encounter a evil white witch and meet a magnificent lion named ‘Aslan’. Will this be the end of their journey to Narnia or will they stay?

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe is a timeless classic that children cherish and adults adore. This production is directed by Anthony Kemp.

Get a 10% discount on food at The Duke and also Goose (Bishopsmead Parade) by showing your tickets for that day’s performance.

Haunted! The blood-curdling musical

Haunted! The Blood-Curdling Musical

Presented by The Freewheelers

Wednesday 19 October 1.30 pm and 7.30 pm

Tickets: adults £10, disabled £5, under 16s  £5, carers free


Relaxed performance / BSL interpreted / surtitled & audio described

The perfect play for Halloween, ‘Haunted – The Blood-Curdling Musical’, is a show full of song, dance, thrills and suspense, as it follows the journey of two people who meet under spooky circumstances and fall madly in love. Set in an old theatre filled with mysterious and peculiar characters, the tale tells the story of the two lovers and the obstacles they have to overcome to be together. Can true love find its way? Or will the ghosts of the past block their path? Book your tickets now to find out…if you dare!!

Get 10% off food at The Duke and also Goose (Bishopsmead Parade) by showing your tickets for that day’s performance.

Based in Leatherhead, Surrey, the group have toured our work across South East England. We have collaborated with English Touring Opera and the National Theatre. Our multimedia projects are viewed across the world.

We work with people of all abilities. We nurture individual talents and our members take on diverse responsibilities including choreography, lighting, mentoring and public speaking. All of our projects are underpinned by an ethos of teamwork which brings all our skills together. In addition to our touring theatre productions, we run weekly workshops in dance, drama, music and media and create performance opportunities for our members to share their work in public.  All of our projects are professionally led and managed and our work is supported by a team of dedicated volunteers.

Artistic excellence goes hand in hand with learning and personal growth. Benefits for our members include:
* developing artistic skills, e.g. acting, dance, singing, film-making, theatre production
* improving physical fitness and co-ordination through dance and movement
* learning how to work as part of a team
* developing social skills and making friends
* gaining independence and confidence

Old Herbaceous, starring Giles Shenton

Old Herbaceous

Saturday 15th October at 7.30                 Sunday 16th October at 2.30

Tickets:  adults £14, children/students £10

Starring Giles Shenton, Directed by Simon Downing

Produced by Andrew D Brewis 

Play by Alfred Shaughnessy from the novel by Reginald Arkell

“One very talented actor, Giles Shenton as Herbert Pinnegar (Old Herbaceous), keeps us engrossed, entertained, amused and emotionally engaged for an hour and a half as a gardener in a potting shed… who knew that would work? A wonderful production: funny, emotional, touching, instructive: as it’s been dubbed : ” Downton Abbey with gardening tips” ( and some cookery ones too!)…and an acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a gentler, simpler age. As the song goes, “ Sometimes life can taste so sweet, when you slow it down.”

“Old Herbaceous is a story of one man working at the the same gardening job for all his working life.  He sees the world change from a Victorian age through Edwardian to a modern world in 1970 when the play is set.  Although it is the story of one manʼs life, it encompasses  many different stories and sub-plots.  It has been a joy to discover this manʼs journey, which centres around a platonic, unrequited love story across social boundaries.  It is basically UPSTAIRS, OUTSIDE, rather than UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS.  Above all it is a look at a world that no longer exists and a nostalgic yearning to return to a way of life gone forever.  What surprised me most was how moving the piece is.  So bring your tissues,you may need them.”

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Get a 10% discount on food at The Duke and Goose (Bishopsmead Parade) by showing your tickets for that day’s performance.

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night directed by Andrew Hamel-Cooke

Tuesday 27 September to Saturday 1st October at 7.45

Tickets: adults £14, children/students £10, £12 for all adults on 27th

Social disorder, role reversal and cross-dressing are the main elements in this sublime comedy.

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Come to Illyria with us and enjoy a fun filled romantic comedy with one of William Shakespeare’s greatest plays that has stood the test of time.  There are all the elements of confusion, shipwreck, disguise, and passion, with much humour. This very amusing play is all too often taken too seriously.  Shakespeare was writing for the ordinary person in the street and they loved a good bawdy show. At the same time, we can learn much from his play about the frailties of human nature as well as the ‘tricks’ we play upon ourselves.

In Twelfth Night we have both a delightful and raucous frolic with improbable coincidences, making it almost farce, and love at first sight. There are love triangles with self-love, secret love and falling in love with love, truly the human condition.

