TWELFTH NIGHT

21 JUNE – 7 JULY 2007

 

For our second year we really pushed the envelope, two shows in two venues, over 6 weeks… and it rained almost every day!!!!!

We opened with our first foray to Illyria and Twelfth Night, directed by Sean Aita, at the bandstand in the Castle Gardens. The show saw much of the 2006 cast return, and two of them have since gone on to become husband and wife!

This season also saw us win our second ‘Guildford Life with Style Award for Culture’.

 

 

“I felt transported to the age of strolling players. The enjoyment of [the] children was marvellous. Why does anyone think Shakespeare is difficult? Perhaps that was the tribute to the show.” Audience member

“I have never been a huge Shakespeare fan having studied it at school but not having really understood it much in those days, but last night the play burst into life.” Dave Johns, County Sound Radio

COMPANY

ORSINO Jason Eddy

VALENTINE Samantha Ahern

CURIO/FESTE Trudi Jackson

VIOLA Julie Rose Smith

SEBASTIAN Simon Lee Phillips

CAPTIAN/SIR TOBY BELCH Michael Magnet

ANTONIA/MARIA Sarah Gobran

OLIVIA Roanna Cochrane

SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK Jeremy Worsnip

MALVOLIO Matt Pinches

FABIAN Michael Cole

 

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director Sean Aita

Designer Mic Kemp

Musical Director Mary McAdam

Stage Manager Victoria Hubbard

Front of House Manager Kate Jones

Songs composed by Sean Aita

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

12 – 21 JULY 2007

 

With a 1930s setting, our first Midsummer Night's Dream was also our first visit to the University of Surrey Lake. Russ Tunney returned to direct from 2006, and gave the mechanicals a unique twist in making them all travelling chefs!

Extracts of this show also transferred to the Weald and Downland Open-Air Museum where GSC performed alongside Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and the Nuffield Southampton.

 

“Rarely have I spent a more enjoyable summer’s evening” Farnham Herald

“We went yesterday and had a lovely time. My daughter [three years old] sat quietly and watched the whole thing and today we've been doing a whole MSND scene complete with four sparkly balls for the fairies, Bottom with cotton wool ears and Titania with a pink glitter crown. She's also been coming out with random questions about who did what and why so I know she took a fair amount of it in.” Audience Member

COMPANY

THESEUS/OBERON/FRANCIS FLUTE Michael Magnet

HIPPOLYTA/TITANIA Sarah Gobran

EGEUS/PETER QUINCE Jeremy Worsnip

HERMIA Samantha Ahern

LYSANDER Jason Eddy

DEMETRIUS Simon Lee Phillips

HELENA Roanna Cochrane

PUCK Trudi Jackson

PEASEBLOSSOM Julie Rose Smith

NICK BOTTOM Matt Pinches

SNUG Michael Cole

 

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director Russ Tunney

Designer Mic Kemp

Stage Manager Victoria Hubbard

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