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2016: Our 10th Anniversary Year "New Beginnings"

8 - 27 February 2016

Holy Trinity Church, Guildford High Street

Directed by Caroline Devlin | Designed by Neil Irish | Sound by Matt Eaton

When Leontes, King of Sicilia, accuses his wife of being unfaithful with his childhood friend, the King of Bohemia, he sets in motion a chain of terrible events that destroys everything he holds dear.

 It is only the tender actions of an old man, and the redemptive power of Time, which afford any hope that all may not be completely lost.

"It is required you do awake your faith"

A beautiful, captivating fable of contrasts, The Winter's Tale spans 16 years, taking its audience from dark tragedy to bright new hope. From the power and majesty of Victorian England to the vibrancy and colour of India, we invite you to join us on this enchanting journey of rediscovery and redemption. Shakespeare's great, late play features one of the most truly magical moments in theatre, and possibly the most famous of stage directions: "Exit pursued by a bear".

Caroline Devlin returns to direct following her triumphs with King Lear, Othello and Macbeth

The Winter’s Tale kicks off our 2016 celebration theme of “New Beginnings” in our 10th Anniversary Year


Our friends at The Keep Pub (opposite the Castle) are offering our ticket holders 20% off food + a FREE Fever Tree tonic with any gin purchased!

Britten’s (50m from Holy Trinity on Sydenham Rd) are offering GSC ticket holders a 20% discount on their A la Carte menu Tuesday through to Friday! (does not include drinks). Please see Britten's www for details.



The Winter's Tale Cast (in alphabetical order)

Tracy Brabin


Selma Brook


Shamir Dawood


Sarah Gobran


Imran Momen


Robert Mountford


Matt Pinches

Camillo / Cleomenes

Chris Porter

Antigonus / Autolycus

Harmage Singh Kalirai

Old Shepherd

Gideon Turner


Shalini Bhalla

Choreographer / Dancer

Heidi Harris



The role of Mamillius, son of Leontes will be shared by Luca, Logan and Vincent

Creative Team

Caroline Devlin       Director

Neil Irish                 Designer

Anett Black            Assistant Designer

Matt Eaton            Sound Designer

Petr Vocka             Lighting Designer

Shalini Bhalla         Choreographer/Dancer

Katie Hardwick       Aerial Choreogapher

Tamsin Rose           Production Manager

Elaine Yeung          Company Stage Manager

Niki Buys                Stage Manager

Daudie Brown        Chaperones

Donna Hillman       


Sarah Gobran         Producers

Matt Pinches  

David Burns PR      Publicity Agent

Eli Murton              Front of House Manager


Shakespeare's Homecoming this event has finished

Wed 20 Jan, 7pm St Mary's Church

The Winter’s Tale can be viewed as a turning point in Shakespeare’s life as he began to look back to Stratford and the call to home. Reconciliation and forgiveness, themes that pervade Shakespeare’s final plays, are at the heart of this story.

As rehearsals get underway for the main show, GSC's Matt Pinches presents this introduction to the play and asks the question whether this is was the momont he began thinking of retirement from the theatre world...

Tickets £6 Book Here

Holy Trinity Big Appeal Supper

Sat 13 Feb, 5.30pm Trinity Centre

Everyone coming to the Winter’s Tale production on Saturday 13th February is invited to buy tickets for a 3-course supper in the Trinity Centre at 5.30 pm. The profits from this event will be donated to the Holy Trinity Big Appeal, which is necessary to restore the church after it was damaged by water and the roof was found to be leaking. For more details see www.htsmguildford.org.uk

To request tickets, please send an email to barlowfam@btinternet.com. Numbers are limited to 48. Tickets £25


On Stage Post Show Discussion

Thurs 18 Feb, after the evening performance

Stay behind after the performance to hear the cast talk about the show, the characters and ask those burning questions.


Study Workshop

Wed 24 Feb, 1pm

See Education for details

Audio Described Performance

Sat 27 Feb, 2.30pm

Our resident Audio Describer Kerry Elkins returns to provide an audio commentary of the performance for the blind and visually impaired, using infra-red headsets.

FREE with a matinee ticket.

FREE Touch Tour at 1.15pm



8 - 27 February (Monday - Saturday, no perfs Sundays)

Preview 8 February

Press Night 10 February

Audio Described 27 February (2.30pm)


Evenings 7.30pm

Wednesday & Saturday Matinees 2.30pm (no Weds mat 10 Feb)


£25 Full

£21 Concession (Over 60, students, Equity members, Jobseekers)

£16.50 Children under 16

£80 Family (2 full, 2 children)

£18 all Wednesday matinees (all tickets)

£18 Preview Monday 8 February (all tickets)

£15 Monday Student stand-by (20 available from 6.45pm in person on the door; max 2 per person; subject to availability)


Buy 10 tickets get 1 FREE (cheapest ticket is free)

Call the Box Office for Group bookings


Telephone 01483 304384 Not open Sundays

Box Office open Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm (7pm during show times)


Schools click here

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