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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare

Productions

Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1892
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1911
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1916
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1930
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1932
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1937
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1944
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1954
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1959
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1962, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1970, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1977, RSC
Broughton Castle, 1977
Open Air Theatre Regent's Park, 1983
RSC/Nat West Tour, 1983
Open Air Theatre Regent's Park, 1984
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1986, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1989, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1994, RSC
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre New York, 1996, RSC

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1892

CharacterPlayed By
BottomGeorge Weir

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1911

CharacterPlayed By
OberonMurray Carrington
PuckHetty Kenyon
StarvelingH. O. Nicholson
BottomHenry Caine
QuinceWilfred Caithness
FluteJ. Moffat Johnston
SnugJames Berry

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1916

CharacterPlayed By
TitaniaMarjorie Foy

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1930

CharacterPlayed By
BottomRoy Byford

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1932

CharacterPlayed By
TitaniaDorothy Francis

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1937

CharacterPlayed By
TitaniaRosalind Iden
OberonGodfrey Kenton
QuinceRandle Ayrton
FluteRichard Blatchley
SnoutDennis Roberts
BottomBaliol Holloway
StarvelingGerald Kay-Souper

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1944
Director: Robert Atkins

CharacterPlayed By
PuckMary Honer

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1954
Producer and Director: George Devine

Programme available to buy in our eBay Store

CharacterPlayed By
Theseus, Duke of AthensKeith Michell
Hippolyta, Queen of the AmazonsJean Wilson
Philostrate, Master of the RevelsEdward Atienza
Egeus, Father to HermiaGeoffrey Bayldon
HermiaZena Walker
DemetriusBasil Hoskins
LysanderTony Britton
HelenaBarbara Jefford
Quince, a carpenterLeo McKern
Bottom, a weaverAnthony Quayle
Flute, a bellows-menderIan Bannen
Starveling, a tailorPeter Duguid
Snout, a tinkerJames Grout
Snug, a joinerMervyn Blake
Puck, or Robin GoodfellowDavid O'Brien
A FairyJean Morley
Oberon, King of the FairiesPowys Thomas
Titania, Queen of the FairiesMuriel Pavlow
Peasebottom, a FairyAnnette Apcar
Cobweb, a FairyAudrey Seed
Moth, a FairyJill Cary
Mustardseed, a FairyAlexandra Jack

Attendants on Theseus, Hippolyta and Oberon: Jan Bashford, Beverley Cross, David King, Kevin Miles, Timothy Parkes, Donald Pickering, John Turner, James Villiers, Frank Waters

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1959
Director: Peter Hall

CharacterPlayed By
PuckIan Holm
OberonRobert Hardy
DemetriusEdward de Souza
LysanderAlbert Finney
HelenaVanessa Redgrave
HermiaPriscilla Morgan
BottomCharles Laughton

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1962
RSC. Director: Peter Hall.

CharacterPlayed By
BottomPaul Hardwick
TitaniaJudi Dench

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1970
RSC. Director: Peter Brook

CharacterPlayed By
OberonAlan Howard
TitaniaSara Kestelman
BottomDavid Waller
PuckJohn Kane

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1977

CharacterPlayed By
TitaniaMarjorie Bland
OberonPatrick Stewart

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Broughton Castle
July 1977
Banbury Cross Players Jubilee Production.
Devised by: Tony Neale. Directors: Martin Blinkhom/Tony Neale/Phyl Wherry.
Production Assistant: Anne Parkin. Stage Manager: Richard Westcott.
Costumes: Gay Reynolds. Lighting: Ron Buckler.
Sound: Tony Roberts. Properties: Raye Bamford.

CharacterPlayed By
TheseusJohn Bennett
HippolytaAnne Parkin
EgeusGerry Steer
HermiaLoretta Bridger
LysanderRon Bridger
DemetriusTim Conrad
HelenaJanice Lake
PhilostrateClive Carey
PuckLiz Scamans
OberonGraham Wilton
TitaniaSonia Blinkhorn
Titania's MaidHeather Macnair
PuckDee Bauckham
QuinceMallcolm Punchard
BottomBob Clement
FluteMike Sheldon
StarvelingRichard Moat
SnoutJeremy Turner
SnugDavid Lake
Courtiers to Theseus, Titania & OberonSimon Bonner, Rachel Boulton, Pat Clement, Nadine Nitison, Tim Davis, Kath Dayton, Maggie Finan, Pete Lofthouse, Tim Moulding, Jan Sewell, Julian Sleath, Tony Snee, Perry Taylor, Tony Thatcher

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Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
Season ending 27th August 1983
Representation of David Conville's 1982 production. Director: Christopher Biggins.
Designer: Tim Goodchild. Lighting: Ian Callander.
Music: Gary Yershon. Choreography: Miranda Fellows.

