GB Theatre Company News

Rehearsals almost over, let’s hit the road!

Monday, 29. June 2015 10:48 | Author:

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 | Author:


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 | Author:

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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2015 shows

Sunday, 1. March 2015 10:29 | Author:

We can now announce that GB Theatre Company will be performing two of William Shakespeare’s finest comedies – Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing.

2015 tour poster

We are busy contacting potential venues around the UK and overseas. If you have a suitable open-air venue please contact Barrie Palmer on 07974 790675.

Casting will take place early in the Spring and tour details will be announced here first.

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Macbeth at Arundel Castle

Monday, 25. August 2014 10:31 | Author:

Our 2014 tour has finished with a fabulous weekend at Arundel Castle. Thank you to the Duke of Norfolk, to Castle Manager Bryan McDonald and all the Castle staff who made us so welcome. Finally, a special thank you to our audiences around the country. We will be back in 2015 – details will be announced here!

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The Comedy of Errors at York

Sunday, 10. August 2014 10:34 | Author:

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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The Comedy of Errors at Appleby Castle

Friday, 8. August 2014 10:36 | Author:

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.


Macbeth in Manchester

Monday, 21. July 2014 10:37 | Author:

After a fabulous weekend performing in Manchester, our thoughts turn to next weekend’s shows at the magnificent Tudor house Kentwell Hall. Tickets are still available from

NOTE: See our Gallery page for more photographs from both shows and from previous tours. We will be adding further images throughout the tour.

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First night in Manchester

Saturday, 19. July 2014 10:41 | Author:

More first night in Manchester photos will be added later today.


The Comedy of Errors at Spinningfields, Manchester

Saturday, 19. July 2014 10:39 | Author:

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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