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 1500’s.
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 all 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 behins poor Helena, who has a deep and unrequited love for Demetrius. As Hermia and Lysander run away to a nearby forest together 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 effected by the mischevious woodland spirits are “the Mechanicals”, labour workers 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
|First Fairy||Edna Dore|
|Francis Flute||Stephen Petcher|
|Nick Bottom||Derek Newark|
|Peter Quince||J G Devlin|
|Robin Starveling||John Tams|
|T/O Egeus||Howard Goorney|
|T/O Fairy||Jane Evers|
|T/O Fairy||Christine Mckenna|
|T/O Fairy||Elsa O’Toole|
|T/O Fairy||Robert Oates|
|T/O Hermia||Brenda Blethyn|
|T/O Oberon||Robert Stephens|
|Theseus||Edward De Souza|
|Tom Snout||Tony Haygarth|
|Aasistant to the Lighting Designer||Laurence Clayton|
|Assistant Production Manager||Jem Wilsher|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Sue Millin|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Trish Montemuro|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Alison Rankin|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Brenda Thomas|
|Associate Music Director||Howard Evans|
|Deputy Stage Manager||Sarah Parkin|
|Production Manager||Jason Barnes|
|Staff Director||Frank Nealon|
|Stage Manager and Assistant to Bill Bryden||John Caulfield|
|Wig and Makeup supervisor for the Cottesloe theatre||Suzanne Smith|
- Added by Violet.
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