A sell out success at Farnham Castle July 15-18 2009
OPEN-AIR theatre is always special, whatever the weather. As long as you have someone special to cuddle up with and a well-performed piece to keep you warm through the driving showers you are bound to enjoy the show.
That was the case on Friday evening when the Guildburys came to the moat at Farnham Castle for their twentieth year.
Renowned for their high quality productions this year was no exception with a fabulously staged Shakespeare play, ‘The Comedy of Errors’. This is not necessarily Shakespeare’s best, but none the less full of poignant comedy, mistaken identity, glorious English style slapstick, farce, puns and elegant wordplay.
The performance that most stood out for me was that of Dromio of Ephesus the indigenous servant of Antipholus played by Luke Owen. His comic timing was superb and really brought out the fool in his character. Angelo, the goldsmith played by Michael Lawrence was also another highlight of the show. He brought more comedy with his somewhat camp performance of the artisan..
Paul Blowers, Farnham Herald
Some of the many fantastic comments from our audience survey during the show
“The show was excellent. It was an extremely good production. We enjoyed everything about it and will come again next year…..”
“We thoroughly enjoyed the show at Farnham Castle on Friday evening and would definitely want to know of future productions as we have every intention to go to other of your shows”
“Exceeded all my expectations. Thanks very much for providing such a lovely experience.”
“It was absolutely superb!”
“Yet another brilliant performance and night!!”
PRIZE DRAW RESULT – MR P. MENDHAM WINS CHAMPAGNE AND TICKETS TO NEXT YEAR’S SUMMER SHOW !
Production photographs © Guildburys Philip Griffith
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