A Midsummer Night’s Dream
This specific production does not yet have a description, but the play itself does:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic and much loved text by William Shakespeare. Written around the late 1500s, like most Shakespearean texts, A Midsummer Night’s Dream stands the test of time; the narrative is almost timeless and it is still performed regularly to this day.
The story is about four Athenian “lovers” who are all in love with one another; Hermia and Lysander are in love but Hermia’s farther, Egeus, wants her to marry Demetrius who also loves her. Left behind is poor Helena, who has a deep and unrequited love for Demetrius. As Hermia and Lysander run away together to a nearby forest on the eve of a big Athenian wedding between Theseus and Hippolyta. Demetrius follows the object of his affection, as does Helena.
Chaos ensues as the escaped lovers are set upon by magical forces dwelling in the woods. As a result of a magic potion, the lovers fall for different women.
Also affected by the mischevious woodland spirits are “the Mechanicals”, labourers from Athens who are practicing a play for the royal Athenian wedding.
Hilarity, sexuality and desire are key themes in this whimsical text by Shakespeare.
Cast & Crew
|A Faerie attending on Oberon||Marius Goring|
|A Faerie attending on Oberon||N.F. Hidden|
|A Faerie attending on Oberon||Michael Martin-Harvey|
|A Faerie attending on Oberon||B.E.V. Sabine|
|A Faerie attending on Oberon||F.D.R. Seaton|
|A Faerie attending on Titania||Josephine Ariel|
|A Faerie attending on Titania||Inez Belcher|
|A Faerie attending on Titania||Enid Galpin|
|A Faerie attending on Titania||Margaret Galt|
|A Faerie attending on Titania||Isabel Grant|
|A Faerie attending on Titania||Elizabeth Ingram|
|A Faerie attending on Titania||Nancy Knipe|
|A Faerie attending on Titania||Vera Legg|
|A Faerie attending on Titania||Constance Lloyd|
|A Faerie attending on Titania||Sonja Matthews|
|A Faerie attending on Titania||Gwen Symes|
|Changeling Boy||Ruth Swancott|
|First Faerie||Nini Theilade|
|Flute||K.N. Home Thomson|
|Seventh Craftsman||Michael Martin-Harvey|
- Added by Elizabeth O’Brien.
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