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The Wind in the Willows

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11 - 25 July

University of Law, Portsmouth Road

The Taming of the Shrew BOOKING NOW

Directed by Charlotte Conquest ~ Designed by Neil Irish

To the frustration of Bianca and her legion of suitors, her father has declared that her older sister, the beautiful but fiery Katherina must be wed first. All seems impossible until the equally tempestuous Petruchio arrives and vows, much to the surprise of everyone, to woo Katherina for his wife. Thus the scene is set for sparks to fly as theatre’s most explosive lovers begin their courtship in Shakespeare’s rich romantic comedy.

Charlotte Conquest, following her triumphs with The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night's Dream, returns to direct GSC’s Sarah Gobran as Katherina and Owen Oakeshott as Petruchio.

See here for Venue details

See DATES/TICKETS above for full booking details



The Wildwoods....

The Wind in the Willows

By Kenneth Grahame, in a new stage adaptation by Ant Stones and GSC

Directed by Tom Littler ~ Designed by Neil Irish

This summer, in the fabulous grounds and woodlands of Watts Gallery, GSC brings to life the wonderful world of the Riverbank. Join Mole, Ratty, Badger, and of course the irrepressible Mr Toad, on their adventures along the Open Road and in their battles with the dreaded Wild Wooders. The same creative team behind last year's Twelfth Night and 2013's As You Like It reunite for this new production.

GSC's Matt Pinches will be playing the part of Mr Toad. Poop-Poop!

This production is part-promenade and is suitable for 5 yrs and above,

though it is not geared solely for children, but for adults too.

Watts Gallery Tea Shop will be open until 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays

See Access for UPDATED details about the woodlands





Here they are...our shiny new Summer 2015 acting company

Julien Ball

Baptista in Shrew

Owen Oakshott
Petruchio in Shrew

Richard Emerson

Rat in Willows

Hortensio in Shrew

Sarah Gobran

Fox/Gaoler's Daughter in Willows

Katherina in Shrew

Nicole Hartley

Bianca in Shrew

Johanne Murdock

Chief Weasel in Willows

Biondella/Widow in Shrew

Matt Pinches

Toad in Willows

Tranio in Shrew

Chris Porter

Badger in Willows

Gremio in Shrew

Rob Witcomb

Stoat/Bargewoman in Willows

Grumio in Shrew

Christopher York

Mole in Willows

Lucentio in Shrew


If you see them wandering around town or propping up the bar in a local hostelry, do say hello!



Their biogs will follow shortly...


Creative Team

Tom Littler - Director The Wind in the Willows

For GSC: Twelfth Night and As You Like It. Other theatre includes: Other Desert Cities and Strangers on a Train (Frankfurt); Martine and Jingo (Finborough); Absurd Person Singular (Mill at Sonning); Dear Liar (Vienna); Dances of Death (Gate Theatre); First Episode, The Living Room, Bloody Poetry, Anyone Can Whistle (Jermyn Street Theatre); Good Grief (Theatre Royal Bath & UK Tour); Tomfoolery (UK tour); Shiverman, Madagascar (Theatre503); A Little Night Music (Budapest / Menier Chocolate Factory); Murder in the Cathedral (Oxford Playhouse / Christ Church Cathedral); Antigone (Southwark Playhouse); Origin of the Species (Arcola); Saturday Night (Arts Theatre); Absurd Person Singular (UK tour); many productions for Frinton Summer Theatre. Forthcoming projects include As You Like It (Creation, Oxford), The Glass Menagerie (Frankfurt), and Round and Round the Garden (Mill at Sonning). Tom was Associate Director of the Peter Hall Company for three years, worked several times as Trevor Nunn's associate director, and worked widely as an assistant director in the West End and regionally. He is currently Associate Director of Theatre503, and is the founder and Artistic Director of Primavera. www.tomlittler.co.uk

Charlotte Conquest - Director The Taming of the Shrew

More to follow!



Watts at Dusk Meet Mr Toad! Friday 5 June 7pm- 8pm

Meet the enigmatic Mr Toad of The Wind in the Willows, in this special evening at Watts Gallery.

As the sun sets on the Surrey Hills enjoy a surprising evening of art, entertainment and the chance to escape from it all after hours at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village. Each evening has its own special theme with music, food and a bar, and the chance to experience exciting performances and get involved with creative workshops for all ages. The Tea Shop will be open late offering a selection of freshly prepared light meals and sweet treats.

For more details see www.wattsgallery.org.uk/whats-on/watts-dusk/


The Taming of the Shrew

11 - 25 July (no perfs Sundays)

Evenings 7.30pm

Saturday Matinees 2.30pm

Running time: 2hrs 30​mins approx. ncluding interval

Box Office and Seating opens from 6.30pm (1.30pm matinees)



£24        Full £24

£20        Concession (Over 60, students, Equity, JSA)

£16        Children under 16

£78        Family (2 full, 2 childen under 16)


Telephone 01483 304384

Box Office open Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm (7pm during show times)

Not open Sundays

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