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 affords 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
The Winter's Tale cast will be here very soon...
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 THIS IS NOT A GSC ORGANISED EVENT
To request tickets, please send an email to email@example.com. Numbers are limited to 48.
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.
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
Friends Priority Booking opens 24 Nov (Noon)
General Booking opens 1 Dec (Noon)
8 - 27 February (Monday - Saturday, no perfs Sundays)
Preview 8 February
Press Night 10 February
Audio Described 27 February (2.30pm)
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees 2.30pm (no Weds mat 10 Feb)
£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
NO BOOKING FEE
Telephone 01483 304384 Not open Sundays
Box Office open Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm (7pm during show times)
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