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The Pocket Dream  RSC Open Stages

Elly Brewer & Sandi Toksvig

On-stage at the Duchess Theatre, Chatsworth Centre, West Gate, Long Eaton
Wednesday 19th - Saturday 22nd October 2011
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Contact Theatre Manchester (RSC Open Stages Regional Showcase)
Friday 25th May 2012 7.30pm
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RSC Swan Theatre Stratford Upon Avon (RSC Open Stages National Showcase)
Sunday 15th July 2012 4pm
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We have paid to see Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream but there is a problem: most of the actors are in dispute with the management and won’t come out of The Cricketers pub. However, we’ve got two of them, and with the Deputy Stage Manager’s determination and other reluctant associated people, a cast and a performance is cobbled together. Each ‘performer’ must play multiple roles with whatever costumes they can find, and off we go for two hours of confusion, bravado, romance and fun.

RSC Open Stages

‘RSC Open Stages is a new project that aims to embrace, develop and celebrate amateur theatre, re-forging the bond with the world of professional theatre while opening up access to Shakespeare for performers and audiences alike.

Over 2011/2012 the RSC, in partnership with a number of regional theatres and amateur theatre associations, will run a national programme of skills sharing events and showcases, with amateur societies from across the UK producing their own RSC branded Shakespeare themed productions.

The RSC wants to lead a step change in the relationship with the amateur sector; to recognise its rich traditions, open our doors to its work and collaborate with partners nationally to leave a significant legacy.’

Michael Boyd
RSC Artistic Director

Martin Holtom Felix Barker
Martin Holtom
Lizzie O'Hara Jo Payne
Lizzie O'Hara
Donna Chinn Phyllida Brewster
Donna Chinn
Gary Peake Dave Hershaw
Gary Peake
Dan Bates Tom Brindle
Dan Bates
Mike Evans Simon Beaumont
Mike Evans
Fleur Hebditch Director
Fleur Hebditch

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