A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Botanic Gardens, Albury

Fri and Sat March 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2014

 Come and be enchanted by love all over again.”

Synopsis:

In a wood outside Ancient Athens two pairs of young lovers discover that “the course of true love never did run  mooth!” Encounters with the Fairy King and Queen, the real King and his betrothed Queen, the mischievous Puck, and  a band    of would be actors are the ingredients of this timeless comedy.

Proudly supported by the Albury City Council through the Community and Cultural Grants Program, this is the first production of a new local amateur theatre company – The Other Theatre Company.

A fresh script has translated the play into more Modern English making this the ideal production for those not familiar with the original language of the play. Bring the whole family and your favorite picnic, chair, or rug for a fun evening. Vendors will be on site to provide food and refreshments and a festive atmosphere.

Featuring a cast of over 40 talented local amateur actors, musicians and singers with spectacular costumes, singing,   dancing and music – this is a faithful adaptation of Shakespeare’s original play. Plenty of laughs guaranteed.

William Shakespeare:

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, actor and writer and is one of the most famous playwrights in the world. Throughout his life he wrote and collaborated on a grand total of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and many other verses. His plays have been translated to every major living language in the world and are performed more than any other playwright in history. No one knows when William Shakespeare’s much loved comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream was first performed, although historians have estimated somewhere between 1594 and 1596. Since then this play has been performed hundreds of times to audiences all over the globe, in a variety of styles. The version you will see tonight is an adaptation of the original script and has simplified the Shakespearean language whilst still remaining faithful to the original text. We hope you enjoy it.

Cast:

Theseus                                              ANTHONY MCCAUGHEY

Hippolyta                                          MARISABEL BONET-CRUZ

Egeus                                                  GEORGE PENDER

Philostrate                                         TANYA HARVEY

Court Trumpeter                             MICHAEL PARKER

Lysander                                            LUKE MCCLOUNAN

Hermia                                              JAYDEN SCHRICKKER

Demetrius                                         NATHAN GELLIE

Helena                                                JOHANNA UNIACKE

Oberon                                               DAVID NEWPORT

Titania                                                CHRISTINE DUFF

Puck                                                    SHOSHANNA GRIFFIN

Head Fairy                                         REBECCA CONDON

Peaseblossom                                    EMILY GAMZE

Cobweb                                               ANDRINA DIXEN

Moth                                                    AMY MOYLE

Mustardseed                                       ELEANOR VAN VEEN

Oberon and Titania’s Court             WODONGA CALISTHENIC ACADEMY, SARAH FRASER, NATASHA FRASER, TEAH MARTIN, DANA MARTIN, BEC WILLCOX, COSIE BOLAND, JORDAN TAYLOR, NICOLA GLEDHILL, EBONY MOORMAN, ALEX STARK, GEORGIA STARK, GEMMA THORNYCROFT

Peter Quince                                       REBECCA SIMMONS

Nick Bottom                                       NICK TALBOT

Francis Flute                                      RO MCGILLIVRAY

Tom Snout                                          CLAIRE MCCAUGHEY

Snug                                                      LUKE MCCAUGHEY

Robin Starvelling                               PETER UNIACKE

 

Director (notes):

When I was first approached to direct A Midsummer Night’s Dream I was thrilled. Shakespeare’s productions have been produced around the world and I wanted to make sure we did the great bard’s play justice. I was quickly met with a wonderfully enthusiastic cast and crew from all walks of theatrical life – and with the expert involvement of The Squeakers, the Calisthenics Academy and even Michael Parker on Trumpet – not to mention the mighty force that soon became our production team, the generous sponsorship of the local region, and the tireless enthusiasm and support of my father and Producer Peter Uniacke, the bard’s great play quickly grew to a great cast and community all of its own. It has been greatly rewarding seeing everyone bring this production to this truly unique stage  and I hope you all enjoy the experience as much as I have! LAURA UNIACKE

Crew:

Director                                                LAURA UNIACKE

Producer                                               PETER UNIACKE

Costume                                                MORGAN PINDER OF MONKEY SAID THE MUSHROOM

Ass Costumes                                      RO MCGILLIVRAY, REBECCA SIMMONS, BORDERSCROS SCA

Set Construction                                 PETER UNIACKE, SCOTT BISHOP, GEORGE PENDER

Music                                                     THE SQUEAKERS RECORDER ENSEMBLE, RACHEL BUCHAN, ANDRIAN DIXEN, ALEXANDRA ELLIS, SUZANNE HICKS, NATASHA KRONENBERG, URSULA GENAEHR

Musical Direction                                MARISABEL BONET-CRUZ WITH URSULA GENAEHR

Stage Director                                      PIETA SWANN

Graphic Design                                    LAURA UNIACKE OF RUBY JAY DESIGN

Promotions                                           SHOSHANNA GRIFFIN, MARISABEL BONET-CRUZ

Lighting and Sound                             BRENT SCOTT

Hair Stylist                                            TESS MURPHY OF STEAMLOCKS

Make-up                                                 LEANNE GAMZE, CHRISTINE DUFF

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