'If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear..."
What a magical summer! We couldn't have chosen a better year to put on Shakespeare's best loved comedy. We rehearsed for a week in the stunning vicar's garden at St Mary Abbots and then were invited to perform in St John's Church in Notting Hill, twice in the garden at St Mary Abbots Centre, and then again in Gloucestershire- every one with a standing ovation! (Maybe something to do with the fact that it was a promenade show so most of the audience were on their feet for the whole show but we'll take it as high praise!)
I adore working with and directing teenagers and young adults, I feel constantly inspired by Shakespeare, I'm a sucker for the sunshine, and promenade theatre has become my favourite form over the years...so creating A Midsummer Night's Dream this August was honestly a recipe for heaven in my eyes! I was choked up with pride on the final performance. The energy that the team threw at every moment was electric!
Thank you to a beautiful cast and to everyone in the audiences. One of the ladies in the audience said it was even more engaging than the last RSC production she'd seen. Not that we're ones to blow our own trumpets! (Although Kitty did a very good job in the show ;)