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Henry V: "Phenomenal. Must-see Open Air Theatre"


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14-26 July ~ Guildford Cathedral Grounds

Directed by Caroline Devlin ~ Design Co-ordinator Anett Black

Lighting/Projection Designer Declan Randall

Evenings 7.45pm ~ Matinees 2.00pm

A celebration of the power of theatre, imagination and the English language, Henry V is a sweeping story of victory over adversity. Renowned for their fresh and vibrant re-telling of Shakespeare's plays, Guildford Shakespeare will for the first time make use of dramatic outdoor lighting to place this iconic building centre stage. Director Caroline Devlin reunites with lighting designer Declan Randall (Othello, Macbeth) to stage Shakespeare’s rousing hymn to England like never before.

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12 - 28 June ~ Guildford Castle Gardens

Directed by Tom Littler ~ Designed by Neil Irish

Original music composed by Mary McAdam

Evenings 7.30pm


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A violent shipwreck separates a young girl from her twin brother. Disguising herself as a man, Viola finds employment in the service of the island’s Duke, but when asked to woo a local Lady on his behalf, it soon becomes clear that her disguise is a little too convincing! Wine flows, songs abound and yellow stockings are the order of the day in Shakespeare’s sublime comic masterpiece of mistaken identity.

Amidst the leafy surroundings of Guildford Castle Gardens, some of Shakespeare’s best-loved characters – Sir Toby Belch, Malvolio, Viola, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek – combine with some of his most enduring poetry in our new production of Twelfth Night.



Here they are... your Summer 2014 cast...

James Camp

Valentine / Sebastian

Richard Galazka

Sir Andrew Aguecheek

Henry V / Hostess

Sarah Gobran


Alex Hooper

Curio / Antonio

Richard Keightley


Morgan Philpot


Westmoreland / King of France

Matt Pinches


Dauphin / Fluellen

Chris Porter

Sir Toby Belch

Exeter / Pistol

Rhiannon Sommers


Emily Tucker


Katherine / Constable



The five actors in Henry V play 30 parts between them; key roles are listed here.





...and if you see them in Guildford over the next few weeks, do stop and say hello!


New to the team this summer is Richard Galazka and Emily Tucker, whilst James Camp and Alex Hooper join us as part of our Apprenticeship scheme with GSA.

We're also delighted to welcome back a number of familiar faces: Chris Porter (most recently Iago in February’s Othello); Morgan Philpott (Master Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor in 2012); Rhiannon Sommers (Rosalind in last summer’s As You Like It); and Richard Keightley (Algy in last summer’s Earnest) will be putting cucumber sandwiches and muffins to one side this summer!

Creative Teams

Twelfth Night

We're thrilled to welcome back the same team behind last summer's beautiful 5-star As You Like It for our 21st show: Director Tom Littler; Designer Neil Irish (Othello, Richard III, Merchant, Dream, Two Gents); whilst Resident Composer Mary McAdam (Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado, Love's Labour's Lost, Two Gents, Merchant, Dream) will be writing original music for the songs..

Henry V

Director Caroline Devlin returns to GSC for her 6th show with us after Othello, Macbeth, Richard III, Merry Wives and Hamlet) and is joined by Design Co-ordinator Anett Black following her work on Othello. Lighting Designer Declan Randall makes his open-air debut with us following the awesome lighting designs for Richard III, Macbeth and Othello. He's joined by regular sound designing genius Matt Eaton.

Stage Management

New faces behind the scenes, keeping us all on the straight and narrow, will be Production Manager Colin Newton and Deputy Stage Manager Christine Hollinshead. The wonderfully resourceful and ever-happy Kate Thompson joins us again as Assistant Stage Manager.

The fabulous Kerry Elkins will be audio-describing Twelfth Night, and the brilliant GSC Volunteers will be in place to welcome you once again.



Make sure your troops are well provisioned this summer and treat yourselves to a lovely picnic from our friends at The Refectory and enhance your victory at Agincourt!

There are 3 levels of hamper:

  • a simple hamper with bar snacks (crisps, nuts, olives etc) @ £7.50 pp
  • a more traditional sandwich based hamper for £9.50 pp
  • a connoisseur hamper with cheeses, meats, salads etc for £12.50 pp


To order your Hamper and for more details call The Refectory on 01483 560471 or visit www.guildfordrefectory.co.uk

NB Hampers are NOT supplied by GSC; not available for Twelfth Night.



Dates, Times & Ticket Prices

Summer 2014 Public Booking Opens 18 April (Phone only - online 29 April, 2pm)

Friends Priority Booking opens Monday 14 April - by phone only 01483 304384

Twelfth Night

12 - 28 June

Evenings 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 30mins

(approx. including interval)

Henry V

14 - 26 July

Evenings 7.45pm, Sat Mats 2pm

Running time 2hrs 30mins

(approx. including interval)



£21.00 Full Price

£17.50 Concessions (Over 60, under 16, Equity, NUS, Jobseekers, registered disabled)

£16.50 Matinees

£12.00 Previews

£65.00 Family (2 adults, 2 children under 16)

Special Offers

Save £5 when booking for both Twelfth Night and Henry V at the same time

             (T&Cs apply £5 discount does not apply to Matinees and Previews)

Groups: Buy 10 tickets, get 11th FREE

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