Auditions Notice – A Midsummer Nights Dream

msnd-auditionsAuditions are due to take place for the Shakespeare Live summer production of
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Performance dates will be from July 3rd – 8th 2017 at Cleeve
House, Seend.

Auditions will be held at Cleeve House, Seend, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 6PG from 10am – 4pm on Sunday January 15th 2017.

The play is to be set in Pre-Christian Athens. The Fairies will be portrayed as elven wood- nymphs.
If you would like to be considered for a part, but are unable to attend the audition, please EMAIL: shakespearelive@outlook.com

If you would like to be considered for a part, but have transport issues, please EMAIL: shakespearelive@outlook.com

If you are struggling to find the venue on the day, please call us on 07780 938107 for directions.

Cast

Human Court

Men

Theseus – Lord of Athens – a young warrior, playing age between 28 and 35

Lysander – A young lord – playing age 20 – 25

Demetrius – A young lord – playing age 20 – 25

Egeus – Hermia’s father – playing age over 45

Women

Hippolyta – Warrior Queen of the Amazons – playing age between 28 and 35

Hermia – A young lady – playing age 20 – 25

Helena – A young lady – playing age 20 – 25 (Helena should be taller than Hermia)

Philostrate – Master of Revels – any age

Commoners

Men

Nick Bottom – A weaver, also Pyramus – playing age over 45

Peter Quince – A carpenter – playing age over 45

Francis Flute – A bellows-mender, also Thisbe – playing age under 30

Tom Snout – a tinker, also Wall – playing age over 45

Snug – A joiner, also lion – playing age over 45

Godfrey Vesical, playing age over 60 (non-speaking part)

Women

Robin Starveling – A tailor, also Moonshine

Fairy

Men

Oberon – King of Fairies – playing age 35 – 45

Puck – A magical prankster, capricious – any age

Women

Titania – Queen of Fairies – playing age 35 – 45

Peaseblossom – Fairy Attendant – playing age 15 – 30

Cobweb – Fairy Attendant – playing age 15 – 30

Moth – Fairy Attendant – playing age 15 – 30

Mustardseed – Fairy Attendant – playing age 15 – 30

There are additional non-speaking parts available as additional fairies, soldiers, attendants and courtiers.

Auditions Pieces

Demetrius and Helena

Egeus, Thesues, Hermia, Demetrius and Lysander

Hippolyta and Theseus

Lovers

Mechanicals

Oberon and Titania

Puck

Puck and Fairies

Theseus and Philostrate

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