27 episodes

From the award-winning company. Featuring chats with actors and members of the artistic teams; talks on Shakespeare themes; interviews with leading figures, or just catching up on a bit of backstage gossip. The Green Room is your gateway to getting more from going to the theatre.

SERIES 1: GSC’s Rude Mechanicals
SERIES 2: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
SERIES 3: A Christmas Carol

GSC's Rude Mechanicals was the first series of 'The Green Room' - a weekly podcast, where we catch up with a member of the artistic team from our productions. Discover what actually happens to bring a GSC show to life!

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From the award-winning company. Featuring chats with actors and members of the artistic teams; talks on Shakespeare themes; interviews with leading figures, or just catching up on a bit of backstage gossip. The Green Room is your gateway to getting more from going to the theatre.

SERIES 1: GSC’s Rude Mechanicals
SERIES 2: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
SERIES 3: A Christmas Carol

GSC's Rude Mechanicals was the first series of 'The Green Room' - a weekly podcast, where we catch up with a member of the artistic team from our productions. Discover what actually happens to bring a GSC show to life!

    SPECIAL - Meet 'The Purple Princess'

    SPECIAL - Meet 'The Purple Princess'

    Our Co-Founder Matt chats with Indiana Lown Collins, director of our latest show The Purple Princess, and actors Tom Capper and Isabelle Hart.

    The show raises awareness of epilepsy, and is primary schools in Guildford this May and June, including two free public performances in the Castle Gardens on 29 May.

    The show has been inspired by the real-life experience of Indiana, who has uncontrolled epilepsy and experienced a seizure on a train, while fellow passengers were unable to help her.

    To engage younger audiences, the play, written by Ant Stones and designed by Ice Niemz, and featuring actors Hassan Maarfi and Emily Juler, merges modern life with fantasy creatures.

    • 30 min
    SPECIAL - The Claim of Thrones! (Henry V)

    SPECIAL - The Claim of Thrones! (Henry V)

    Matt Pinches gives us the story so far, setting the scene for 'Henry V' with a speedy run-through Shakespeare's three preceding history plays in the Henriad - Richard II, Henry IV part 1 and Henry IV part 2! 

    Streaming live and online from 22 - 25 April! Book tickets here: https://booking.guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk/booking-start

    • 9 min
    Henry V Audio Description from Kerry Elkins and the cast

    Henry V Audio Description from Kerry Elkins and the cast

    Kerry Elkins, our award-winning regular Audio Describer, presents a new audio description for GSC's 'Henry V', streaming live and online from 22-25 April. Listen to Kerry explaining the context of the performance, the virtual backgrounds and get to grips with the 25 different characters being played by the 5 actors in the company!

    • 14 min
    4.6 - ALISTAIR BURTENSHAW, Director of Watts Gallery Artists' Village

    4.6 - ALISTAIR BURTENSHAW, Director of Watts Gallery Artists' Village

    Watts Gallery, Artists' Village is the hidden gem of the Surrey Hills. Founded initially by G.F. Watts before his death, the arts and crafts hub boasts historic sculpture and painting in its gallery space, the grade I Listed Watts Chapel and Watts Studio and Limnerslease, a closer, more intimate look at the Victorian artist’s life. Before coming to Watts Gallery Artists' Village, Alistair Burtenshaw was the director of Charleston in East Sussex, the former home of Bloomsbury Group artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. Alistair is also currently chairman of Surrey Hill Arts. 

    Ciaran sat down with Alistair to talk about the founding of the artists' village, its art-for-all mission and the prosperous online work they have been producing!

    Follow Watts Gallery on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and find out more on their website here: https://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/

    Recorded 1 March 2021.

    Dream on me by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58983 Ft: Javolenus

    • 32 min
    4.5 - NICK WYSCHNA, Founder of Guildford Fringe Theatre Company

    4.5 - NICK WYSCHNA, Founder of Guildford Fringe Theatre Company

    Guildford Fringe Theatre Company bring the West End to Guildford with their ethos that you don’t need all the bells and whistles of major regional theatre productions to enjoy the same fun! Nick Wyschna had trained in Musical Theatre before founding Guildford Fringe Theatre Company and is passionate about bringing all the arts together in Guildford every July as part of The Fringe Festival.

    Matt Pinches sat down to Jeremy to talk about the power of conducting, and how music can bring a community together.

    Recorded 5 March 2021.

    Dream on me by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58983 Ft: Javolenus

    • 34 min
    4.4 - JEREMY BACKHOUSE, Conductor of Vivace Chorus

    4.4 - JEREMY BACKHOUSE, Conductor of Vivace Chorus

    Jeremy Backhouse joined Guildford-based Vivace Chorus in January 1995 and has since led it to dazzling heights. He has conducted Vivace in ambitious programmes including Howells’ Hymnus Paradisi and Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater, and Verdi’s Requiem in the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Ciaran Walsh, Marketing and Graphics Designer at GSC, sat down to Jeremy to talk about the power of conducting, and how music can bring a community together. 

    Recorded 11 March 2021.

    Dream on me by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58983 Ft: Javolenus

    • 32 min

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