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The Comedy of Errors at York

Sunday, 10. August 2014 10:34

Askham Bryan College provided a great setting for The Comedy of Errors last night. Thank you to everybody who came. Tonight, Macbeth!

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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.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream at York

Monday, 19. August 2013 10:58

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Our Cast arrived in York from Warwick at lunchtime and performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Sadly the evening show had to be cancelled. We apologise to those that had bought tickets and hope you can come along to Monday & Tuesday’s performances. Here are the first photos from York and more will be added in the Gallery pages shortly.

Photos copyright of Chris Hopkins.

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The York shows

Saturday, 17. August 2013 11:00

We have two shows tomorrow (Sunday 18th August) at Askham Bryan College near York, followed by one on Monday and the final show on Tuesday. The College is located just outside the York Ring Road, and easy to reach if traveling from Leeds, Wetherby or Harrogate.

Sunday 18th August 4pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sunday 18th August 8pm – The Merchant of Venice
Monday 19th August 7.30pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tuesday 20th August 7.30pm – The Merchant of Venice

Tickets will be able to on the night, however it is cheaper to book in advance – see website for booking options.

Seating is NOT provided – please bring your own folding chairs or picnic blankets. Picnics are welcome and range of hot and cold refreshments and a licensed bar will be available. The BBC are forecasting good weather for all 3 days, however it wise to bring warm clothing and waterproofs just in case.

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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.