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First performance

Saturday, 25. June 2016 9:38

School children at Appleby Castle

We had almost 300 school children see the first performance of Romeo & Juliet at Appleby Castle on friday afternoon.

Romeo and Juliet at Appleby Castle

Joseph Passafaro as Mercutio

Romeo and Juliet at Appleby Castle

Nick Wymer as Friar Laurence

Romeo and Juliet at Appleby Castle

Nicola Taggart as Lady Capulet

Romeo and Juliet at Appleby Castle

Greg Shewring as Romeo and Annette Chown as Nurse

Romeo and Juliet at Appleby Castle

Mollie Fyfe Taylor as Juliet


Twelfth Night at Appleby Castle

Saturday, 4. July 2015 7:44

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Suncream & ice lollies were essential for Friday afternoon performance of Twelfth Night. You can see us at Appleby Castle for the next 3 days before we head off to the Bristol Shakespeare Festival.


First performances of 2015

Thursday, 2. July 2015 21:21






Our first performances commenced today. It was great to see so many school children at Appleby Castle to see Much Ado About Nothing. Many of the children had taken part in the Actor’s Workshop earlier in the morning. Hopefully we will have fired a lifelong interest in History, Literature and Drama!

If you are anywhere near Cumbria please come see the shows and this fabulous Castle. Final shows at Appleby Castle are on Monday 6th July.

Photos by Chris Hopkins.


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The Comedy of Errors at Appleby Castle

Friday, 8. August 2014 10:36

Our first evening at Appleby Castle was terrific! A large audience brought picnics (or bought Shakespeare burgers) and enjoyed the evening sun before the show. A special thank you to the many volunteers from 1st Appleby-in-Westmorland Scout Group who assisted the Castle staff on the car parks. We will add more photos from the show on our Gallery page in the next few days.

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2014 a very special year for Shakespeare lovers

Thursday, 6. February 2014 10:51

2014 will mark the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth and our 5th year as a touring theatre company. To celebrate we have chosen to perform Shakespeare’s classic farcical comedy The Comedy of Errors and his greatest tragedy Macbeth.

Both plays will be directed by Ed Viney who last year directed the highly successful A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Our fight director, Dan Styles has assured us of some amazing sword and fight sequences.

We are thrilled to be returning to Reading School, Kentwell Hall, Windsor, Arundel Castle, Taunton, Chepstow, Bristol and York.

Some exciting new venues will be announced shortly!

Actors wishing to audition can send their CV’s and a headshot photo to: GB Theatre Company Ltd, 17 Boileau Road, Barnes, London SW13 9BJ. Auditions will take place in the early spring and our 2014 cast will then be announced.


Arundel Castle almost sold out – book now!

Friday, 16. August 2013 11:03

Next weeks performances at Arundel Castle have almost sold out. We do advise booking immediately especially for Friday (The Merchant of Venice) or Saturday (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)! There are more tickets for Thursday’s performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream but again that evening may also sell out.

You can book in person at Arundel Castle Ticket Office (inside Mill Road Gate) or telephone 01903 882173 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). Alternatively, you can still book online – however, this online facility may close in the next few hours.

These shows are the final performances in our 2013 Tour. Bring your family and friends for a wonderful evening. Gates to the Castle Grounds open at 5.30pm, so plenty of time to have a drink or meal before the show. Hog Roast and Hot & Cold Drinks (licensed) available for purchase during the interval as well.

The Collector Earl’s Garden opens at 6.30pm so you can choose your seat if you get there early.

UPDATE (MONDAY): Tickets for thursday’s performance are still available online, however Friday & Saturday performances are almost sold out – visit Arundel Castle Box Office or telephone 01903 882173 for availability.

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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

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

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 and

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.