13 - 29 June 2019
Bandstand, Guildford Castle Gardens
Mondays - Saturdays
No Performances Sundays
Running Time approx. 2 hrs 30 mins (including interval)
General Booking 30 April 10am
Priority Booking 23 April 10am
Full £26 | Concessions £23 | Under 16s £16.50
Family £78 | Student standby £15
Preview 13 June £18 (all adult tickets)
Schools £15 per pupil Contact Education
GROUPS Buy 10 tickets get 11th free!
"The most perfect comedy ever written" The Guardian
A shipwreck, a set of twins and the most famous pair of yellow stockings in history take centre stage in Shakespeare’s sublime comedy.
Hilarious and heart-breaking, Twelfth Night follows the fortunes of Viola, who, washed up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a boy to seek employment. Sent to woo the Lady Olivia by Duke Orsino, it soon becomes clear that Viola’s disguise may just be a little too good… READ THE SYNOPSIS
Featuring some of Shakespeare’s most beautiful songs and best-loved characters, (Sir Toby Belch, Andrew Aguecheek, Malvolio), this brand-new production, directed by Charlotte Conquest (The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew), transports the eccentric world of Illyria a the sunny British seaside of the 1950s.
As the warmth of a midsummer dusk descends, expect fabulous music, elegant poetry and brilliantly staged comedy right in the heart of Guildford.
We're very proud to unveil our Twelfth Night Cast and Creative Team!
Where might you have seen them before?
Emma was in our 2017 Summer Season and The Legend of King Arthur; James played The Bastard in our recent staged reading of King John; Rosalind played Emilia in Othello (2014) and Goneril in King Lear (2015); Alex appeared as The Mad Hatter in our original Alice in Wonderland (2015) as well as both shows in Summer 2009 and 2012. The eagle-eyed amongst you might recognise Isaac from this year's Sonnet Walks. Tom has worked extensively with Storyhouse Theatre in Chester and Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, and we're delighted be working with Francesca in her first professional job since graduating from GSA this year. Sarah and Matt are GSC's Co-Founders and Actor-Managers. The Company's full biographies will be in the 32-page Souvenir Programmes available at every show.
Adaptor & Director Charlotte Conquest
Set & Costume Designer Neil Irish
Sound Designer Matt Eaton
Original Music Composed by Peter Lole
Associate Designer Anett Black
Assistant Director Indiana Lown Collins
Fight Director Philip d'Orleans
Choreographer Chris Whittaker
GSC Resident Company Manager Beth Mann
Production Manger Chris Wilson
Deputy Stage Manager Elaine Yeung
"If music be the food of love, play on"
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon 'em"
"What country, friends, is this?"
"Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage."
"If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction."
Relive our 2014 production GO TO ARCHIVE
"If you've missed out on this production then you've denied yourself an absolute treat."