A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Performed by BA (Hons) Acting, working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.
Cast & Crew
|Assistant Production Manager||Andy Wroe|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Connor Hill|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Chloe Wilson|
|Costume Designer||Cara Evans|
|Deputy Stage Manager||Ellie Coult|
|Lighting Designer||Harry Owen|
|Production Manager||Daniel Steward|
|Production Supervisor||Adam Burns|
|Set Designer||Charlotte Maggs|
|Sound Designer||Molly Linfield|
|Stage Crew||Edward Callow|
|Stage Crew||Oliver Chapman|
|Stage Crew||Lucy Mewis-McKerrow|
|Stage Crew||Eamon Newall
(credited as Amy Newall)
|Stage Crew||Sebastian Taite-Ellis|
|Stage Manager||Alexa Zetsche|
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.
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