A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play For The Nation

To celebrate Shakespeare’s unique role as the people’s playwright, the RSC is looking to work with local amateur performers in each city or town the production visits, including Glasgow. Six amateur actors from the local area will get to perform on the Citizens stage alongside professional RSC actors as the Mechanicals. They will also be invited to perform at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon at the end of the tour.

Fri 19 Dec 2014

Audition workshops will take place on 7/8 Feb 2015, with training sessions, workshops and rehearsals starting in autumn 2015.

You must be 18 years old by 7 February 2015 to take part.

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The Mechanicals are probably theatre’s most famous amateur company. The group includes some of Shakespeare’s best-loved characters, such as Bottom, the group’s enthusiastic leading man, and Peter Quince, the company’s long-suffering director.

Maybe you have previously been involved in a Citizens Theatre community production or attended our Nightschool acting classes. Maybe you are a member of a Glasgow-based Amateur Dramatic group or have done some acting in the past. If you are over 18, local to Glasgow and would like to get involved, why not read the information pack and fill in the application form for this unique and exciting opportunity?

Read more on the RSC website: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A play for the Nation (RSC website)

Stratford-upon-Avon Herald article

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