2020 PROGRAMME

“Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.”

Our 2020 programme combines the familiar with the new: mixing brand new venues and plays with some of our favourite places and characters!

 

MACBETH 8 - 29 February

We'll be opening our 14th year with Shakespeare's super-charged thriller.


GSC YOUNG COMPANY 19-20 April

Our super-talented young company present their 4th public performance, devised and performed by them!


TROILUS AND CRESSIDA 23 April

On Shakespeare's birthday we celebrate with a staged reading of this epic love-story set amidst the seventh year of the Trojan War. Love and betrayal are the centre of this rarely seen play from 1602.


SONNET WALK WEEKEND IX 25-26 April

Our sonneteers take the streets once again for this much-loved annual event.


SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER 11 - 27 June

In June we'll back in the beautiful Guildford Castle Gardens with Oliver Goldsmith's sublime Georgian romantic romp.

First performed in 1773, She Stoops to Conquer takes place over the course of a single night, when a young buck called Marlow is led to believe that his prospective bride's rural family home (a family he has never met by the way), is in fact a country inn! Full of ludicrous mischief, misunderstandings and a gallery of outrageous characters, She Stoops to Conquer promises a glorious evening of fun and laughter.


AS YOU LIKE IT 10 - 25 July

Arguably Shakespeare’s happiest play, As You Like It will be staged at a brand new GSC venue, Gosden House in Bramley.

When Rosalind is banished by her usurping uncle, she seeks sanctuary in the Forest of Arden. Here, disguised as boy, not only does she meet the man of her dreams but also finds herself match-maker to three wedding couples. The beautiful walled garden and orchards of Gosden House will provide the perfect backdrop for Shakespeare's enchanting Forest Arden. Join them for a celebration of human nature’s desire to forgive and forget, to love and to laugh.


AUTUMN TBA

We're still putting the finishing touches to your final show of 2020, and as soon as we know, you'll know!

While you're here...

With reserved best-in-the-house seats, make sure you don't miss a moment in 2020 with a GSC Annual Pass!


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The Play's the Thing: Our FREE secondary schools' tour returns

Spirit of Youth: our inter-generational project


Individual plays' web-pages will be live in the coming weeks

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