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
|Francis Flute||Paul Reed|
|Nick Bottom||Andrew Jeffers|
|Peter Quince||Robin Warnes|
|Robin Starvelling||David Wenden
(credited as David Wendon)
|Sound Operation||James Potter|
|Tom Snout||Martin Rayner|
|Costume Assistant||Yvonne Cobbold|
|Costume Assistant||Rosie Forth|
|Costume Assistant||Judith Knappett|
|Costume Assistant||Julie Mamodesen|
|Costume Assistant||Liz Nicholls|
|Front-of-house Manager||Barbara Pears|
|Hair and Make-up||Aysha Mamodesen|
|Hair and Make-up||Charlotte Toms|
|Lighting Design||James Owers|
|Lighting Operation||Tony Saitta|
|Lighting Rigging||Andrew Jeffers|
|Lighting Rigging||Martin Rayner|
|Production Co-ordinator||Tony Saitta|
|Publicity Photographs||Martyn Woodland|
|Sound Design||Ian Amos|
|Stage Manager||Stephen Peeling|
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