Company’s gets students on Bard
HAVING first appointed a full time education officer in 2014, Guildford Shakespeare Company (GSC) has expanded to work with more than 4,000 students in 2016.
The charity runs one school workshop every three days.
“Our aim is to become the go-to provider for Shakespeare education in the South East outside of London,” said Ant Stones, GSC’s head of education.
“Through our work in schools and our in-house drama clubs, participants are empowered to grow in confidence, learn new skills and increase their understanding and experience of the world’s greatest playwright.”
The company has established weekly classes for home educated children and runs 10 weekly in-house clubs across Guildford, Woking, Godalming and Addlestone.
Several gone on students to have appear in professional productions, including Alice in Wonderland and The Winter’s Tale
“Theatre has an amazing ability to change people and we take great pride in our students and their achievements,” said Mr Stones. They are a vital part of our company.
“Rapid growth in the last 18 months has enabled us to employ a new full-time education officer to help run the programme, enrich the depth of our work allow us to reach even more people across the South East.”
New recruit Francesca McInally: “I love collaborating with young people because of the energy and excitement they bring into the rehearsal room.
“I’m inspired daily by their openness, their curiosity and their braveness. Their imaginations are limitless.”
For more information, visit www.guildford-shakespearecompany.co.uk