On 24th May almost eighteen months of work comes to fruition when Everyman members Steven Smith, Cari Barley, Paul Fanning, Phil Jones, Ricky Valentine and Henry Nott join the professional cast of the RSC’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for their first performance at the New Theatre. The team portray ‘The Mechanicals’ who are tasked with performing the Pyramus and Thisbe play for the wedding of Duke Theseus and Hippolyta.
Everyman director Simon Futty has been extraordinarily lucky to have worked with deputy artistic director of the RSC, Erica Whyman and associate producer Sophie Ivatts in directing the team through auditions, conference call rehearsals, and now, an intensive week long rehearsal where the scenes are slotted into the professionally cast and directed production. In addition the team have received training in voice, movement and text-work from some of the RSC’s leading practitioners.
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After the run the show tours to Belfast and then is resident at the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon where Everyman get to perform on the 13th and 14th of July.
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Please come and support the team as well as experience with them the end of this extraordinary journey!