The theatre company has announced the cast for its open air production touring to cricket clubs and The Barn Theatre Cirencester.

Directed by Joseph O’Malley (The 39 Steps, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Ben Hur – The Barn Theatre), the cast for this production is set to include: Sally Cheng, Claire -Marie Hall, Tricia Adele-Turner, Joseph Prowen and David Carlyle. They join the previously announced Aaron Sidwell.

The sixty minute and socially distanced production will be touring cricket grounds in August and September. The tour will start in the Surrey area, visiting Worplesdon, East Molesey, Shepperton, Esher and Walton-on-Thames, the show will then head to The Barn Theatre in Cirencester for the
Bank Holiday weekend, to take part in their recently announced outdoor festival BarnFest.

Seating for the show is offered in the form of 2 metre by 2 metre picnic “squares”, which can hold up to five people. These squares are distanced 2 metres from any other square and all tickets have to be purchased in one transaction.

Scoot Theatre is a new company, formed by Artistic Director Max Hutchinson who said: “We want to help people enjoy watching live theatre again in a safe and responsible way, so we’ve designed our production to be socially distant both on and off stage. We know that people aren’t going to have a good time if they’re worried about safety, so we are rigorously following the government Covid Secure guidelines. The seating arrangement is just one of the steps we are taking to minimize risk. We’re working with each venue to ensure best practice, including providing plenty of hand sanitizer, controlling both queue management and audience size, as well as implementing one-way systems. One of the
safety advantages of cricket clubs themselves is the fact that they are naturally big, open and airy spaces!”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be touring cricket grounds throughout August and September. For more information and dates visit: https://www.cricketdream.org/