a midsummer night's dream
60 minutes, family-friendlY
Demetrius/Peter Quince: Luke Thornton
Helena/Titania/Starveling: Aoibheann Biddle
Hermia/Snug: Sally Cheng
Bottom/Oberon: Darrell Brockis
Lysander/Snout: Miles Henderson
Puck/Flute: Rowena Lennon
Directed by Max Hutchinson
Designed by Alana Ashley
In summer 2022 we remounted (AGAIN!) our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but this time we were supported by the fabulous ‘house’ scheme delivered by Farnham Maltings and the Arts Council.
We partnered with theatres and their local cricket clubs to create new relationships in the communities we visited. Tickets were purchased via the theatre, but the show was performed at the cricket club.
This was also our first sustainable design, from the brilliant mind of Alana Ashley, who created flowers from recycled cups and forks and our forest was made from reclaimed timber. We visited our first rugby club and swimming pool on this tour also!
Full tour venues: Dorking Halls Plays in the Park, Quay Arts at Newclose County Cricket Club on the Isle of Wight, The Mill Arts Centre at Bicester and North Oxford Cricket Club, Bearsted CC, Valley End CC, Henley Kenton Theatre at Henley Rugby Club, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds at Bury St Edmunds CC and Farnham Maltings at Farnham CC
"it was incredible! thank you for making shakespeare make sense."
"a wonderful afternoon's entertainment...enjoyed by 3 generations. great acting and music which retained both the fun and drama of shakespeare. come back soon!"
"i've been to many outdoor shakespeare, but a midsummer night's dream by scoot theatre has got to have been the most energetic and fun. Loved it!"
"loved loved loved this! fabulous!!! such an energetic performance...thank you!"
"what a skilful, perfectly executed, shaRp and inventive joyous romp. brilliant direction and cast."
"very entertaining and wonderfully captivating. Highly recommended to anyone."
"such a delight...this production hit all the right notes, humour, farce and speed. it was lovely to see 3 young children in the front row laughing and giggling at the antics of the actors. well done scoot theatre!"