An event that will celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, 1616-2016.
The Royal Shakespeare Company some months ago announced:
<<A co-production between the Royal Shakespeare Company and amateur companies across the UK.
In 2016, the RSC and amateur companies around the UK take you on a very special Midsummer adventure with a unique production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The nation’s favourite Shakespeare play is performed as never before; magically intertwining professional and amateur actors, deep in an enchanted wood on Midsummer’s night. During its tour of the UK, catch the show in Stratford-upon-Avon and on tour around the UK where regional amateur groups will perform with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
On Midsummer’s Day we announced the 14 amateur companies from around the UK who will be joining us on our journey. Meet the Bottoms in our brand new trailer and visit the Dream 2016 website to get to know each company.
This is an arrangement developed between the RSC and Equity.
Supported by Arts Council England Cross-Border Touring Fund.>>
Dream 2016 Twitter account
Facebook Page RSCDream2016
<<Follow the journey of the 14 UK Amateur groups with this account and
#Dream2016 hashtag – let the fun beginning!>>
I love this logo with the donkey! It’s from the Dream 2016 site.
I’m keeping an eye on this event that sounds amazing! I never saw the play on stage, so this would be a good occasion to see it performed in such original way.
I still don’t have the cast list, but I will try to see it in London, if possible.
They also launched this other nice hashtag:
#TheBigDraw people can draw their fairies and share them on Twitter and Instagram. They appears on the official site.
There are very beautiful drawings posted by their authors. And here’s my fairy I shared with them, “The Fairy of the Leaves“:
(some tickets are not available, yet)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
16 – 26 March 2016
29 March – 2 April 2016
5 – 9 April 2016
12 – 16 April 2016
19 – 23 April 2016
26 – 30 April
On sale late July
3 – 7 May 2016
Hall for Cornwall
10 – 14 May 2016
On sale late September/early October
17 – 21 May 2016
Priority Booking from Autumn 2015
24 – 28 May 2016
On sale late October/early November
Grand Opera House
31 May – 4 June 2016
TRAILERS & CLIPS:
Meet the Bottoms | A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play for the Nation | RSC