CharacterPlayed By
Theseus, Duke of Athens/
Oberon, King of the Fairies
Peter Woodward
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons/
Titania, Queen of the Fairies
Julie Dawn Cole
Philostrate/PuckGraham Chinn
EgeusRobert Lister
Hermia, daughter to EgeusAbigail McKern
DemetriusDouglas Hodge
LysanderJohn Curry
HelenaJo Ross
Quince, a CarpenterDonald Pelmear
Bottom, a WeaverBerwick Kaler
Flute, a Bellows MenderPaul Raffield
Starveling, a TailorStephen Newman
Snout, a TinkerVincenzo Nicoli
Snug, a JoinerRobert Lister
First Fairy/PeaseblossomJanet Moran
CobwebStephen Rayne
MothFrancesca Longrigg
MustardseedHamilton Wilson

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RSC/Nat West Tour
1983
Director: Sheila Hancock

CharacterPlayed By
TitaniaPenny Downie
BottomPhilip Jackson
PeaseblossomSusan Jane Tanner

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Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
1984

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownTristam Wymark
UnknownNatasha Richardson
UnknownJulia Swift
UnknownRichard E Grant

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1986
RSC. Director: Bill Alexander.

CharacterPlayed By
OberonGerard Murphy
TitaniaJanet McTeer
BottomPete Postlethwaite

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.
First performance: 30th March 1989
RSC production. Director: John Caird.
Designer: Sue Blane. Lighting: Alan Burrett. Music: Ilona Sekacz.
Choreography: Anthony van Laast. Sound: Paul Slocombe.

CharacterPlayed By
TheseusJohn Carlisle
HippolytaClare Higgins
EgeusRussell Enoch
HermiaAmanda Bellamy
DemetriusPaul Lacoux
LysanderStephen Simms
HelenaSarah Crowden
QuincePaul Webster
BottomDavid Troughton
FluteGraham Turner
StarvelingDhobi Oparei
SnoutDavid Shaw-Parker
SnugJimmy Gardner
PuckRichard McCabe
FairyLiza Hayden
OberonJohn Carlisle
Oberon's FairyKeith Goozee
Oberon's FairyPeter Hamilton Dyer
Oberon's FairyAndrew Havill
Oberon's FairyNeil Richardson
TitaniaClare Higgins
Titania's FairySharon Hinds
Titania's FairyPolly Kemp
Titania's FairyJacqueline Leonard
Changeling Boy (alternating with MJ)Krishnan Chauhan
Changeling Boy (alternating with KC)Mandip Jheeta
Peaseblossom (alternating with FG)Charlotte Bridgewater
Peaseblossom (alternating with CB)Fiona Gibson
Cobweb (alternating with ZG)Richard Handy
Cobweb (alternating with RH)Zachary Gregory
Moth (alternating with MS)Curtis Mason
Moth (alternating with CM)Mark Seavers
Mustardseed (alternating with JB)Chloe Trotman
Mustardseed (alternating with CT)Jodie Ball
Musicians
Flute/PiccoloByam Grounds
Alto/Soprano SaxophonesEdward Watson
BassoonRoger Hellyer
DrumsJames Jones
DrumsJohn Gibson
TrumpetRobert Pritchard
TrumpetPeter Fisher
HornPeter Morris
HornDavid Statham
TromboneGareth Richards
Keyboards (alternating with MT)John Woolf
Keyboards (alternating with JW)Michael Tubbs

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.
First performance: 28th July 1994
RSC production. Director: Adrian Noble.
Designer: Anthony Ward. Lighting Designer: Chris Parry. Music: Ilona Sekacz.
Movement: Sue Lefton. Sound: Paul Slocombe.

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CharacterPlayed By
Theseus/OberonAlex Jennings
Hippolyta/TitaniaStella Gonet
Philostrate/PuckBarry Lynch
EgeusAlfred Burke
Hermia, his daughterEmma Fielding
LysanderToby Stephens
DemetriusKevin Doyle
HelenaHaydn Gwynne
Peter Quince, a carpenter/FairyPhilip Voss
Nick Bottom, a weaverDesmond Barrit
Francis Flute, a bellows-mender/FairyDaniel Evans
Tom Snout, a tinker/FairyHoward Crossley
Snug, a joiner/FairyKenn Sabberton
Robin Starveling, a tailor/FairyRobert Gillespie
First FairyAnn Hasson
FairyJonathan Dean
FairyElaine Pyke
FairyDarren Roberts
FairyFiona Tong
Musicians
FluteIan Reynolds
ClarinetEdward Watson
HornPeter Morris
HornDavid Statham
Percussion (alternating with NG)James Jones
Percussion (alternating with JJ)Nigel Garvey
KeyboardRoger Hellyer
KeyboardMichael Tubbs

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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York
20th March - 26th May 1996
RSC. Director: Adrian Noble.

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownUnknown

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