Full casting has been confirmed for Tatty Hennessy’s production touring London’s private squares and gardens from June.
Shakespeare in the Squares has announced the casting for its upcoming production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, touring London’s private squares and gardens from the 19th June.
Directed by Tatty Hennessy, the production is set to star: Gemma Barnett (Hermia/Snug/Fairy), Paul Giddings (Theseus/Oberon/Quince), Jodie Jacobs(Bottom/Egeus), Sioned Jones (Hippolyta/Titania), David Leopold (Lysander/Starveling), Riad Ritchie (Demetrius/Snout), Hannah Sinclair Robinson(Helena/Flute) and James Tobin (Puck/Philostrate).
Shakespeare’s wild play of love and magic is transplanted to 1920s Britain, a country bruised by battle and economic hardship where our lovers chafe against the constraints and conventions of an older generation and seek to find freedom in the forest. There they stumble upon a riotous world untouched by time, still revelling in illusion. Moonlight suffuses this drama, bringing romance and a touch of madness – even in an oppressive world, all manner of things can happen under cover of night.
The dates and locations that the production will visit are as follows:
Wednesday 19 June Leinster Square, W2
Thursday 20 June St James’s Gardens, W11
Friday 21 June Norland Square, W11
Saturday 22 June Queen’s Park, NW6
Sunday 23 June Camden Square, NW1
Tuesday 25 June Arundel and Ladbroke Gardens, W11 2EP
Wednesday 26 June Paulton’s Square, SW3
Thursday 27 June St James’s Square, SW1
Friday 28 June Paddington Street, W1 (3pm matinee)
Paddington Street W1 (7pm evening)
Saturday 29 June Little Wormwood Scrubs Park, W10
Sunday 30 June Ladbroke Square Gardens, W11
Tuesday 2 July Cornwall Gardens, SW7
Wednesday 3 July Connaught Square, W2
Thursday 4 July Elgin and Arundel Gardens, W11
Friday 5 July Bedford Square, WC1 (part of the Bedford Square Festival)
Saturday 6 July St Peter’s Square, W6
Sunday 7 July The Courtyard at le Gothique, Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, Wandsworth, SW18
Tuesday 9 July The Courtyard at le Gothique, Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, Wandsworth, SW18 (7pm evening)
Wednesday 10 July Formosa Garden, W9. (NB GARDEN)
Thursday 11 July Cleveland Square, W2
Shakespeare in the Squares was formed in 2016 by Sue Fletcher and Martin Neild to tailor Shakespeare’s plays to the individual garden squares, and the company works with the garden committees and other local organisations to create a unique community celebration around the play. The company’s previous productions include As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will tour London’s squares and gardens from the 19th June. For more information visit: http://www.shakespeareinthesquares.co.uk/2019-a-midsummer-nights-dream