Phill Jupitus To Star In A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM At Theatre Royal Bath

Phill Jupitus To Star In A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM At Theatre Royal Bath

The Theatre Royal Bath is delighted to announce the cast for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, the final production in the theatre's highly acclaimed summer season featuring Phill Jupitus in his first ever Shakespeare role, and directed by Laurence Boswell. You are invited to attend the press night on Wednesday 10th August.

The cast features Oscar Batterham (Flute), Darrell D'Silva (Oberon/ Thesues), Simon Gregor (Puck), Gregory Gudgeon (Starveling), Melissa James (First Fairy), Phill Jupitus (Bottom), Forbes Masson (Quince), Vinta Morgan (Snout), Eve Ponsonby (Hermia), William Postlethwaite (Lysander), Ekow Quartey (Snug), Wilf Scolding (Demetrius), KaTy Stephens (Titania/ Hippolyta), Maya Wasowicz (Helena) and Natalie Windsor (Second Fairy).

Oscar Batterham's recent theatre credits include Stella (Brighton Theatre Royal / LIFT), The One That Got Away (Theatre Royal Bath) and The Wars of the Roses (Rose Theatre, Kingston).

Darrell D'Silva's recent theatre credits include X (Royal Court), Dunsinane (USA Tour/RSC/NTS) and Wendy and Peter Pan (RSC).

Simon Gregor's recent theatre credits include Things We Do for Love and King Lear (Theatre Royal Bath) and American Psycho (Almeida).

Gregory Gudgeon's recent theatre credits include Monsieur Popular (Theatre Royal Bath), Twelfth Night (Prague Shakespeare Festival) and Wendy and Peter Pan (Royal Shakespeare Company).

Melissa James was recently in The Bodyguard (UK Tour), Guys and Dolls (Chichester Festival Theatre) and Cats (Tour).

Phill Jupitus is best known for BBC2'S pop quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC2) and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave) as well as live stand up shows all over the UK. Phill's theatre credits include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Producers (UK Tour) and Urinetown (Apollo Theatre).

Forbes Masson's recent theatre credits include Doctor Faustus (Duke of Yorks), Mr Footes Other Leg (Theatre Royal Haymarket/Hampstead Theatre) and The Ruling Class (Trafalgar Studios).

Vinta Morgan's recent theatre credits include Dreamland (Arcola), The Merchant of Venice (Almeida) and Richard III (Trafalgar Studios).

Eve Ponsonby's recent theatre credits include Little Eyolf (Almeida), Shakespeare in Love (Noël Coward Theatre) and Tis Pity She's A Whore (Barbican)

William Postlethwaite's recent theatre credits include The Mother (The Tricycle Theatre/ Theatre Royal Bath), Brave New World (Northampton Theatre Royal/Derngate Tour) and Journey's End (Watermill Theatre)

Ekow Quartey was recently seen in Peter Pan and As You Like It (National Theatre) and Richard II (Shakespeare's Globe).

Wilf Scolding's recent theatre credits include The Glass Menagerie (Nuffield Theatre), Arcadia (English Touring Company) and Strange Interlude (National Theatre).

KaTy Stephens' recent theatre credits include The Kinds Speech (Chichester/Birmingham Rep), Oh No It Isn't (Belgrade Theatre) and Dr Scroggy's War (Shakespeare's Globe).

Maya Wasowicz's recent theatre credits include Disgraced (English Theatre Frankfurt), Dagestan (Rich Mix) and The Last of The De Mullins (Jermyn St Theatre).

Natalie Windsor's recent theatre credits include Dirty Dancing (UK Tour) Jack and the Beanstalk (TownGate Theatre) and Fame (West End).

Olivier Award- winning director Laurence Boswell directs this brand new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 1616.

On one magical night in the middle of summer the world turns upside down as fairies run amok, a troupe of manual workers rehearse a play and four lovers fall in and out of love. Shakespeare's best-loved comedy interweaves three stories set in Athens and the enchanted woods outside the city. As Theseus and Hippolyta prepare to marry in Athens, Hermia is ordered to wed Demetrius. When Hermia and Lysander elope to the woods, Helena and Demetrius follow... On the same night - in the same wood - the fairy king, Oberon, and his queen, Titania, are feuding over ownership of a little Indian boy. ...and Bottom, the Weaver and his band are rehearsing a play.

Laurence Boswell is the Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio and an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His recent work includes The Mother, Exit the King, Intimate Apparel and the Spanish Golden Age Season. He directed Popcorn in the West End and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg on Broadway.

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