Our 10th Anniversary Year continues with a rush of colour and frivolity as two of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies explode into life, at two of our most enchanting venues.
Rehearsal photos of The Comedy of Errors by Matt Pereira
The Comedy of Errors, 14 June- 02 July (Guildford Castle Gardens)
Strap yourself in for Shakespeare’s ultimate rollercoaster of comedy chaos, as two sets of identical twins arrive in the same town, on the same day, completely unaware of the other’s existence! Shakespeare’s shortest play is a glorious confection of confusion and slapstick comedy, as wives, debtors, friends and even the twins themselves are caught up in the mayhem which ensues. Staged between Guildford’s Castle Keep and the Bandstand, The Comedy of Errors reunites last year’s Alice in Wonderland Director/Designer team of Charlotte Conquest and PJ McEvoy. This production will be part-promenade.
Much Ado About Nothing, 15 - 30 July (University of Law Grounds)
Light the touch paper and stand well back... a glorious riot of colour and acerbic wit explodes when old fl ames, Beatrice and Benedick, are forced to confront their true feelings for each other. Set in the 1940s, this fi re-cracker romantic comedy is directed by Tom Littler (The Wind in the Willows, Twelfth Night) and sees GSC’s Co-Founders Sarah Gobran and Matt Pinches reprise the roles of Beatrice and Benedick. Much Ado marks GSC’s 30th production and was also the first play the company staged back in 2006.
Running for both plays will be approx. 2hrs 30mins with interval. Exact times will be available nearer the time.
We hope you can join us!
Meet your Summer 2016 Company (alphabetically)
Antipholus of Syracuse
Dromio of Ephesus
Anitpholus of Ephesus
Dromio of Syracuse
Anett Black........Assistant Designer
Philip d'Orleans.........Fight Director
Anett Black.........Assistant Designer
Gabriella Bird...Choreographer/Assistant Director
Christine Piper...........Production Manager
Eleanor Randall..........Company Stage Manager
Taraneh Meen............Stage Manager
Eli Murton..............Front of House Manager
Exploring the Enduring Appeal of Much Ado About Nothing
Thursday 23 June, 1pm at Woking Lightbox Gallery, £6/£4 Lightbox Friends
2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of the world’s most celebrated playwright – William Shakespeare, and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is one of his most-loved comedies. At its core is the irrepressible double-act of Beatrice and Benedick, two of his most cherished characters, who have sworn never to fall in love. Their scenes sparkle with wit and word-play and we love them! Could they be Shakespeare's most 'real' creations? Ahead of our open-air production this July, GSC Co-Founder Matt Pinches examines this most effervescent of romantic comedies. Advance booking required. Talks last for approximately 45 minutes with a short time for questions.
Contact The Lightbox for tickets (not sold by GSC)
www.thelightbox.org.uk or 01483 737800
14 June - 2 July
Evenings 7.30pm ~ Matinees 2.30pm
£21 Concessions (Over 60, NUS, Equity, Jobseekers, Reg Disabled)
£16.50 Children (under 16)
£80 Family (2 full, 2 children)
The Comedy of Errors Preview 14 June £18 (£16.50 children)
SAVE £5 per booking when you book for both shows at the same time!
(e.g. Buy 1xErrors and 1xMuch Ado = £5 off total booking; buy 2 of each and receive £10 off. Not applicable to Preview tkts)
Buy 10 tickets get 1 FREE (cheapest ticket is free)
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Telephone 01483 304384 Not open Sundays
Box Office open Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm (7pm during show times)
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