MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
16 June – 2 July 2011
“GSC bring out the sunshine...lively, occasionally poignant and often laugh-out-loud funny; it is absolutely not to be missed!"
What better way to celebrate our 5th anniversary than with the play that started it all off, Much Ado About Nothing.
Co-Founders Matt and Sarah re-prised their roles of Beatrice and Benedick, amidst an early 20th century summer fete. Punch and Judy, Coconut Shy, Skittles and visiting local Morris Dancers created an immersive ‘roll-up’ festival atmosphere for our audiences.
“Guildford Shakespeare Company yet again proves itself one of the strongest, most consistent companies operating in and around London.” Playshakespeare.com
“A visual feast. Not a dull moment from start to finish! It was like being carried along on the crest of a wave.” Audience member
DON PEDRO Damian Davis
BENEDICK Matt Pinches
CLAUDIO James Loye
DON JOHN Andy Cryer
BORACHIO/FRIAR FRANCIS Rhys King
LEONATO James Sobol-Kelly
HERO Ellie Beaven
MARGARET/VERGES Rachel Donovan
BEATRICE Sarah Gobran
DOGBERRY Andy Carr
Other members of the Watch and messengers played by the Company.
Director Hannah Chissick
Designer Susannah Henry
Musical Director Mary McAdam
Choreographer Nick Winston
Verse & Vocal Coach Sarah Stephenson
Company Stage Manager Kerrie Driscoll
Deputy Stage Manager Beth Sweeney