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Throughout every show we offer a special schools rate to attend our shows. One Teacher goes free for every ten students.

Students: £15

Adults: £25

To Book

Email our Education Department

Or call the Box Office on 01483 304384

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Workshops

"I knew the level of their success when I crept into the Hall to the total silence of

a rapt audience experiencing Shakespeare...”   Head of English, The Gordon School

Our team of professional actors and experienced theatre leaders will run fun and educational workshops for your students on any play you choose. We have run sessions on a variety of plays, on and off the curriculum (we do far more than Shakespeare). Whether you want to explore a particular theme, character, or use of language, we offer a range of workshops to suit your needs.

For further details, please select a workshop from our range;

GSC / PERFORMANCE / STORY / INTERPRETATION

Click here for examples of previous topics.

Email us for more information.

GSC Workshop

Ideal for: Students preparing for exams and essays, language exploration.

  • 2 hour workshops, £240 (1 hour workshop, £150)
  • One leader
  • Up to 30 students (£6.25 per pupil after)

Our professional leader will lead your students through a series of practical exercises. Explore your selected play’s themes, language or characters of your choice.

Performance Workshop

Ideal for: Large groups, students studying complete plays.

  • 80 minute workshop, £750
  • One leader and 3 actors
  • For a whole year group (up to 120 students. £6.25 per pupil after)

Our leader explains key quotes and context, as the actors deliver a cut version of your chosen play. Students take small roles within the performance and can redirect the actors for key scenes. The session concludes with a Q&A session with the cast and leader.

Story Workshop

Ideal for: Introducing Shakespeare to a young audience.

  • 1 hour workshop, £150 (additional workshops, £110)
  • One leader
  • Up to 30 children (£6.25 per pupil after)

Our leader presents an interactive story-based version of your chosen play. All the children will put a key scene on its feet and perform it to the rest of the group. Add further workshops to your day and excite multiple year groups about Shakespeare.

Interpretation Workshop

Ideal for: GCSE and A Level students.

  • 2 hour workshop, £500
  • One leader and 2 actors
  • Up to 30 students (£6.25 per pupil after)

Our leader and actors lead your students through different interpretations of your play’s key scenes. The students perform with the actors to further understand the dynamics of live theatre. The students direct the actors to fully explore the possibilities of a play in performance.

Photo by Alex Brenner

Previous Workshop Topics

Romeo & Juliet ~ Investigating interpretations of Romeo and Mercutio
Macbeth ~ Discovering how evolution of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's relationship

The Canterbury Tales ~ Exploring its medieval context
A Midsummer Night's Dream ~ An all day workshop on Lovers and Faeries
King Lear ~ Unlocking Tragedy in Performance

An Inspector Calls ~ Investigating the different class roles

Measure For Measure ~ Exploring the nature of comedy in the play

Othello ~ Examining Iago's manipulation of Othello

On Stage

13 October - 5 November 2017

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3 - 24 February 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Guildford High Street

Audience reactions to Julius Caesar, Feb 2017:

“I just wanted to say I loved you're play so much it was the best play I have ever been to.” David, aged 12

“The standard of acting and production was second to none and easily matched anything that I've seen in the National.”

“My youngest was very “unsure” as to why we were taking him to the performance, but even he aged 13 had to admit it was really good.” 

The Daily Express Online, Surrey Advertiser, Essential Surrey

The Stage, ReviewsHub, LondonTheatre1.com

GSC productions are fresh and inventive, with the original text at the heart of the performance. Staged in unique non-theatre venues, their site-responsive approach immerses the audience in the world of the play, making it immediate and accessible.

For more details about our main season plays visit the Current Season page.

Students: £15 ~ Adults: £25

One Teacher goes free for every ten students.

To Book

Email our Education Department

Or call the Box Office on 01483 304384

 

Touring

“It was the best performance we’ve ever had at the school and I’ve been a year 6 teacher for a long time!” Cathy Waters, Town Farm

In the last two years, we took productions of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet to ten disadvantaged schools in Surrey. The plays are adapted to play in school halls to two year groups.

Photo by Mark Dean

Four actors shared the main roles, while the children were asked to take on several others (including King Duncan, The Witches and The Nurse). The scenes are linked through narration and the children become involved through soundscapes, slow motion fights and our ever-popular 'Little Will' Shakespeare puppet. Even the teachers aren't safe, as they become Macduff and Paris in a final fight to the death.

Photo by Mark Dean

If you're interested in booking us, please contact us.

The 2016 tour of Macbeth and 2017 tour of Romeo and Juliet was made possible through a partnership with Delight Charity and The Peter Cundill Foundation.

   

 

 

Teaching Resources


 

 

GSC Saturdays Eagle Radio Recordings

AUDIO: MACBETH Act 1, Scene 1&3

AUDIO: ROMEO AND JULIET Act 1, Scene 1

AUDIO: HAMLET Act 1, Scene 1

AUDIO: THE TEMPEST Act 1, Scene 1

AUDIO: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Act 3, Scene 1

WATCH THE CAESAR TRAILER

WATCH THE ACTORS DISCUSS THE ROLES OF ANTONY AND BRUTUS

 

Education Pack (pdf)

VIDEO: Interview with The Gloucester Family MP4 (2015)

VIDEO: Interview with Lear's Daughters MP4 (2015)

Education Pack (pdf)

Education Pack (pdf)

Education Pack (pdf)

Trailer (O for a Muse of Fire) (YouTube)

Education Pack (pdf)

Trailer (You Tube)

Othello Interview

Actors David Carr & Nicole Hartley talk about their roles as Othello & Desdemona

Education Pack (pdf)

Meet the Macbeths (YouTube)

Actors Tom McGovern and Johanne Murdock discuss the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

Boys With Swords (YouTube)

Actors Tom McGovern & Morgan Philpott discuss the final showdown between Macbeth & Macduff

From Holy Trinity to Dunsinane (YouTube)

How we transform a site-specific space

Education Pack (pdf)

Why study Shakespeare?

Producer Matt Pinches talks on 96.4 Eagle Radio, recorded for Shakespeare's Birthday (2013) (mp3)