WILL'S BIRTHDAY BASH

19 - 26 April 2020

Join us for our annual celebrations to marking William Shakespeare’s birthday!

 

Priority Booking opens 10 March
General Booking opens 17 March

£10 GSC Young Company
£15 Troilus & Cressida (staged reading)
£16 Sonnet Walks

SONNET WALK WEEKEND IX 25 & 26 April 

Relive the actors, and their pieces, who featured in the 2019 weekend

"If that wasn’t the most Bardtastic Five Star production set in the beauty of the historic house and the green and blossom filled gardens of West Horsley Place I’ll eat my copy of The Complete Works of Shakespeare" Walker 2018

See more photos from the 2018 Sonnet Walk Weekend

Our ever-popular Sonnet Walk Weekend return for another magical mystery walking-tour where you’ll encounter Shakespeare and his characters in the least likely of places.

What is a Sonnet Walk?

2020 marks the 9th year of the walks and all details are still under wraps, but you can be confident this will be an experience not to miss!

Previous venues have included West Horsley Place, Stoke Park, and River Wey Navigations, as well a plethora of sites all over Guildford Town Centre.

Discover more on the GSC Blog:

Shakespeare Returns ~ "Scorn not the sonnet" - read a sonnet this birthday weekendSonnet Walk 2018 (video)

Dates:   Saturday 25 & Sunday 27 April

Times:  FIRST WALK: 12:00 ~ LAST WALK 15:45 (no walk at 14:00). There are 14 walks each day - each walk lasts approx. 60 mins and are every 15 minutes

Venue:  The starting point will be revealed in due course

TROILUS & CRESSIDA - STAGED READING

"The end crowns all,
And that old common arbitrator, Time,
Will one day end it." (Hector, Act 4 Scene 5)

A brilliant combination of Homer's The Illiad and Geoffrey Chaucer's Troylus and Criseyde, Shakespeare's 1603 play is passionate story of love and betrayal.

It is the seventh year of the war between Greece and Troy, sparked by Greek Helena's elopement with Troy's Paris.  The war is at stalemate, and into this comes Troilus, a Trojan soldier in love with Cressida, daughter of Calchus, a Trojan who has defected to the Greek army. After spending just one night together, the pair are separated when she is ordered to join her father in Greek army in return for a Trojan prisoner. Almost immediately Cressida betrays Troilus by becoming the lover of the Grecian Diomedes. As the Seige of Troy begins once more, Achilles kills Hector and Troilus, fuelled with anger, sets out on revenge... 

Date:     Thursday 23 April (Will's Birthday!)

Time:    7.30pm

Venue:  TBA


GSC YOUNG COMPANY present 'MEASURE THE MERRY NIGHT'

That was the most inspiring evening” Audience member 2017

They're back! Our flagship youth theatre, the GSC YOUNG COMPANY present their annual public performance.

Devised, written and performed by our group of 12 – 18 year old aspiring actors, the performance is based on the three plays GSC staged in 2019, Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night, and Merry Wives.

The company have been working on the play since September, which cleverly intertwines story lines from all three plays, and includes new characters inspired by the originals.

Read the interview from last year's cast

Dates:     Sunday 19 & Monday 20 April 

Time:    7.30pm

Venue: TBA

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