14 – 30 June 2018

Racks Close, Quarry Street, Guildford
Evenings 7.30pm | Matinees 2.30pm

*Tuesday 19 June 6.30pm*

No Sunday peformances
Running Time 2hrs 05 mins (including interval)

Full £25 | Concession £21 | under 16 £16.50
Family £80 | Preview £18/£15 | Mon standby* £15

(*Students only, subject to availability)

SAVE £5 when booking for BOTH Summer 2018 shows at the same time. Not applicable to Family or Preview tickets

SCHOOLS £15   CLICK FOR FURTHER INFO - Essential Surrey - Guildford Dragon

"Entertaining, exciting and a very enjoyable adventure...the venue is perfect"

British Theatre Guide

"a glorious, fast-paced romp"

Guildford Dragon

"A spirited cast and atmospheric setting"

The Stage


"A truly innovative performance in a fabulous location" Essential Surrey

"More entertaining than the World Cup"

For more production photos visit the Blog

As with all our shows, Robin Hood is definitely for adults as much as it is for children!

Whilst King Richard is away on crusade, Prince John rules in his name and raises taxes. In Nottingham, it falls to the Sheriff to ensure collection. As news spreads that more and more families are being evicted and imprisoned for non-payment, word reaches a small band of outlaws hiding in Sherwood Forest that the Sheriff’s work may not be all that it seems.

Will the outlaws discover the real intentions behind the Sheriff’s plan? Can Robin be the hero everyone needs him to be? Will Lady Marian be forced to marry to the Sheriff? And will Little John ever lose an arm wrestling contest?

Find out (and more!) in our rollicking family adventure written by GSC’s Associate Playwright Ant Stones (Grimms’ Fairy Tales, The Wind in the Willows).

Featuring all the classic characters – Little John, Marian, Scarlett, Friar Tuck – this new play also reaches back into the original folk stories of everyone’s favourite outlaw, for a family adventure not to be missed.

Following the overwhelming response from audiences last summer, we’re very excited to be returning to Racks Close (Guildford’s best-kept secret!) right in the heart of the town. Racks Close is a former chalk quarry, now beautifully overgrown into an idyllic natural amphitheatre. Perfect open-air entertainment for adults, families and children!


SEATING: As usual seating will be provided and unreserved. There will be a promenade element to the show and therefore audiences will not be able to access the main seating area until the performance has started. The venue will be open for picnics from 6.15pm (1.15pm matinees). The Bar and Box Office will be open 45 mins before the start time for you to collect tickets and to purchase refreshments.

ACCESS: Racks Close does not contain any steps/stairs, however being a former chalk quarry there are some steep grassy slopes. Therefore we would recommend that you visit the venue beforehand to check whether it is completely accessible for your particular needs. See a 360 degree view of the performance areas (opens in Google Maps)



At every performance of Robin Hood, we'll be holding collections for the Guildford North Food Bank at every performance, which seeks to provide temporary help for those in the Guildford area who are in need.

See the Blog post for more details and what items are being collected.


Meet your Robin Hood cast (including the GSC Young Company!

GAVIN FOWLER who played Simon in SKY Atlantic's Penny Dreadful Season 1, Puck in Michael Grandage’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (with Sheridan Smith and David Walliams), and Florizel in Lucy Bailey’s RSC The Winter’s Tale)

SALLY CHENG trained at GSA, and has just returned from a season at the RSC, appearing in Twelfth Night (with Adrian Edmonson) and A Christmas Carol.

JAMES SHELDON recently played Jean in Miss Julie at Jermyn Street Theatre (Piccadilly), which earned him his second nominated for 'Best Male Lead' in the Offie Stage Awards.

Meanwhile, regular GSC audiences might recognise:

CHRIS PORTER who returns to the company following recently touring with David Haig’s five-star play Pressure. Since his last outing at GSC, Chris appeared in Kenneth Branagh's Romeo & Juliet and film of Murder on the Orient Express.

PAULA JAMES played Portia in our 2017 5-star Julius Caesar. She has also worked at the Young Vic, Derby and York.

ROBERT MASKELL played the Porter and King Duncan in our 2013 Macbeth. He was also in the Yvonne Arnaud’s Cinderella as Baron Hardup.

The cast is completed by our very own Co-Founder and Actor-Manager SARAH GOBRAN.

Click on their photo to find out who they're playing...(in alphabetical order)


Exclusive! First show photos released

Re-invigorating regional theatre

The legends behind the legend

The GSC Young Company join the main cast

Food Bank Collections

A sneak peek into rehearsals (film)

Writing Robin Hood


Picnic Partner

Interval Bar Partner


Director Richard Neale

Written by Ant Stones

Designer Neil Irish

Original Songs Tom Jack Merivale

Sound Designer Matt Eaton

Choreographer Laura Weston

Fight Director Philip d'Orleans

Vocal Coach Sterre Maier

Assistant Director Indiana Lown-Collins

Assistant Designer Anett Black

Production Manager Chris Wilson

GSC Company Stage Manager Beth Sweeney

Deputy Stage Manager Vicki Jukes

...and joining them are members from our Young Company. Read their blog here

GSC Young Company (centre) with the Robin Hood cast

And if you have a friend or family member in the show, here's the Young Company schedule:

14 June 7.30pm - Dom & Luca

15 June 7.30pm - Willow & Mallie

16 June 2.30pm - Sybil & Molly

16 June 7.30pm - Sybil & Molly

18 June 7.30pm - Sybil & Molly

19 June 6.30pm - Logan & Luca

20 June 7.30pm - Dom & Lucy

21 June 7.30pm - Logan & Luca

22 June 7.30pm - Willow & Mallie

23 June 2.30pm - Willow & Alex

23 June 7.30pm - Sybil & Alex

25 June 7.30pm - Dom & Lucy

26 June 2.30pm - Logan & Luca

27 June 7.30pm - Dom & Lucy

28 June 7.30pm - Willow & Alex

29 June 7.30pm - Sybil & Molly

30 June 7.30pm - Willow & Mallie

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