Presented by Shakespeare Live
Friday 6th October at 8pm
Nick is an amateur actor of the kind we’ve all met, blessed with rather more enthusiasm than talent. Once again, an audition in his drama group, the Athenian Players, has ended in disappointment for Nick. Drowning his sorrows, he nods off…
As he sleeps he dreams, and in his dream he finds himself plunged into another ‘audition’: this time it is the casting scene for the mechanicals from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Nick finds himself transformed into Nick Bottom, the weaver, and the rest of his drama group into other characters from The Dream – but now Nick does get the starring role! In his fevered and chaotic dream-world Nick meets again the bossy drama group director, the self-important chairman and of course the girl he really fancies.
Shakespeare Live show you all the outlandish confusion of Bottom’s story – the stuff of fantasy, and in the end “No more yielding but a dream…”