A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: A PLAY FOR THE NATION
The Royal Shakespeare Company is touring a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to 12 theatres across the UK, including The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford. It will be a play for the whole nation, to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream contains probably theatre’s most famous amateur company, the Mechanicals. They include some of Shakespeare’s best-loved characters, such as Bottom, the group’s enthusiastic leading man, and Peter Quince the company’s long-suffering director.
To celebrate Shakespeare’s unique role as the people’s playwright the RSC is looking to work with a local amateur theatre company in each city or town the production visits. From each of these amateur theatre companies six amateur actors (plus a director) will be cast to play the role of the Mechanicals when the play is performed in their city or town. They will also be invited to come and perform at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon at the end of the tour.
Deadline for applications is: 16th March 2015