Saturday, March 19, 2011

Previews for the week ahead

Two previews (up to now) for the week ahead, starting with my first visit to The Little Theatre in Cleadon.

Please visit Cleadon Village Little Theatre  for more details of Laura that is playing from 21st to 26th March.

Secondly really looking forward to a bit more Shakespeare at The People's Theatre in Newcastle

A Midsummer Night’s Dream


William Shakespeare

Next week magic and mayhem will be on stage at the People’s Theatre.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most enduring and most popular romantic comedies – a delight for audiences of all ages.

Hermia and Lysander are in love, but Hermia’s father does not approve the match. The couple elope to an enchanted wood outside the town. They are pursued by Lysanda’s rival for Hermia’s hand, Demetrius who in turn is doted on by Hermia’s best friend, Helena. Also in the wood that night is a troupe of amateur actors rehearsing their performance for the Duke’s wedding celebrations. None of the characters will ever be the same again when they fall into the web of discord between the king and queen of fairyland.

Lysander will be played by Dr. Keir Shiels, familiar to audiences of BBC Three’s current series  Junior Doctors: Your Life In Their Hands.

30 different characters in 4 plots woven together with wonderful language, intrigue, quarrels, magic, romance and comedy! What more could you ask?” says director, Dolores Porretta-Brown. “It’s dream of a play.”

The production is the latest event in a Season at the People’s which is celebrating its centenary year.

The Season is being documented by Tyneside artist Dave Barden who is undertaking a year’s residency at the Theatre. “The People’s is an extraordinary place,” says Barden “with wonderful opportunities for an artist to capture the warmth, energy and light.”

Barden went on, “There are few plays more exciting for an artist than Dream. It has everything.”

Listings Information
Time                7.30pm
Dates               Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 March 2011
Venue              People’s Theatre, Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
Tickets                        £10.50 [£8.50 concessions]
Box Office      0191 265 5020

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