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Our 2016 UK Tour commences

Wednesday, 22. June 2016 8:15

Today is the last day of rehearsals and tomorrow our talented Cast leave Bristol and head for Cumbria. The opening shows at Appleby Castle run throughout the weekend (Friday to Sunday) – tickets are still available or you can pay on the door.

The following weekend we perform at the Bristol Shakespeare Festival (Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July) before embarking on our full UK Tour.

2016 cast rehearsals

The photos were taken by one of our incredibly talented actors Annette Chown.


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.


Rehearsals almost over, let’s hit the road!

Monday, 29. June 2015 10:48

Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal

After weeks rehearsing in Bristol, our brilliant Cast are eager to head North and our opening shows in Cumbria. The stunning Appleby Castle awaits and 10 performances over 5 days. We have a great UK tour ahead with shows at The Bristol Shakespeare Festival, Sterts Theatre in Cornwall, Wyndcliffe Sculpture Gardens near Chepstow, Kentwell Hall in Suffolk, the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton (our only indoor shows) and the magnificent Arundel Castle in West Sussex.

We hope you come to see us. Bring friends and a picnic for a really memorable evening. There really is nothing like open-air theatre!

Photos by our stage manager Guy Benedict Jones.



Friday, 26. June 2015 11:03


Our dedicated and hugely talented Cast have been in rehearsals for several weeks, crafting and refining their performances. Both shows are going to be fabulous!

Our grateful thanks to John Redgrave at the Bristol School of Performing Arts for looking after us during rehearsals, to James Helps & Bristol Costume Services and to Jonathan Howell for his fight direction.

Photos by our stage manager Guy Benedict Jones.


Our 2015 Cast

Sunday, 10. May 2015 11:24

2015 cast

It’s always a great thrill to welcome new members to the Cast of GB Theatre Company. This year we are joined by (surnames in alphabetic order) Joseph Black, Alex Gartshore, Jennifer Higham, Vincenzo Pellegrino, Rebecca Wingate and Chris Yapp.

It’s also a huge delight to welcome back some of the incredible actors from previous tours. Anyone who saw last year’s tour will recognise Philippa Howard, Jenny Johns, Madeleine Leslay & Barrie Palmer. The shows are once again directed by the brilliant Ed Viney and our stage manager is Benedict Jones.

You can view their professional biographies on the Cast Profile page.

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The Comedy of Errors at Spinningfields, Manchester

Saturday, 19. July 2014 10:39

4 star review from Manchester Evening News:

“The performance of the night was Mia Keadell‘s unstintingly chirpy Dromio (above), while Jonathan Mulquin (below) also maintained an impressive fever pitch of farcical incredulity as Antiphones of Ephesus.”

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Introducing our 2014 Cast

Tuesday, 20. May 2014 10:45

After weeks of auditions we have selected a fabulous and hugely talented cast. You may recognise a few of the faces from last years tour – it’s fantastic to have Mia Keadell, Alex Gatehouse, Doug McRobbie, Jonathan MulquinBarrie Palmer back with us. New members include Sue Appleby, Joyce Branagh, Philippa Howard, Jenny Johns, Madeleine Leslay, Gareth Tempest and Aonghus Weber.

You can view their professional biographies on the Cast Profile page.

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Photos from Stratford-Upon-Avon preview show

Wednesday, 26. June 2013 14:56

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We had our Preview of A Midsummer Night’s Dream this afternoon at The Dell, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s open-air performance space in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Thank you to everybody who came and to the RSC and their helpful staff. Photos from this performance and previous year’s shows can be viewed on our Gallery page.

Photos copyright of Chris Hopkins.

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Meet the Cast & Directors

Saturday, 18. May 2013 15:01

After several weeks of auditions, show directors Louise Hill (1) and Ed Viney (2) have selected their cast for our 2013 Tour. They are: Martin Bendel (3), Derek Howard (4), Alex Gatehouse (5), Mia Keadell (6), Anil Kumar (7), Joe Marsh (8), Laura Matthews (9), Matt Milburn (10), Jonathan Mulquin (10), Barrie Palmer (12), Matt Christian Reed (13), Rosalind Steele (14) and Doug McRobbie (15). You can read their full biographies on the Cast page.

GB Theatre Company would like to thank all of the incredibly talented actors who auditioned.

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A Great Patron for our Norwich Season

Sunday, 15. July 2012 15:20

Norwich was a huge success. We had audiences of up to 500 per night and got great reviews. Des Barrit joined us on the opening of Shrew and got a huge cheer when David Davies thanked him in a pre-show speech, “Desmond Barrit is our Patron. He was an amazing Falstaff for the Sir Peter Hall Company last year, has just finished playing a knockout Wizard in Wicked on the West End and will be Falstaff for the RSC later this year. He has given interviews on radio and in print for us and we have record numbers this year so you see – one man can make a difference!”. This was met by a huge roar from the crowd. Later he was dragged on stage during the ‘tailor scene’ by a wicked Peter Dineen and he took it in good humour. An amazing actor and a wonderful man – we are very appreciative that he was our patron in Norwich this year. And glad he made it into our review.

“The cast, music and setting married into an excellent trio – and with Desmond Barrit, actor and patron of the Shakespeare Festival pulled on to the stage unexpectedly – it felt all the more charming and tailored to the Norwich audience” – EDP

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