The Bard writes ‘If music be the food of love ….’ Today we live in a time of music and love. None was more so than the 1960s from where we take our incidental music.  They sang then ‘All you need is love’, we find that here in Twelfth Night he leads us through an interesting tale of social disorder, role reversal and cross dressing; then he allows ..‘time, thou must untangle this   …’ so all will be well in our comedic play. This production is performed by a diverse and talented cast whose grasp of the Bard’s language will make the work accessible for all audience members both young and old.


This exciting production comes from Director, Andrew Hamel-Cooke…
Andrew has most recently directed The Pajama Game (musical), Cinderella (pantomime), Sisterly Feelings (play) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oct ‘14) which drew its inspiration from Seventies Glam Rock music and dance – a very interesting and entertaining take on the traditional Shakespeare, you can bet that Andrew will bring the same level of energy and innovation to Twelfth Night!

Andrew has been in theatre from a very early age, appearing in all genres from Shakespeare to Pantomime. He has performed and directed with Nomads for about twelve years. Originally trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts he worked as a professional dancer, singer and actor in the UK and abroad. Andrew has also been a drama teacher in secondary education.

The Humour of Noel Coward (Gordon Peters & David Carter)

The Humour of Noel Coward
with Gordon Peters and David Carter
Sunday September 4th at 2.30
Following the great reception of their Flanders & Swann show last year, Gordon Peters and David Carter are returning to the Nomads with their Humour of Noel Coward show.  The experiment of a Sunday matinee worked so well they are pleased to do it again on a Sunday afternoon – September the 4th at 2.30pm.
Besides the usual favourites – Mad DogsStately Homes, Mrs Worthington, and there will be some not so well known Could You Please Oblige Us With A Bren Gun?, Bar on the Piccolo Marina and I Wonder What Happened To Him? etc..
Of course there are so many anecdotes about Noel Coward.  A treasure trove of wit and good humour.  You’ll hear the best.
Tickets: £12 for all
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Sir Noël Coward (16 December 1899 – 26 March 1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called “a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise”.
Born in Teddington, south-west London, Coward attended a dance academy in London as a child, making his professional stage début at the age of eleven. As a teenager he was introduced into the high society in which most of his plays would be set. Coward achieved enduring success as a playwright, publishing more than 50 plays from his teens onwards. Many of his works, such as Hay Fever (performed at The Nomad Theatre in 2016), Private Lives, Design for Living, Present Laughter and Blithe Spirit, have remained in the regular theatre repertoire. He composed hundreds of songs, in addition to well over a dozen musical theatre works (including the operetta Bitter Sweet and comic revues), screenplays, poetry, several volumes of short stories, the novel Pomp and Circumstance, and a three-volume autobiography. Coward’s stage and film acting and directing career spanned six decades, during which he starred in many of his own works.

Nomes Summer School – August 2016

Nomes Summer School 2016 

August 1st -5th 10.30 to 3pm

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Five days of drama, musical theatre and set design working towards a show at the end of the week!

1st-5th August from 10:30-3:00 each day, at Nomad Theatre. Cost £140.

Suitable for children entering Year 3 and up.

Email [email protected] for more details


Play in a Week – inclusive theatre rehearsed over a week

Strictly Come Shakespeare directed by Brandon McGuire

Workshops every day Monday 25 July to Friday 29 July 2016

Performances 30 July at 7.30, 31 July at 2.30

Tickets ; £12

“Our specially commissioned play for 2016 is “Strictly Come Shakespeare” – where, in the year of the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, a modern TV classic comes over all Shakespearian!

Play In A Week is an annual week-long fully inclusive project, now in its 18th year, which enables actors with learning and/or physical  disabilities to enjoy the magic and benefits of participating in a theatre show and putting on public performances. “

Play In A Week 2016 production

Play In A Week 2016 production

Starting on a Monday morning each July, between 40 and 50 enthusiastic and talented participants and a raft of volunteer helpers, along with a team of specialist professionals start work at the Nomad Theatre in East Horsley.

The actors work hard everyday throughout the week to rehearse, learning lines, songs and dance routines from scratch.  There are no “limitations” on who can be an actor at Play In A Week.  Everyone is welcome regardless of disability.  All we require is that people come along with enthusiasm, energy and team spirit, and are able to attend every day in order to learn their parts and be an equal part of the Company.


Please click (Easyfundraising) to find out more about how you can raise money for us while shopping online – and it won’t even cost you a penny!


There are lots of ways in which you can get involved to volunteer at Play In A Week and have some fun helping put on the show!

