Post from July, 2013

Our August shows

Monday, 29. July 2013 11:05

We are now half way through our 2013 UK tour. Thank you to everybody who came to see us and gave us such fabulous feedback. Glad you enjoyed the shows and we hope to see you again next year!

The Cast now have a few well-earned days off before we commence our August performances. Whichever venue you chose, please come with family, friends or colleagues for a truly fantastic night out.

Castle Green (above) has recently been transformed into an attractive civic place in the heart of Taunton. We will be performing at Castle Green from Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th August. Tickets are on sale at the Taunton Tourist Information Centre or telephone: 01823 336 344. Alternatively you can book online at www.gbtheatre.com.

Sunday 11th August we will be appearing at the fabulous Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire with a 3pm performance of The Merchant of Venice. See Wilderness Festival website for full details.

We are thrilled to be performing at the magnificent Warwick Castle on Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 August. Located on the rolling banks of the River Avon and surrounded by 60 acres of picturesque landscaped grounds. Tickets are available by telephoning Warwick Castle Box Office on 01926 406 660 or you can book online at www.gbtheatre.com.

From Warwick we move on to York and the Country’s leading agricultural college Askham Bryan College. Located just outside of York and it is easy to reach from York, Harrogate or Leeds. We will be performing both shows from Sun 18 to Tues 20 August. Tickets can be bought at the York Theatre Royal box office, by telephone 01904 623568 or online at www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk and www.gbtheatre.com.

Our final 2013 shows are at the spectacular Arundel Castle (Thurs 22 to Sat 24 August). Performances take place in the beautiful The 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. You can buy tickets at the Castle Ticket Office (inside Mill Road Gate) or by 01903 882173 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). You can also book online.

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Farewell Kentwell!

Sunday, 28. July 2013 11:08

We have had a fabulous weekend performing at Kentwell Hall. The Tudor house and gardens are truly stunning. If you have never been we highly recommend a visit any time of year. Thank you to Patrick and his team, and to the wonderful audiences. Hopefully we will see you again next year!

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After show celebrations at Windsor

Friday, 19. July 2013 11:10

We have just performed two private shows for Andrew Try (right) at his home in Windsor. We were thrilled to have been joined by actors Anna Friel and Rhys Ifans. Anna’s daughter Gracie made her first public performance with us tonight as a fairy in A Midsummer Night’s DreamGroovy!

Photos: Martin Shaw

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Our weekend at Bristol Shakespeare Festival commences

Friday, 12. July 2013 11:11

Our 2013 tour has got off to a fabulous start helped enormously by the wonderful weather. This evening’s performance of The Merchant of Venice has just commenced. It is a huge pleasure to be part of the Bristol Shakespeare Festival with other companies performing different Shakespeare works across the two weeks.

If you are in Bristol, do come with family or friends, bring a picnic, suncream and even something warm to wear in case it goes cooler later in the evening. We have a hugely talented Cast whose hard work (and that of the two show directors) has resulted in two fabulous shows. In the midst of winter, the memory of sitting on Brandon Hill watching Shakespeare’s finest will make the grey days bearable.

Photos: Agnese Freimane at Bristol Shakespeare Festival

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Ticket info for the remaining July shows…

Tuesday, 9. July 2013 11:12

Tonight (Tuesday) we perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Reading School and The Merchant of Venice on Wednesday. Tickets will be available to purchase on the door. Bring your family and friends, picnic, suncream, sunglasses, sunhats and something warm to wear when it goes cooler later in the evening. This is a joint venture between GB Theatre Company and The Reading School to help raise funds for the school.

Thursday we perform The Merchant of Venice at the magnificent Chepstow Castle in Monmouthshire. Friday, Saturday & Sunday and we are again taking part in the Bristol Shakespeare Festival performing at Brandon Hill.

Our final shows in July take place at Kentwell Hall, a magnificent Tudor House at Long Melford in Sussex. It really is the perfect setting for open-air Shakespeare. If you are coming to the evening performances, you might want to try the fabulous ‘Kentwell Suppers‘ (see www.kentwell.co.uk for details).

We would suggest booking now as these shows might sell out! [ BOOK ONLINE ]

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Adieu, adieu Norwich!

Saturday, 6. July 2013 11:15

We have had a fabulous week in Norwich with all shows selling out, wonderful appreciative audiences and lots of coverage in newspapers and on TV & radio. Thank you to everybody who came, to EDP and to the wonderful staff at Norwich Cathedral. We hope to see you again next year especially in William Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary year.

The Cast have a couple of days off now before we perform at Reading School on Tuesday & Wednesday. Thursday we perform The Merchant of Venice at the magnificent Chepstow Castle in Monmouthshire. Friday, Saturday & Sunday and we are again taking part in the Bristol Shakespeare Festival performing at Brandon Hill.

We would suggest booking now as they may sell out! [ BOOK ONLINE ]

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Norwich Cathedral – ticket availability

Tuesday, 2. July 2013 11:17

Demand for tickets for our 2013 shows at Norwich Cathedral have been exceptional. Thursday & Friday’s performances are now SOLD OUT!

Some tickets are available for tonight’s (tuesday) performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merchant of Venice on wednesday evening.

You can book in person at the Norwich Cathedral Shop or telephone 01603 630000 (Theatre Royal Box office), or buy online at www.gbtheatre.com – alternatively you can pay on the Door.

Please come with friends, food & drink is available to purchase or bring your own picnic. Note: Alcohol cannot be brought into the Cathedral Cloister. FULL DETAILS

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