It has been announced that West End star Cynthia Erivo will play Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool.
Directed by Nick Bagnall, the production runs between 21st March and 18th April 2015. The cast also includes Dean Nolan as Bottom and Andrew Schofield as Peter Quince.
Design is by Ashley Martin-Davis with lighting by Peter Mumford, music by James Fortune and sound by Peter Rice.
Erivo created the role of Chenice in I Can't Sing (Palladium) and played Celie in the UK premiere of The Color Purple (Menier) to tremendous critical acclaim.
Her theatre credits also include: all-female Henry IV (Donmar), title role in Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios), LIFT (Soho Theatre), Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act (UK Tour), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Gielgud), The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain (Traverse Theatre/English Touring Company) and 24 Hour Musicals (Old Vic).