Me, As a Penguin, in a Guildford Pub? It's not confusion, it's theatre!
10th November 2012
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In London, you can go and watch Shakespeare under an office block - so why not watch 21st century theatre in a Guildford pub? The Guildford Fringe Theatre are bringing their new production of Me, As A Penguin, written by Tom Wells, to the back room of the Star Inn on Quarry Street, Guildford! Unconventional locations can bring out all sorts in plays and audiences alike - something the Guildford Fringe Theatre is excited to explore! 


Continuing the theme, Me, As A Penguin is about stepping outside your comfort zone - something we all have to do once in a while. A young man from a small town ventures to Hull for a peep at the gay scene there...but who is that man dressed up as a penguin?! 


Nick Wyschna, co-artistic director of the company, said: 

“Our focus is on creating great theatre.  By using the skills and imaginations of great directors, designers and actors we will transform ordinary spaces into something extraordinary and bring a different kind of theatre to Guildford.”


Local entrepreneur Vanessa Lanham-Day, who saw their last production, said: 

“I had to pinch myself – I couldn’t believe I was sitting in a back room at a pub in Guildford watching outstanding West End performers. It was worthy of anything you’d see in London and such an exciting development for Guildford.” 


Me, As A Penguin

3-8 December, 7.30pm

The Back Room,

The Star Inn

Quarry Street



Tickets £12.50 (£10 for concessions) available from the Guildford Tourist Board on Guildford High Street, by calling 01483 444334 or online at:

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