13 October – 5 November 2017
The award-winning Guildford Shakespeare Company are bringing the magical Spiegeltent back to Guildford for a brand new stage production of THE LEGEND OF KING ARTHUR.
Following the tremendous response to last year’s Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Guildford Shakespeare Company are delighted to announce they will be staging another family-friendly adaptation of a classic story.
THE LEGEND OF KING ARTHUR will tell the famous story of the ‘once and future king’, Arthur Pendragon. From his humble beginnings as a knight’s squire who pulls the sword from the stone to his destiny as King of the Britons. However, as Arthur gathers his Knights of the Round Table to uphold the code of chivalry, a terrible threat surfaces in the shape of the White Dragon, unleashed by an unexpected adversary.
This rollicking family adventure contains all the legendary aspects of Arthur including Camelot, Excalibur, the Lady in the Lake and of course the all-powerful wizard Merlin, guiding Arthur towards his destiny.
Written and directed by CAROLINE DEVLIN (Macbeth, King Lear, Henry V), the production will once again feature five actors who will transport audiences to a world of medieval magic. Joining Caroline are Lighting Designer MARK DYMOCK and Sound Designer MATT EATON, who both collaborated on 2016’s Grimms’ Fairy Tales.
For the event, GSC are very excited to be bringing back the fabulous Spiegeltent from Belgium, which so enchanted audiences last year. The 80-yr old mirrored dance hall was an instant hit with everyone who stepped inside the TARDIS-like venue: “Something a little different is clearly about to take place inside this strange structure. Red linen seats; mirrored walls; roll up, roll up atmosphere envelops…” Surrey Life Magazine, 2016
Set in the field behind Challengers (a children’s disability charity) at Burchatt’s Farm in Stoke Farm, the Spiegeltent holds 200 people, is fully heated and accessible to all. A licensed bar is located inside and the incredibly popular cheeseboards will also be making a welcome return.
For a fabulous family adventure be sure to join GSC, Arthur, Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table in the magical Spiegeltent this Autumn!
Booking opens 29 August.