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A Midsummer Night's Dream


William Shakespeare

June 23rd-25th, June 28th-July 1st 2000
Directed by Mike Rogerson and Celia Bonner
Shakespeare's most magical production where the lives of the immortals Oberon and Titania cross with mortal lovers in Athens - with a little help from Puck, and a little interference from a group of rehearsing Mechanicals.
Have a picnic on the lawn before sitting under cover whilst you watch the performance in the open air with Gawsworth Hall as a backdrop.
The Upper Crust
Theseus, the Duke David Reynolds
Hippolyta, Affianced to Theseus Sarah Roberts
Egeus Bill Lawson
Hermia, his daughter Joan McGee
Lysander, in love with Hermia Mark Jephcott
Demetrius, suitor to Hermia Carl Walker
Helena, in love with Demetrius Jo Freeman
Philostrate Peter de la Wyche
Friends / House Guests / Servants
Tony Axford, Liz Cook, Paul Lewis, Sandra Lawson, Caroline Melliar-Smith
The Fairy Kingdom
Oberon Steve Williamson
Titania Tracy Burns
Puck Daniel Lewis
First Fairy Deborah Irving
Peaseblossom Clare McGlashan
Cobweb Linda Batson
Moth Clare Lewis
Mustartseed Diana Boswell
First Fairy's Girls
Jeanine Clegg, Catherine Furber, Rhiannon Lewis, Cat Moss
Puck's Lads
Nick Capey, Tom Healey, Paul Stocker, Simon Webber
Nanny Fairy Sonia Dykstra
Little Fairies
Alice Caporn, Sian McGee, Emma Tonley, Lara Wells
Changeling Boy Emma Townley
The Mechanicals
Peter Quince, a Carpenter Charlie Cook
Nick Bottom, a Weaver Simon Taylor
Francis Flute, A Bellows mender Simon Caporn
Tom Snout, a Tinker Frank Boylan
Snug, a Joiner Geoffrey Martin
Robin Starveling, a Tailor John Wallace
The Dogues de Bordeaux
Bella and Gismo
by kind permission of Hollies Farm Kennels
Musical Director Chris McClory
Music by the Jabadaw Trio
Simon Dew, Dan Snape, Miranda Rutter
Choreographer June Janes
Stage Manager Jill Damen
ASMs Dan Snape, Tom Thistleton
Book and Bells Sheila Hine
Lighting and Sound Val and Robin Watkinson
Properties and Staging Anne Cichocki, Liz Cook, Caroline Melliar-Smith, David Melliar-Smith, Christine Singer
Dressers Pat Barrow, Jacque Bilsborough, Olive Bradbury, Di Donald, Sandra Lawson
The Green Room Would Like to Thank:
Jacque Bilsborough, Pat Barrow and Olive Bradbury for Costumes
James and Diana Boswell for Illustrations
Graeme Boswell for Rehearsal Shots
Steven Gregory for Head, Dog and Wings
Hollies Kennels for the Dogues de Bordeaux
Chris McClory, Jabadaw Trio, and Mike Rhodes for Music