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A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play For The Nation
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The nation’s favourite Shakespeare play is performed as never before with a cast of professional Royal Shakespeare Company actors and non-professional actors.
On a midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule.
While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their friends presenting a play within a play. Chief mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most fun and beguiling comedy.
The nation’s favourite Shakespeare play is performed as never before; RSC Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman directs 18 professional actors with local amateur group The Citizens Dream Players as Shakespeare’s Mechanicals and pupils from Shawlands Academy as Titania’s Fairy Train. Returning to the RSC is Ayesha Dharker (Othello 2015, Arabian Nights 2009) in the role of Fairy Queen Titania and Chu Omambala (Hecuba 2015) as Oberon, King of the Fairies. Also joining the Company is Laura Riseborough as Helena, Mercy Ojelade as Hermia, Jack Holden as Lysander and Chris Nayak as Demetrius.
This is an arrangement developed between the RSC and Equity
Royal Shakespeare Company, Citizens Dream Players in association with Citizens Theatre
Preview: Tue 29 Mar, 7.30pm
Post Show Discussion: Thu 31 Mar, 7.30pm
Signed: Fri 1 Apr, 7.30pm
Audio Described: Sat 2 Apr, 2.30pm
Captioned: Sat 2 Apr, 2.30pm
Guide Dogs welcome
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Erica Whyman
Sound Andrew Franks
Movement Siân Williams
Associate Director Sophie Ivatts
Associate Director Kimberley Sykes
REVIEWS“dusted with magic, glee and a sense that we can dream a better world” The Guardian ★★★★ “The nation is in for a treat” Evening Standard
PRESSFind out more about how this project has come together on ITV News and BBC News
The Citizens Dream Players
David Scanlan - Quince, the Carpenter
Katy Thomson - Snout, the Tinker
Emma Tracey - Starveling, the Tailor
Martin Turner - Bottom, the Weaver
Alistair Wales - Flute, the Bellows Mender
Bill Whiland - Snug, the Joiner
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Deaf Theatre Club Night: Fri 1 Apr
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, we want to make sure you can enjoy the best night out at the Citizens Theatre. Find out more about the Deaf Theatre Club.