Following in the footsteps of our professionals, the GSC Young Company is a weekly course for 12-18 yr olds. Members devise and rehearse a brand new play inspired by our professional season, to be performed as part of Will's Birthday Bash in April.

Guildford Shakespeare Company is  like a family! The yearly play is really uplifting and the whole group perform so brilliantly it's hard to remember they are not professionals.....yet!

Members of The Young Company performing in Robin Hood

Over the last two years, the company have performed The Tale About Errors (based on The Winter's TaleThe Comedy of Errors & Much Ado About Nothing) and Midsummer in Romona (Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream & The Two Gentlemen of Verona) in St Mary's Church to great acclaim. By intertwining  three different plots, the company created new story twists and characters based on the originals.

The course is led by GSC’s Associate Playwright, Ant Stones (Robin HoodAlice in WonderlandGrimms' Fairy Tales) and Francesca McInally. Each member of the company receives a mentor from the professional company, who provide one-on-one acting sessions. In addition, the company were cast in our professional production of Robin Hood.

The course is split into three phases. Phase 1 will focus on devising the script through practical exercises. Phase 2 will rehearse and improve the completed script, leading to technical and dress rehearsals before the final public performance.

The course is designed so children can join at the beginning of Phase 1 or Phase 2. Auditions will be held if the course becomes over-subscribed.

GSC Young Company meet every Thursday, 5.30pm - 7.30pm, at GSC HQ

Phase 1

Thursday Evenings, 5.30-7.30pm
27 September – 14 December (HT: 25 October; no session)

Phase 2

Thursday Evenings, 5.30-7.30pm
3 January – 4 April (HT: 21 February; no session)

Full Days, 11am-5pm, 
8-11 April (During the Easter Holidays)

Performance Weekend @ Venue TBC
13/14/15 April, exact times TBC (Please keep clear)


Full Course: £700 (if booked before 19 August)
Phase 1 Fee: £250
Phase 2 Fee: £550

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