GSC have been producing theatre in Guildford for almost 14 years, but this autumn will be the first time we have taken one of our full production into London.
We've been working with London’s leading Off-West End theatre Jermyn Street Theatre (JST) for the last year on All's Well That Ends Well, which will also be our first co-production.
It is directed by JST’s Artistic Director TOM LITTLER. We've known Tom along time. His first show with us was 2013's As You Like It at the University of Law. Following this, he created an elegant Twelfth Night in 2014 in the Castle Gardens, and magical The Wind In The Willows at Watts Gallery in 2015. Our 10th Anniversary, and 30th production, Much Ado About Nothing, was also directed by Tom, as was last year's acclaimed Love’s Labour’s Lost.
After a degree in English at Oxford University, Tom assisted widely in the West End and regionally. He was Associate Director of the Peter Hall Company for three years, and worked four times as Trevor Nunn’s associate. He founded the theatre company Primavera, and was its Artistic Director for over ten years. Tom has worked extensively in the UK and abroad and has won numerous Critic’s Circle Awards and OffWestEnd nominations, including Best Director (seven times), Best Production (four times).
In 2017 he became the Artistic Director and Executive Producer of Jermyn Street Theatre, which this year is celebrating its 25th anniversary in the heart of London’s West End.
Since becoming a producing house once again under Tom's directorship, JST has forged partnerships with theatres in New York, Munich, Frankfurt, Newbury, Oxford, Cumbria and York, producing over fifteen world premieres alongside several rediscoveries.
Needless to say, we're thrilled to be working Tom again and to be sharing All's Well That Ends Well with a wider audience in London:
GSC Producer, SARAH GOBRAN: “This is a beautiful, magical story with one of Shakespeare’s great female leads driving the story. We’re thrilled to be working on this play with the wonderful team at Jermyn Street Theatre. The opportunity to take our work to a wider audience for the first time, and at such a prestigious venue, is incredibly exciting. To spread not only the word of GSC, but also that unique, imaginative theatre experiences are produced in our smaller towns is really important. It’s collaborations like this that enable theatre, and its audiences, to thrive.”
Jermyn Street Theatre Artistic Director, TOM LITTLER: "I'm delighted to announce this wonderful cast for one of my favourite Shakespeare plays. It's the first time in over a decade that we've been able to stage Shakespeare at Jermyn Street Theatre, and it's a pleasure to co-produce with the enterprising and brilliant Guildford Shakespeare Company."