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17 January - 7 February 2015

Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford

Approaching the end of a long and peaceful reign Lear proposes to divide his kingdom between his three daughters…but the size of their portion depends on the size of their declaration of love for him. When the answers are not what he expects, a tragedy begins that will take everyone to the brink of destruction. 

From blind rage to touching retribution, Shakespeare’s KING LEAR is a journey into the heart of madness and the essence of humanity.

We are thrilled to announce that BRIAN BLESSED, one of this country’s best known and most highly respected actors, will be joining the company to play the title role in Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

KING LEAR is brought to you by the same creative team behind 2014's acclaimed Othello, who, together with a feast of familiar GSC actors will propel you into the very heart of the storm!

Directed by Caroline Devlin | Designer Neil Irish | Lighting by Declan Randall | Sound by Matt Eaton

Booking Now Open


We'll be unveiling the complete KING LEAR cast here... check back soon!

Creative Team

The Winter Season 'family' reunite for this special production!

Director Caroline Devlin (Henry V, Othello, Macbeth, RIII, Hamlet), leads Designer Neil Irish (Othello, Twelfth Night, RII), Lighting Designer Declan Randall (Henry V, Othello, Macbeth, RIII) and Sound Designer Matt Eaton (The Canterbury Tales, Henry V, Othello, Macbeth, RIII).

Fights will once again be choreographed by Philip d'Orleans (The Canterbury Tales, Henry V, Othello, Macbeth...) and Movement Director Vanessa Cook (Henry V, Macbeth) returns again.


Post-Show Discusssion


Audio Described Performance

Saturday 7 February, 2.30pm (normal matinee price, carers go free)

Blind or visually impaired patrons are given infra-red headsets to listen to live commentary of the performance. Described by GSC's resident Audio Describer Kerry Elkins. *Call the box office to make your booking*


Winter 2015: KING LEAR

17 January - 7 February

Evenings 7.30pm (Tues 20 Jan 7pm)

Matinees 2.30pm (24 & 31 Jan, 7 Feb)

Running time 2hrs 40mins (approx. including interval)


£25.00 Full Price

£21.00 Concessions (Over 60, under 16, Equity, NUS, Jobseekers, registered disabled)

£18.00 Matinees

£18.00 Preview (17 & 19 January)

£80.00 Family (2 adults, 2 children under 16)

TWENTY £12.50 tkts available every Monday for under 25s, students, and jobseekers

Telephone 01483 304384

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

Not open Sundays

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