Sunday, 13. January 2013 14:58
Our 2013 UK tour commences with a Preview show at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s open-air stage The Dell in Stratford-Upon-Avon with a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on June 22 (appropriately Midsummer Day) at 3pm. Being a ‘Preview’ show this is a FREE performance…just turn up at The Dell (at least 15 minutes before the show starts) with your folding chairs or picnic blankets. Come with family and friends and bring a picnic to have a really special afternoon!
Our UK tour proper gets underway in July in the magnificent Cloister in Norwich Cathedral (Tues 2 to Fri 5 July). We always have a fabulous, appreciative audience there and suggest booking now as tickets are selling like hot cakes.
We then return to Reading School (Tues 9 & Weds 10 July) – a joint venture between GB Theatre Company and The Reading School to help raise funds for the school. It is open to everyone and not just pupils and parents. The following night you will find us at Chepstow Castle in Monmouthshire with a performance of The Merchant of Venice (Thurs 11 July).
We are once again taking part in The Bristol Shakespeare Festival appearing at Brandon Hill in Bristol, (Fri 12 to Sun 14 July). Our show directors Louise Hill and Ed Viney, and many in this years Cast trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and will feel at home.
Kentwell Hall in Suffolk is the most magnificent Tudor House and this year’s performances (Thurs 25 to Sun 28 July) will be played in the open air on the Cedar Lawn. This area is within the moat and uses either the mellow red brickwork of the house, or the superb vista of the gardens as some of the most amazing theatrical backcloths you will ever see! Checkout the delicious ‘Kentwell Suppers’ if you are going.
One of the new venues for 2013 is the Castle Green in Taunton (Thurs 8 to Sat 10 August). Castle Green has recently been transformed into an attractive civic place in the heart of Taunton. The following day we will be appearing at the fabulous Wilderness Festival (Sun 11 August) in Oxfordshire with a 3pm performance of The Merchant of Venice.
We are delighted to be returning to the magnificent Warwick Castle (Thurs 15 to Sat 17 August). Warwick Castle is one of Britain’s finest mediaeval landmarks. Located on the rolling banks of the River Avon and surrounded by 60 acres of picturesque landscaped grounds.
Askham Bryan College in York (Sun 18 to Tues 20 August) is one of the country’s leading agricultural college. Located just outside of York and it is easy to reach if you live in York, Harrogate or Leeds.
Our final 2013 shows are at the magnificent Arundel Castle (Thurs 22 to Sat 24 August). Set high on a hill in West Sussex, this great Castle commands the landscape with magnificent views across the South Downs and the River Arun. Built at the end of the 11th Century it has been the family home of the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for over 900 years. Performances take place in the beautiful Collector Earl’s Garden. Hot & cold food and refreshments are available to purchase or bring a picnic and have tea in the grounds before the show.
Our 2013 shows are going to be fabulous – come with family, work colleagues or friends for a fantastic night out. You can now follow us on Twitter – we will bring you reviews, audience comments, the latest news including ticket availability on the day, but be warned, many of these shows will sell out!