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Pyramus and Thisbe

by William Shakespeare

25-29 February 2020


As the wedding of Duke Theseus and Hippolyta draws near, a group

of Athenians bids to put on a play to entertain the Duke and his entourage. While keen (well, mostly) to do their very best, will

the rude mechanicals pull it off? Will Bottom succeed in playing every part? Will the fearsome Lion scare the ladies? Will Wall keep the lovers apart or will they be reunited in the end? From A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pyramus and Thisbe is a laugh-out-loud comedy, with ‘merry and tragical’ characters. The play is complemented by recitations of Shakespeare’s sonnets and well-known speeches from Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night and others.

Director: Barbara Seymour

Production Manager: Mo Parker-Eames


Rude Mechanicals

Quince Lynn Burges

Bottom Kristina Linnell

Flute Isi Dixon

Starveling Justine Robinson

Snout Jo Sharpe

Snug Amanda Harris


Theseus Ali Bakewell

Queen Hippolyta Roxana Ciurean

Philostrate Richard Young

Lysander Dom Gaskell

Demetrius Adrian Bacon

Side Acts

Band Andy Bakewell, Jerome Foley and Savannah Dixon

Reciters Angelina Timson, Arran Mackay, Emily Girton, Gwen Murray and Margarita Papadopoulou

Dancers Arran Mackay, Margarita Papadopoulou Penny Lewin and Vic Carr


Stage Manager Emily Girton

Set Designer Andy Bakewell

Scenic Art Ali Bakewell, Linda Stafford, Caz Todd, Emily Girton, Calum Sharp, Barbara Seymour, Joe Cole, Jerome Foley, Savannah Dixon

Lighting Design Ali Bakewell and Dom Gaskell

Sound Design Ritchie Sharpe

Props Jan Dizon

Costume Ali Bakewell, Jo Sharpe and Mo Parker-Eames

Lighting and Sound Operation Ritchie Sharpe

Assistant Stage Manager Rob Dakin

Prompt Sue Scrimshaw

Front of House Manager Caroline Todd

Box Office Jackie Tivers

Photography Paul Burrows


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