Post from August, 2011

Thank you!

Wednesday, 31. August 2011 17:16

On behalf of GB Theatre Company, many thanks to our cast members, directors, crew, the venue organisers and the several thousand audience members that made this, our inaugural Summer Tour such an incredible success. We drew new audiences, glowing reviews and genuine excitement from our many venues.

We look forward to announcing our 2011 Summer Shakespeare Season and are busily re-reading some of The Bards best loved romantic comedies and even a romantic tragedy. We will announce the Season soon.

If you are a venue organiser and would like to be visited by GB Theatre Company, please get in touch by following the contact details on the contact page. We would love to hear from you.

Once again, on behalf of the management team of GB Theatre Company, thank you to everyone who helped make our 2010 Tour such a phenomenal success!

GB Theatre Company

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Review of Twelfth Night at Arundel Castle

Wednesday, 31. August 2011 15:35

Excellent review by Gary Shipton in the West Sussex Gazette:

Chris Porter’s formidable and mesmerising portrayal of Malvolio will ensure that once again GB Theatre Company’s production is as memorable as it is hilariously entertaining. Chris’s was a visual rendition worthy of Rowan Atkinson at his best.
I have gone on record at previous Arundel Festival’s saying that GB has reinvigorated Shakespeare’s works like no other modern touring company. Everything in this production confirmed that view.
GB has the skill to discern the visual comedy and extract it from the dialogue – ensuring that even those who considered Shakespeare a dusty postscript in the literary archive are awakened to the enormous fun that his writing contains.
David Davies is the company manager but also, as ever, brings enormous energy and vitality to the whole proceedings.
In this great pursuit he is most ably supported by the likes of Oliver Cudbill, Suzannah Hampton, Philip Scott-Wallace, Lucy Wray, Mark Carlisle, and Sioned Jones. Special praise for stage manager Martin Hutchinson who stepped so worthily into the role of Sir Andrew Aguecheek following illness within the company.
[ Full review ] Photo: Romeo & Juliet at Arundel Castle by Martin Duncan

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Cast changes for Arundel Castle shows

Friday, 19. August 2011 15:36

We are delighted that Actor/Musician Andy Mathys will join us and play violin for us at Arundel Castle. Audiences will remember his hilarious Slender and whimsical Amiens from last years productions of Merry Wives of Windsor and As You Like It. Since last season with GB, Andy has been very fortunate to be touring internationally playing Freddy in a production of Pygmalion, visiting 25 countries, and is delighted to return to GB for Arundel! He remembers last season fondly and is pleased to be back at such an excellent venue.

Our Company Manager David Davies will continue in the role of Mercutio after taking it over in London. He relishes the opportunity to swash buckle at Arundel. Martin Hutchinson proves to be very humorous in the role of Sir Andrew in Twelfth Night which he took over in London.

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Musical skills

Friday, 5. August 2011 15:36

GB Theatre Company would like to thank Emma Darlow for joining them at the Victoria Embankment Gardens in London on Wed 3rd and Sat 6th adding her musical skills to Romeo and Juliet.
Emma started playing the violin aged four. Having trained classically she became a member of the Haringey Youth Orchestra, with whom she toured to South Africa. She later joined the London School Symphony Orchestra (LSSO), touring with them to France and Japan and performing in their regular concerts at the Barbican. Whilst never intending to play violin professionally she has found it hard to put down, becoming part of the gypsy-folk band The Fircones with Brigit Forsyth last year, and recording and gigging with them ever since. She will start an MA in Acting at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts this September.

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August shows

Monday, 1. August 2011 15:37

Wednesday sees the opening of our first shows in the heart of London (Victoria Embankment Gardens – Wednesday 3rd to Saturday 6th August 2011). Tickets are on sale at Charing Cross Theatre Box Office, telephone 0207 478 0170 or book online at Tickets are £18 or £12 for concessions (no concessions on friday or saturday nights). Tickets will also be available on the night at the venue.

Our tour finishes at the spectacular Arundel Castle (Thursday 25th, Friday 26th & Saturday 27th August) in West Sussex. Tickets are £25 or £15 for under 16’s, available at the Arundel Castle Ticket Office (10am-4pm) inside Mill Road Gate, by telephone 01903 882173 (9am-5pm) or book online.

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