Friday, 8 April 2016

Freddie Fox & Maddy Hill to star in "wildly creative" A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Simon Evans is bringing his "irreverent, mischievous and wildly creative" interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the Southwark Playhouse.

The show will open on 6th June (previews from 31st May) and run until 1st July 2016. 

The production’s seven-strong cast will be led by Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss/Hay Fever) and Maddy Hill (EastEnders).

The company also includes Lucy Eaton as Helena / Starveling, Freddie Hutchins as Lysander / Flute, Melanie Fullbrook as Puck, Suzie Preece as Hermia / Snug and Ludovic Hughes as Oberon / Theseus.

This 90 minute version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is performed not by the usual 17 actors but instead a troupe of 7 – promising something altogether different, and full of surprises. Audiences will witness the anarchic adventure of this 7 strong company embracing the exhilarating challenge of being in 17 places at once - this is farce meets Shakespeare in the most exciting way.

Simon Evans said: "Go People are amongst the smartest, most talented and tenacious group of actors I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. I've been an Ambassador for them since their inception and watched them grow from a fledgling troupe into a thrilling creative company. 

"OurDream, performed not by the usual 17 actors but instead a troupe of 7, is something very special: the wild, anarchic spirit providing expected comedy and unexpected tenderness to bubble up when you least expect it. With this show I'm proud to do what I can to bring Go People and their unique style into the spotlight they so richly deserve."

1 comment:

  1. Wouldn’t it be lovely to see a "straight forward” version of Shakespeare again? It seems SO long since we did so. Every Director seems to be too intent on being more "Arty-Farty" than the last one! The Dream is an amazing play. Over 400 years old, it still has the ability to send audiences home wreathed in smiles and laughing heartily. Let’s hear it for the “Give Us Back Our Will” Party ! :)