A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation
 archiveThe Royal Shakespeare Company will work with thirteen theatre partners and a vast range of amateur theatre-makers across the UK to produce a play for the whole nation. Directed by Deputy Artistic Director, Erica Whyman, this special production will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016. Of all Shakespeare's plays, this one is especially loved for its delightful comedy, magical setting and glorious characters. A professional RSC company will tour A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation for twelve weeks throughout the spring and summer of 2016. In every location, a new group of amateur performers will play Bottom and the rude mechanicals, and local schoolchildren will play Titania's fairy train

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Archive listings for A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation

Work type: Play.

A Play for the Nation - T1575210891

Co-produced with 14 amateur companies from every nation and region of the UK, opens in Stratford, before embarking on a nationwide tour. The production opens in Stratford-upon-Avon and will tour to all nations and regions of the UK with the same professional company. In each region, Bottom and the mechanicals will be played by a local amateur group, cast and trained by the RSC, in collaboration with 13 partner theatres. Titania's fairy train will be played by local school children in every location. A Midsummer Night's Dream returns to Stratford for Midsummer, when all 14 amateur companies will have an opportunity to play on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage.Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Erica Whyman. Design Tom Piper. Lighting Charles Balfour. Music Sam Kenyon. Sound Andrew Franks. Director Sian Williams (movement director). Performer Ayesha Dharker (Titania). Performer Jamie Cameron (Fairy). Performer Lila Clements (Fairy). Performer Lucy Ellinson (Puck). Performer Aimee Gray (Fairy). Performer Peter Hamilton Dyer (Egeus). Performer Laura Harding (Hippolyta). Performer Jack Holden (Lysander). Performer Chris Nayak (Demetrius). Performer Mercy Ojelade (Hermia). Performer Chu Omambala (Oberon). Performer Sam Redford (Theseus). Performer Laura Riseborough (Helena). Performer Isaac Ssebandeke (First Fairy). Performer Alex Tomkins (Fairy). Performer Jon Trenchard (Philostrate).
31 May 16 to 4 Jun 16Grand Opera House, Belfast :: V548
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24 May 16 to 28 May 16New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
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10 May 16 to 14 May 16Hall for Cornwall, Truro :: V1183
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3 May 16 to 7 May 16Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
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26 Apr 16 to 30 Apr 16Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
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19 Apr 16 to 23 Apr 16Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
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12 Apr 16 to 16 Apr 16Alhambra Theatre, Bradford :: V965
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5 Apr 16 to 9 Apr 16Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool :: V518
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29 Mar 16 to 2 Apr 16Citizens Theatre, Glasgow :: V611
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17 Feb 16 to 16 Jul 16Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon :: V135
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation is a co-production between the Royal Shakespeare Company and amateur theatre companies across the UK. This is an arrangement developed between the RSC and Equity.Company Royal Shakespeare Company (in association with Tower Theatre Company). Director Erica Whyman.
17 May 16 to 21 May 16Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
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