Guildford Shakespeare Company Trust Ltd

Guildford Shakespeare Company Trust Ltd

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Guildford Shakespeare Company Trust Ltd

GSC is a site responsive theatre company specialising in Shakespeare creating exciting, innovative theatrical productions in non theatre spaces. Also providing drama classes for anyone aged 7-107.

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    Guildford Shakespeare Company is a professional site-specific theatre company, specialising in Shakespeare. Our approach places the audience right at the heart of the action, immersing them in the world of the play, thereby demystifying the legend that Shakespeare is for an elite, educated few but rather is immediate and accessible to everyone.

    “…to be spellbound, amused and to follow every moment of text and to want the production never to end…one of the best evenings of theatre I have ever been privileged to attend. ” Audience member 2011

    We want our 21st Century audiences to experience the same thrill and excitement that Shakespeare’s original audiences must have felt when they first saw the Ghost appear in Hamlet, the rousing battle cry of Henry V, and edge-of-your-seat anticipation in The Comedy of Errors.

    At GSC we use diverse and unusual non-theatre venues to create dynamic and challenging productions. From castles to lakes, churches to pubs, our approach merges the audience and acting space so that you’re given a visceral, stimulating and, above all, unique theatre experience.

    “I am so thrilled to be able to bring my grandchildren to such quality theatre right here on our doorstep. I also think that the proximity to the stage makes the action all the more real and compelling for youngsters” Audience member, 2011

    GSC productions are fresh, fast and modern in their interpretation of Shakespeare, but always in the original text and NEVER dumbed down.

  • Aims

    Guildford Shakespeare Company Trust Ltd aims to:

    • To produce exciting, innovative and inclusive theatrical productions in beautiful and unusual locations.
    • To create new audiences for theatre and Shakespeare by performing in non-theatre spaces and breaking down the barrier that Shakespeare is for an elite educated few.
    • To provide drama and Shakespeare education classes in schools and through our own programme of classes to children, teenagers and adults.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2011

    Registered Charity Number: 1139526

    Board members: 4

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 01483 304384

    Address: Ground Floor 31 Madrid Road Guildford Surrey GU2 7NU

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