The Gloucester Theatre Company is a regional ensemble, rediscovering the principles of repertory theatre

Productions


The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Zanandule

Zanandule

Up Coming


The International Shakespeare Project

In partnership with theatre companies in Greece and Lithuania, we will stage a production of King Lear to tour the UK Spring 2018. The cast will be a mixed group of British, Greek and Lithuanian actors, living and rehearsing together over six weeks in each other’s countries. The final production will be a “melting-pot” piece of theatre, fusing elements of the three dramatic traditions.

A Dangerous Woman

Recently shortlisted for The Adrian Pagan New Writing Award, this powerful and lyrical play tells the story of Alice Wheeldon, a Suffragete who sheltered conscription-evaders during WW1. On the basis of fabricated evidence, Alice was imprisoned for “attempting to poison the Prime Minister”, though a national campaign later led to her release. The piece will tour venues in the South West and London Feb-March 2018.

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Youth takes the stage

One-week training courses in Georgia, Albania and the UK, led by our Artistic Director, Alexander Gifford. Skill-based courses with an emphasis upon theatre- in-the-community, leading to a public performance. For more information and to apply to participate, please follow:

Georgia Albania

Youth


Othello

Othello

Hamlet

Hamlet

Macbeth

Macbeth

Waiting for Godot

Achilles, the Musical

The Crucible

The Crucible

Bugsy Malone

The Women In Black

The Grimm Tales

Arabian Nights

Europe


We have creative partnerships with a number of theatre companies across Europe. We regularly run theatre-based training courses in the UK, Georgia and Albania - funded by the EU Erasmus + programme and attended by young people from all over the continent. These are precious experiences, through which we build a real sense of social cohesion and artistic togetherness - learning and sharing from all our different theatre traditions. Participants on these courses have described them as: "more useful to me than three years at drama school", "very powerful and helpful, I received more than I thought possible". We believe that the European project is an important one, to which transnational theatre collaborations can make an important contribution. In Sept 2017, we will launch The International Shakespeare Project with a production of King Lear, staged in partnership with Ch-erete (Greece) and The House of Puglu (Lithuania).


Youth Theatre for Social Inclusion - Georgia, December 2013, Theatre for Young Europeans - Albania, January 2014, Act for Europe, Theatre for Active Citizenship - UK, October 2014, Act for Europe, Theatre for Active Citizenship - Albania, November 2014, Act for Europe, Theatre for Active Citizenship - Georgia, November, 2014, Youth Takes the Stage, Theatre and Campaigning - Georgia , May 2015, Youth Takes the Stage, Theatre and Campaigning - Albania, June 2015, Youth Takes the Stage, Theatre and Campaigning - UK, September 2015


About


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A regional company with international reach.

We began with family theatre. Resident at The Picturedrome on Barton Street, we created large-scale adaptations of classic children’s stories, using live music, puppetry and dance. Alongside these professional shows, we developed a thriving-in-the-community scheme, including a particularly popular young company. Some of our young actors were so good, we decided to put them in our professional shows – providing them with on-the-job training. We realized that, in doing this, we were effectively rediscovering the principles of regional, repertory theatre. This became our goal as a company: to work constantly on productions with casts that include both experienced professionals and young actors, learning their craft. In recognition of this work, we have received large-scale funding from The Arts Council, The Sainsbury’s Trust, The BBC, The British Council, Gloucester Council and the Erasmus + and Youth in Action programmes of the EU.

Over the years, we have developed a working relationship with a number of theatre companies around Europe, in partnership with whom we deliver actor-training courses. These courses run throughout the year and have been attended by actors from practically every country in Europe. We are currently building an pan-European ensemble with the goal of launching The International Shakespeare Project. We are also launching ourselves as a touring company, due to tour our first piece, A Dangerous Woman, in 2018.

  • “If this sets the benchmark for the company, they are in for a successful future”

    Review of our first show - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Alexander Gifford

Alexander Gifford

Artistic Director

Adrian Locher

Adrian Locher

Executive Producer

Lucie Klein

Lucie Klein

Creative Assistant

Alexander Scott

Alexander Scott

Administrator

Contact


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Contact details
Gunn Mill House, Lower Spout Lane
Mitcheldean, Gloucester, GL17 0EA

info@thegloucestertheatrecompany.co.uk
+44 (0)1594 822330