Dreams are becoming a reality for aspiring actors at Sir John Deane’s College, as students take to the stage in an ambitious performance of the Shakespearean classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
After months in rehearsal, the Northwich sixth form college will stage the Shakespearean comedy for two nights, on February 25 and 26.
The play tells the story of four young lovers who abscond into a local wood to escape their judgmental parents. However, their romantic escape is complicated by the woods’ unexpected magical residents, including fairies and their king and queen.
The students’ production will be a unique re-telling of the magical tale with music, dance and comedy used to tell the story.
The college adaptation is directed by theatre teacher Rebeccah Homer, who joined Sir John Deane’s in September. She said: “This will be a radical re-working of one of Shakespeare’s most enchanting comedies. With an abridged and adapted script, music and movement and a talented young cast assembled, the show promises to be a great showcase for the vibrancy and talent of Sir John Deane’s and its students.”
Head of performing arts Alison Richards, added: “This is a great opportunity for our students who want to have hands on experience in theatre. We are excited to welcome Rebeccah to the college, as she’s such an experienced and successful director. We are looking forward to a high quality performance.”
This production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream builds on the success of recent previous productions including Miss Saigon, and Cabaret.
Both performances will start at 7:00pm.
Tickets, priced at £5 for adults and £4 for concessions, are available from the college’s reception. For more information contact Sir John Deane’s on: 01606 810020