A Midsummer Night's Dream - A Play with Music19th August 2014 to 7th September 2014 - 7.30pm
Price: £15, £12Prices available at box office, email or via telephone.
Company: Rose Bridge Theatre Company
"An English summer: long sunny days in the park or sodden clothes and a leaking tent. Whatever the weather this Summer, Rosebridge Theatre Company invites you to travel back to a glorious Midsummer Night's Eve in rural England, 1958.
Lord and Lady of the Manor, Theseus and Hippolyta, are celebrating with the local Village Am Dram Society, headed by one Mr Bottom, who are preparing their latest theatrical piece. Having had enough of cucumber sandwiches and tea dances, young sweethearts, Hermia and Lysander, steal away to the forest, closely pursued by their admirers, Helena and Demetrius. Their adventure is closely watched by the forest's mystical inhabitants; Oberon, Titania, and their band of fairies, who use their powers for good and ill, resulting in an unforgettable evening of magic, misconception, and mischief.
Featuring live music from a team of actor musicians, this Shakespearean favourite is packed with original compositions, nostalgic English folk tunes, and toe tapping 1950s classics. A jolly way to spend an eve this Midsummer.
Puck: Natalie Lipin
Oberon/ Theseus: Danny Solomon
Titania / Hippolyta : Stephanie Hampton
Mustardseed: Samantha Clark
Peaseblossom/ Snug: Lara Frances
Egeus / Snout : Robert Rowe
Quince: Rachel Dobell
Flute: Anthony Pinnick
Bottom: Tim Skelton
Lysander : Benedict Chambers
Demetrius: Henry Wyrley-Birch
Helena: Naomi Bullock
Hermia: Alyssa Noble
“a great show that would have made the bard himself proud”
“hilariously funny and beautifully performed, a mesmerising evening with a genuinely talented cast”
‘clever physical comedy’
‘very funny and high spirited and rejoices in a splendid Helena and Hermia’
‘a perfectly enjoyable staging of a much staged play’