During the rehearsal week itself, and for the performances, we need helpers to support our participants in a range of ways:  Assistance with script reading and learning lines, mobility, transport, having lunch and refreshments, learning dance routines, making quick costume changes, remembering cues and entrances.

Loserville by Elliott Davis and James Bourne


In association with Showdown Theatre Arts

Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17 July at 3pm and 7.30

Tickets:  adults £12, children/students £10

It’s 1971 and Michael and his sci-fi obsessed, social misfit friends are about to change the course of history, fashion and dating in no particular order.


Club Night in memory of Alan Wiseman Friday 1st July at 7.30


We are holding a Club Night in memory of Alan  Wiseman who died  suddenly on 15th February.

Alan joined the Nomads as an actor in 1997 to take part in a Young Nomad production Much Ado About Nothing.  He became a regular director and actor, performed at club nights and was Editor of Nomad News.

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The evening will also be a fundraiser for the new bar.  You won’t need a ticket but there will be a retiring collection.

So far we have the cast of Pajama Game performing Steam Heat and the knife throwing scene,  Graham Botterill and Richard Peachey performing one of the Pete and Dud sketches, Adrian Juste will sing The Elements from Tomfoolery, while James Marr will accompany many others.


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Arabian Nights

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Nomes Youth Theatre Summer Show

Arabian Nights

Directed by Rachel Scott and Francesca Peplow

Friday 24 June at 7.30, Saturday 25th June at 2.30 and 7.30, Sunday 26th June 2.30

Tickets: adults £10, children under 16 £7

Join us on a trip to faraway lands filled with genies, flying carpets and magic lamps!  This magical and creative production is devised by the Nomes’ four Youth Theatre groups who are all aged between 4 and 18.




The Pajama Game

PG Game front A5 JPEGThis delightful 50s musical is presented at the Nomad Theatre, Bishopsmead Parade, East Horsley, KT24 6RT, in association with Bookham Light Operatic Society.  Performances run from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th May at 7.30, matinee on Saturday at 2.30.

The Pajama Game’ was an instant hit when first staged on Broadway, winning the Tony Award for best musical in 1955 and further fame via the 1957 film starring Doris Day.  One of the all time musical theatre classics.
At the Sleep-Tite pajama factory all is not well and the atmosphere is far from calm and snoozy.  The workers are up in arms having been refused a seven-and-a-half cents per hour pay rise by the intransigent owner, Mr Hasler.

Into this cauldron  of bubbling industrial unrest comes Sid Sorokin, the handsome new factory Supervisor.  He quickly comes up against the Grievance Committee led by feisty, good looker Babe Williams and falls head over heels in love with her.  But, as ever, the path of true love doesn’t run smooth as they clash over divided loyalties – a battle of the sexes plus management v labour.  Will our lovers win through?
Intrigue, shenanigans, fun and frolic follow with sharp witty dialogue and songs and dance numbers that have become musical theatre standards including ‘Hey There!’, ‘I’m not at all in Love’, ‘Steam Heat’ and ‘Hernando’s Hideaway’.
Don’t miss this joyous, timeless, musical comedy performed by a superb cast and talented musicians. Come and join the fun.
Tickets are £16 adults, £12 children under 16.  Call the box office on 01483 284747 and leave a message on the answerphone.  You can call into the theatre on Saturday mornings between 10.00 and 12.30 or book online via Ticket Source.  The theatre is easily accessible to wheelchair users.IMG_1180

Bugsy Malone (Showdown Theatre Arts)

Bugsy Malone in association with Showdown Theatre Arts

Alan Parker’s film noir spoof complete with splurge guns.
The Nomad Theatre, Surrey on Sunday 17 April 2016
Starts at 2:00PM
Ticket Price: £8.00 – £10.00*
*booking fee applies
Box Office: 01483 284747

Hayfever by Noel Coward


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Hayfever by Noel Coward directed by Alan Wiseman

Alan Wiseman passed away unexpectedly on 15 February but Jeff Wightwick has stepped in as director.  He and the cast are determined to make the play as good as Alan wanted.

22-26 March at 7.45

Tickets:  adults £14, children/students £10, adults £12 on Tuesday

Hayfever is one of Noel Coward’s funniest and most sparkling plays written in a single creative weekend. Each of the dysfunctional Bliss family invites a lover for the weekend; but the results fail to fulfil their expectations – with hilarious results.



Play in a Day

Nomes Youth Theatre presents

Play in a Day Fundraiser

Saturday 4 February performance at 4pm

Tickets:  charity donation on the door for the Anaphylaxis Campaign