A Midsummer Night’s Dream A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Malcolm X Community Centre

Key Information
  • Dates Wed 01 Mar 2023 - Fri 03 Mar 2023
  • Location Malcolm X Community Centre
  • Tickets

    £16 Pay It Forward
    £12 Full Price
    £10 Open Concession
    £8.50 Schools Rate

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“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Paul Chesterton
Assistant Directors Phoebe Kemp & Roisin McCay-Hines
Set Designer Vyshnavi Krishnan
Costume Designer Abigail Manard

Mischief, magic, lovers and fools. Enjoy twice the fun this spring with two of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies reimagined for new audiences.

Set beneath a glittering, ethereal surface you will find Shakespeare’s dazzling play transformed into a macabre Edwardian fable from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. As night falls our slumbering players are swept up in an otherworldly experience, left to navigate fairy enchantments, lovers’ quarrels and patriarchal norms.

Through teasing, tyranny and trickery, familial ties become fraught and fractured; and with the early Suffrage movement creeping into the subconscious, it seems impossible to find a resolution by sunrise. This visionary and moralistic take on Shakespeare’s playful comedy – brimming with its original dramatic poetry – will entice audiences this spring at the Malcolm X Community Centre.

Suitable for ages 11+

Cast

Titania / Hypolita Hasfa Godsil
Oberon / Theseus Oliver Hatfield
Puck Martha Maloney & Callum Burns
Hermia Shaniya Hira
Helena Molly Hanly
Demetrius Che Tligui
Lysander Jesse Dunbar
Peter Quince Mira Edirisingha
Egeus / Flute Thomas Donnan
Philostrate / Starveling- Moon / Fairy  Niamh Keller
Fairy (Act 2 Scene 1) / Snug-Lion Laura Banks
Bottom Sol Taibi

Creative & Technical

Voice & Dialect Coach Joe Leat*
Assistant Voice & Dialect Coach Anthony Yammine
Production Manager Steve O’Brien*
Assistant Production Manager Maisy Harbert
Stage Manager Katrina-Summer Richards
DSM Lydia Morgan
ASM Chris Stuckey
LX Designer Muir McFadden
Production LX Muir McFadden
LX Op Emily South
Sound Designer Jude Fullwood
Sound Op Jude Fullwood
Prop Making Supervisor Jess Manley
Prop Maker Emily South
Construction Manager Lewis Bamford
Construction Assistants Ziva Bucer, Jocelyn Chen, Jacob Clear, Tommy Karolyi, Muir McFadden, Lisa Viel-Vigneron
Costume Supervisor Elle Duncan
Costume Assistants Ava Harker, Bessy Mo, Lasya Puohoit, Rosie Gayner
Costume Makers Arthur Wyatt, Charly Riddett, Jo Kenney, Kim White

Venue Accessibility

The venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users, including an accessible toilet. For further details please click here.

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