THY ETERNAL SUMMER 2020
27 - 31 AUGUST & 4 - 5 SEPTEMBER 2020
COVID-19 may have scuppered a lot of things in 2020, including our annual open-air season, but we were thrilled to create a brand-new outdoor show across the Bank Holiday Weekend.
THY ETERNAL SUMMER was a celebration of Shakespeare, community and the joy of sharing a live theatre experience once again. The show, whose title comes from Sonnet 18 (go on, look it up), featured some of Shakespeare’s best-loved scenes and sonnets from plays including amongst others Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing.
Working with Guildford Borough Council, we were given special permission to stage this pilot event across three venues in the centre of town, attended by over 800 people.
"All my best Shakespeare moments together with some of my very favourite actors - what more could I want." Audience Member
"One of my happiest moments in the last six months." Audience Member
Conceived by Matt & Sarah
Directed by Matt Pinches
CSM Beth Sweeney
FOH Manager Eli Murton
Huge thanks to all the volunteer stewards who helped make this possible