A Midsummer Night's Dream

Midsummer Nights Dream poster 2002

28th June - 30th August 2002

Magdalen College school grounds


Introduction

An entertaining and accessible approach to Shakespeare and a revival of the 2000 production, this show included stilt-walking, circus skills, pyrotechnics and gleeful pandemonium with a mixture of period and modern dress. A show which laid bare the play’s dynamic and comic core, whilst still having plenty of fun with special effects. After Magdalen College School, Dream was performed at the beautiful and atmospheric venue of St Augustine’s Abbey in Canterbury.

Reviews

“Hilarious, pacy and exciting, this production will keep you engrossed. You will not see a better Dream, or a funnier Shakespeare production, than this for many, many moons.”
The Oxford Times

“Illusion and fantasy have been delightfully woven into an enchanting production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for this season’s offering from Creation Theatre Company.

Back once again in their usual summer venue in the grounds of Magdalen College School, the Athenian forest setting of the play finds a perfect pitch nestling on the banks of the Cherwell. It’s an excellent venue for this classic garden show, which is always so much the better for being staged outdoors.

The young cast work extremely well as an ensemble – both mentally and physically. This is essential, as, in addition to the challenge of delivering some of the bard’s most beautiful speeches, the production is also full of exciting stunts. Indeed tumbling, stilt-walking, and rope swinging all play a major part in this colourful show.”
The Oxford Times Guide

Artistic team

Director – Zoe Seaton
Illusionist – Paul McEneaney
Designer – Lucille Acevedo-Jones
Assistant Designer – Jessica Yates
Choreographer – Jools Beech

Cast

Jamie Bower – Demetrius/Quince
Imogen Butler-Cole – Titania/Hippolyta
Ava Burton – Helena/Snout
Paul Chesterton – Lysander/Flute
Damian Davis – Puck
Darren Ormandy – Bottom/Egeus
Elaine Postill – Hermia/Snug
Richard Stacey – Oberon/Theseus

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