A Midsummer Night's Dream

 12 - 22 July 2012

 

Director Charlotte Conquest wanted to give this production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (our second) a modern flavour. Taking inspiration from traveller communities, the Fairies were given a nomadic, magpie-like quality. From hoovering the grass to watching the weather on TV, these fairies were urbanites… with a lot of blue paint. Yes the love potion was applied in the form of blue paint being wiped on to the lovers, so that by the time the they leave the forest they hardly resembled the people they once were.

Staged in the grounds of the Guildford College of Law, The Mechanicals were the groundskeepers of Thesus’ house where the wedding is taking place, with the final play within the play being staged in front of the manor house.

Despite the wettest summer for 100 years, our audiences still left singing and dancing!

 

"A real triumph on all levels" British Theatre Guide

“Bonkers. Barmy. Brilliant. Pure GSC... thank you all again. My belly hurts from laughing and my hands hurt from clapping.” Audience Member

COMPANY

THESUS/OBERON Morgan Philpott

HIPPLOYTA/TITANIA Sarah Gobran

PHILOSTRATE/PUCK Johanne Murdock

EGEUS/PETER QUINCE Chris Porter

HERMIA Katy Phipps

LYSANDER/SNUG David Marken

DEMETRIUS Jack Bannell

HELENA Louise Best

FIRST FAIRY/FRANCIS FLUTE Alex Scott Fairley

NICK BOTTOM Matt Pinches

 
 
 

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director Charlotte Conquest

Designer Neil Irish

Movement Director Aidan Treays

Sound Designer Matt Eaton

Assistant Designer Libby Davis

Company Stage Manager Kerrie Driscoll

Deputy Stage Manager Elaine Yeung

Assistant Stage Manager Beth Sweeney

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