2021 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Lockdown (film)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Lockdown, our 2021 production – view the free film:

Part One: HERE

Part Two: HERE

Director’s Q and A: here

To DONATE to our chosen charity, The Intensive Care Society, click here.

Downloadable pdf programme notes.


Fairies at the Bottom of my Garden

I wrote about the fairies at the bottom of my garden (during lockdown!) for Snapping the Stiletto. Click here for more ...
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There is a play… Egeus’ Opinion

There is a Play... Indeed, there was, but, unlike the Mechanicals' production of Pyramus and Thisbe, the 2021 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in Lockdown was superbly well directed, filmed and acted. It was, ...
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Titania, Sweet Queen

It says something for Helen, our director’s, vision and planning, that she could envisage how filming Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2021 could address the limitations of Covid regulations. Her rehearsal spreadsheets were a miracle of ...
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The Spotted and Inconstant Man – Demetrius

I was thrilled to get the part of Demetrius (one of the four lovers) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Lockdown - and very surprised, as I’d originally auditioned for a role as one of ...
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Prompt’s Corner

Prompt’s Corner On a cold evening in early April the first rehearsal for MND 2021 took place in our garden. Only six people allowed due to Covid restrictions, and social distancing to be maintained at ...
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Though she be but little, she is fierce: Hermia

For me, it was more than just putting on a production that was cancelled in 2020. For me, it was a lifeline, a way out of the quagmire of covid and a way of reconnecting ...
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Snuggit Says…

In February 2020 I auditioned for A Midsummer Night’s Dream with WOAS, who I’ve been with since 2012. As usual I crossed fingers for a meaty part (at my age I like line-learning just to ...
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Close up on the Cast

Actually this title is a joke. See programme notes for close-up cast details and watch these blogposts for all the gossip about rehearsing during lockdown - in their own words - over the next few ...
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Getting Used to Filming

After eight weeks of rehearsals in the cold and wet, the weekend of filming at the end of May was hot and sunny. So unprepared were some of us for the unexpected good weather, that ...
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Rehearsing Outdoors

Here are a damp-looking group of Mechanicals, rehearsing in the rain - my umbrella brim is at the top of the photo. We just carried on when it rained, which it did on several occasions ...
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