11 - 25 July
University of Law, Portsmouth Road
The Taming of the Shrew BOOKING NOW
Directed by Charlotte Conquest ~ Designed by Neil Irish
To the frustration of Bianca and her legion of suitors, her father has declared that her older sister, the beautiful but fiery Katherina must be wed first. All seems impossible until the equally tempestuous Petruchio arrives and vows, much to the surprise of everyone, to woo Katherina for his wife. Thus the scene is set for sparks to fly as theatre’s most explosive lovers begin their courtship in Shakespeare’s rich romantic comedy.
Charlotte Conquest, following her triumphs with The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night's Dream, returns to direct GSC’s Sarah Gobran as Katherina and Owen Oakeshott as Petruchio.
See DATES/TICKETS above for full booking details
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS HAS NOW FINISHED
The Wind in the Willows
By Kenneth Grahame, in a new stage adaptation by Ant Stones and GSC
Directed by Tom Littler ~ Designed by Neil Irish
This summer, in the fabulous grounds and woodlands of Watts Gallery, GSC brings to life the wonderful world of the Riverbank. Join Mole, Ratty, Badger, and of course the irrepressible Mr Toad, on their adventures along the Open Road and in their battles with the dreaded Wild Wooders. The same creative team behind last year's Twelfth Night and 2013's As You Like It reunite for this new production.
GSC's Matt Pinches will be playing the part of Mr Toad. Poop-Poop!
This production is part-promenade and is suitable for 5 yrs and above,
though it is not geared solely for children, but for adults too.
Watts Gallery Tea Shop will be open until 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays
Here they are...our shiny new Summer 2015 acting company
Baptista in Shrew
Rat in Willows
Hortensio in Shrew
Fox/Gaoler's Daughter in Willows
Katherina in Shrew
Bianca in Shrew
Chief Weasel in Willows
Biondella/Widow in Shrew
Toad in Willows
Tranio in Shrew
Badger in Willows
Gremio in Shrew
Stoat/Bargewoman in Willows
Grumio in Shrew
Mole in Willows
Lucentio in Shrew
If you see them wandering around town or propping up the bar in a local hostelry, do say hello!
Their biogs will follow shortly...
Tom Littler - Director The Wind in the Willows
For GSC: Twelfth Night and As You Like It. Other theatre includes: Other Desert Cities and Strangers on a Train (Frankfurt); Martine and Jingo (Finborough); Absurd Person Singular (Mill at Sonning); Dear Liar (Vienna); Dances of Death (Gate Theatre); First Episode, The Living Room, Bloody Poetry, Anyone Can Whistle (Jermyn Street Theatre); Good Grief (Theatre Royal Bath & UK Tour); Tomfoolery (UK tour); Shiverman, Madagascar (Theatre503); A Little Night Music (Budapest / Menier Chocolate Factory); Murder in the Cathedral (Oxford Playhouse / Christ Church Cathedral); Antigone (Southwark Playhouse); Origin of the Species (Arcola); Saturday Night (Arts Theatre); Absurd Person Singular (UK tour); many productions for Frinton Summer Theatre. Forthcoming projects include As You Like It (Creation, Oxford), The Glass Menagerie (Frankfurt), and Round and Round the Garden (Mill at Sonning). Tom was Associate Director of the Peter Hall Company for three years, worked several times as Trevor Nunn's associate director, and worked widely as an assistant director in the West End and regionally. He is currently Associate Director of Theatre503, and is the founder and Artistic Director of Primavera. www.tomlittler.co.uk
Charlotte Conquest - Director The Taming of the Shrew
For GSC: Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other credits include: Bedroom Farce, Single Spies, The Turn of the Screw and The Grapes of Wrath (NORTHCOTT) Abigail’s Party (National tour, HAMPSTEAD/BATH THEATRE ROYAL), Elsie and Norm’s Macbeth (SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE and national tour), tour director on London Cuckolds (RNT), resident director on South Pacific (Directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, RNT), assistant director at the RSC; various productions for CREATION THEATRE including Henry V, Doctor Faustus and Snow Queen, working on new writing such as Our State Tomorrow, THE PLEASANCE (The Independent number 1 pick of the Edinburgh fringe winner), and working with students including Peter Pan (Chichester Uni), Legally Blonde, Jerry Springer, Spring Awakening (GSA), Blood Wedding (Arts Ed). www.charlotteconquest.com
More to follow!
Watts at Dusk Meet Mr Toad! Friday 5 June 7pm- 8pm
Meet the enigmatic Mr Toad of The Wind in the Willows, in this special evening at Watts Gallery.
As the sun sets on the Surrey Hills enjoy a surprising evening of art, entertainment and the chance to escape from it all after hours at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village. Each evening has its own special theme with music, food and a bar, and the chance to experience exciting performances and get involved with creative workshops for all ages. The Tea Shop will be open late offering a selection of freshly prepared light meals and sweet treats.
For more details see www.wattsgallery.org.uk/whats-on/watts-dusk/
The Taming of the Shrew
11 - 25 July (no perfs Sundays)
Saturday Matinees 2.30pm
Running time: 2hrs 30mins approx. ncluding interval
Box Office and Seating opens from 6.30pm (1.30pm matinees)
£24 Full £24
£20 Concession (Over 60, students, Equity, JSA)
£16 Children under 16
£78 Family (2 full, 2 childen under 16)
NO BOOKING FEE
Telephone 01483 304384
Box Office open Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm (7pm during show times)
Not open Sundays
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