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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.

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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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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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Romeo & Juliet at Bristol

Sunday, 3. July 2011 15:46

Photos: Chris Hopkins [ More photos ]

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Review: Romeo & Juliet at Bristol

Sunday, 3. July 2011 15:45

The performance itself was polished through and through, perfectly capturing the angst of the young lovers and the depth of hatred between their two families that gives the tale its foundations.

The lustful bawdiness of Romeo’s young friends danced across the stage ahead of the heartbroken melancholy of the tragic couple, and Gabriel Thomson and Lucy Wray perfectly infused Romeo and Juliet with the conflicting emotions at the centre of their woe.

The lusty, thrusting humour of the dazzling Mercutio (Joel Sams) was tempered beautifully by the torn Benvolio (Oliver Cudbill), and the strength of the ensemble cast set Blaise Castle alight with Shakespeare’s 400-year-old words, giving them new life.

“The finest place in England”? On an night like that, who would question it. 9/10
Dominic Harris, Bristol Evening Post

Photo: Chris Hopkins

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Interview with Gabriel Thomson

Tuesday, 21. June 2011 15:47

With just a week before our opening show at Blaise Castle, there is an interview with Gabriel Thomson by Natalie Hale in the Bristol Evening News. [ read ]

Tickets are still available for each performance – Thursday 30th June to Saturday 2nd July. [ info ]

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