23 October – 8 November

"The jewel in Guildford’s theatrical crown”

Autumn 2014 marked the completion of a long-held ambition for GSC: to become a year-round producing company, and our first Autumn season was a very special one.

We were very proud to premier this brand new re-telling of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, devised entirely by the company.

Staged in Guildford’s oldest building, and a place of pilgrimage itself, St Mary’s Church played host to 2180 people, during the run of 20 performances.

Audiences came not only from Guildford and the surrounds, but we met people from Buffalo (upstate New York), Texas, Wisconsin, New Zealand, Finland, Germany, Dublin, Bath, Dundee and Shropshire, who had made their own pilgrimage to Guildford.

Featuring classical Shakespeare, original music, inspiration from 70s sitcoms, audience participation and even a ‘fart operetta’, this was a truly unique way to round off 2014.

“Fabulous entertainment from fart to finish!” Audience member


Philip Benjamin

Bea Holland

Matt Pinches

Lauren Silver

Ben Tolley


Director Abigail Anderson

Designer Dora Schweitzer

Composer/MD Mary McAdam

Lighting Will Evans

Sound Matt Eaton

Puppets Elaine Hartley

Fight Director Philip d’Orléans

Production Manager Tamsin Rose

Deputy Stage Manager Danyal Shafiq

Assistant Stage Manager Beth Sweeney

Photography Mike Eddowes