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Romeo and Juliet – The Holy Trinity Church, Guildford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Charlotte Conquest Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Set within the four echoed, omniscient walls of Surrey’s largest Georgian church called the Holy Trinity, The Guildford Shakespeare Company play out Shakespeare’s most infamous and tragic love story: Romeo and Juliet. Featuring a cast of nine, this tenacious ensemble clearly and with commitment tell a story of rivalry; a bitter ...

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Julius Caesar – Holy Trinity Church, Guildford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gemma Fairlie Reviewer: David Jobson It seems pertinent to produce Julius Caesar in this current political climate. Productions have made many parallels with the Roman leader and previous political regimes. In this new production staged at the Holy Trinity Church, the Guildford Shakespeare Company take the obvious route and set the play in a present day ...

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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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The Wind in the Willows – Guildford Shakespeare Company, Guildford

Authors: Kenneth Graham Writer/Adaptor: Ant Stones Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Bill Avenell What a shame that in this clever adaptation of Kenneth Graham’s classic tale, delivered out doors and promenading through the grounds and woods of Watts Gallery, there is no river. No doubt Health and Safety would have something to say if there had been an actual rather than ...

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Twelfth Night – Guildford Castle. Guildford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Ann Bawtree William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night or What You Will is so well known that this preposterous plot is now perhaps one of the author’s popular comedies and a goodliterary romp. It is extraordinary to think that in the canon of his work the play falls chronologically between the great tragediesHamlet and Troilus ...

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As You Like It – Guildford College of Law, Guildford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tom Littler Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] The elegant surroundings of the gardens of the Guildford College of Law prove an ideal setting for the Guildford Shakespearean Company’s late-Edwardian open air production of As You Like It. Stately buildings, hints of ruins and leafy glades frame this happiest of Shakespearean tales as not even the bitterest of ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest, Guildford Castle Grounds

Author: Oscar Wilde Director: Anna Ledwich Designer: Andrew D Edwards Piano: Mary McAdam Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:5]   “The Importance of Being Earnest” is the Guildford Shakespeare Company’s first departure from an all Shakespeare programme in the course of its eighth season of open air productions. This professional company has a high reputation for bringing first class classical productions to ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Guildford College of Law Gardens, Guildford

Company: Guildford Shakespeare Company Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Charlotte Conquest Reviewer: Jane Pink [rating: 4.5]   In Athens preparations are underway for the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. Among those joining the celebrations are Egeus and his daughter Hermia, whom her father wishes to see married to Demetrius. However Hermia loves Lysander and plans to run away with him before ...

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