A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, played from Wed 5 – Sat 9 Aug 2014.
On the eve of Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding, Egeus demands that his daughter Hermia marries Demetrius, rather that Lysander, whom she truly loves. Whilst Demetrius longs for Hermia, Helena is in love with Demetrius. Lysander and Hermia flee to the forest, leaving Demetrius to pursue them, followed by Helena.
Oberon and Titania have been at war. Aided by his mischievous sidekick Puck, Oberon sets about to regain power. Whilst looking to seek vengeance on Titania, the pair spot the lovers and look to unite them using a magical love potion, but a case of mistaken identity leads both men to fall in love with Helena.
Alongside this, a crew of workers are preparing to put on a play for the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. Whilst Quince struggles to control the overly zealous Nicholas Bottom, Puck has other ideas.
Lysander – Matt Barnard
Hermia – Emma Doran
Demetrius – Nick Tuck
Helena – Melody Louise Faulkner
Theseus – Elijah Douglas-Smith
Hippolyta – Emma Benton
Egeus – Simon Alexander King
Oberon – Matt Fitzgerald
Titania – Kim Bradshaw
Puck – Steve Eagles
Mustardseed – Chloe Cardin-Stewart
Cobweb – Charlie Smith
Peter Quince – Jack Bushell
Nicholas Bottom – Chris Cooper
Francis Flute – Jack Carney
Snug – Jack Walsh
Tom Snout – Angela Ingram
Robin Starveling – Georgiee Yarham-Baker
Directors – Thom Faulkner and Beth Hughes
Technical Directors – John Campbell and Marc Peatey
Stage Manager – Emily Thomson