A Midsummer Night's Dream

Midsummer Nights Dream poster 2005

7th July - 10th September 2005

Headington Hill Park, Oxford


Introduction

Back by popular demand, director Zoe Seaton and visual consultant Paul McEneaney returned to re-imagine this spellbinding production. Stilt-walking Titania and Oberon towered over the rest of the cast whilst Puck performed magic tricks including making Lysander levitate and appearing from impossibly small places! Hilarious performances from Tom Edden as Quince and Darren Ormandy, who returned to play Bottom, had audiences rolling in the isles throughout the final mechanicals scene.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed to sell out audiences and standing ovations.
A combination of magic, stunning illusions and colourful costumes made this a lively summer production to remember.

Reviews

“Magic and stilt walking gives Oberon and Titania a convincingly other-worldy presence.”
The Times

“Creation have the perfect setting for Shakespeare’s lightest comedy about mischief and misunderstandings, which is produced with fantastic energy and imagination. The cast make use of their stunning acrobatics skills to bring to life the magical world of the Dream.”
Bicester Advertiser

“The cast faithfully re-produce the comedy in its familiar and well-loved form but the zest and vitality of their individual performances brings it bang up to date. With perfect comedy timing Shakespeare’s timeless lines are brought vividly to life so as to have us rolling in the aisles with laughter. This play sparkles with the true ingenuity that only Shakespeare can conjure and with the liberal use of trickery, diversion and levitation the cast rise to the occasion and deliver truly glittering performances.”
Radio Cherwell

Artistic team

Director – Zoe Seaton
Illusionist – Paul McEneaney
Designer – Kate Unwin
Voice and Verse Coach – Richard Ryder
Choreographer – Aiden Treays
Fight Director – Mike Bower

Cast

Phil Cheadle – Puck
Tom Edden – Demetrius/Quince
Amanda Haberland – Helena/Snout
Anthony Hunt – Oberon
Stephanie Jory – Titania
Darren Ormandy – Bottom
Pippa Nixon – Hermia/Snug
James Thorne – Lysander/Flute

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