Merseyside. Midsummer Nights Dream Open Air production or Live Stream

Do you love acting, would you like to be part of the magical production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Open Air production or Live Stream on Zoom in 2021

The Power Foundation for Young People is casting Shakespeare’s magical play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. This beautiful play will be set in 1917 and will be either staged in the Victorian picturesque Port Sunlight village, Wirral sometime in  2021. or if in lockdown, we will stream it via Zoom. 

We are open to local actors of all ages. This is either an open-air production or we will stream it via zoom safely and great for those who are interested in working on Shakespeare.

Scripts, costumes, and refreshments are provided. It could be ideal for e.g young people looking to add a credit to your CV. Maybe you’re looking for an opportunity to get involved with something creative during lockdown.

This is a voluntary

Auditions will be  via Zoom. If you are interested in being part of this magical journey then email us your CV and the role you are interested in. Oberon has been cast.  thepowerfoundationfyp@gmail.com

THESEUS

Heroic, Duke of Athens, Theseus plans to marry Hippolyta in four days’ time. Appears at the beginning and end of the play.  

TITANIA (HIPPOLYTA)

Queen of the Fairies, she is led to dote on the ass-headed Bottom by magic and proceeds to provide for him and instructs her fairies to gather, including painted butterfly wings to fan the moonbeams from his sleeping eyes. 

HIPPOLYTA

Legendary Queen of the Amazons, she has recently been ‘wooed by the sword of Theseus and he has won her love through his injuries’. She is now betrothed to him. Appears at the beginning and end of the play.

EGEUS (PETER QUINCE)

A Citizen of Athens, Father to Hermia, who insists she marry Demetrius. Appears at the beginning and end of the play. Has an important speech at the beginning of the play when he brings the complaint against his daughter to Theseus.

PETER QUINCE

A carpenter with literary pretensions. He is struggling to ‘direct’ a play that he has written for Theseus’s marriage celebration. His attempts to direct a motley crew of fellow craftsmen provide a rich vein of broad comedy potential, culminating in the ‘polished performance’ of ‘Pyramus and Thisbe’ at the end of the play. He also plays ‘Prologue’ in his play. 

HERMIA

A young woman of Athens. Hermia and Helena have been lifelong friends since ‘school and through childlike innocence. Hermia is impetuous, fiery, and totally confident. She does not want to marry Demetrius because she is in love with Lysander, but cannot believe it when Lysander suddenly dotes on Helena. 

LYSANDER

A young man of Athens In love with Hermia, he remains faithful to her and they plan to meet in the wood that night and run away together to his aunt’s house, that is until Puck’s misapplied magic causes him to dote on Helena instead.  

HELENA

A young woman of Athens, and a lifelong friend of Hermia, She is in love with Demetrius to whom she was once betrothed, but when Demetrius met Helena’s friend Hermia, he fell in love with her and abandoned Helena. Helena is bright, yet cautious and not too confident. Helena should be taller than Hermia, ‘She has made a comparison between our statues. She has urged her height’ ‘A painted Maypole’. 

DEMETRIUS

A young man of Athens and chosen suitor to Hermia, he is pursued by Helena and eventually having been bewitched by Oberon, falls in love with her.  

NICK BOTTOM

An overconfident weaver chose to play Pyramus in ‘Pyramus and Thisbe’. A ham actor who tries to convince the director that he could play all the other parts better.He also becomes Titania’s ass of a lover for a short time when Oberon casts a spell on her.

FRANCIS FLUTE (PEASEBLOSSOM)

A bellows-mender, because he is the youngest he is forced to play Thisbe, a young girl, in the play, despite him showing the first flush of a beard. He insists that to do the part justice he uses a high pitched squeaky voice.  

PEASEBLOSSOM

Fairy attends Titania and Bottom after she falls in love with him.

SNUG (Cobweb)

A joiner chose to play the lion in the Artisan’s play because ‘He is slow of study’ and would have difficulty learning lines. Snug worries that his roaring will frighten the ladies in the audience. 

COBWEB

Fairy attends Titania and Bottom after she falls in love with him.

TOM SNOUT

A tinker chosen to play Pyramus’s father in the Artisan’s play. He ends up playing the part of the wall which divides the two lovers.  

MOTH

Fairy attends Titania and Bottom after she falls in love with him.

ROBIN STARVELING

A tailor chose to play Thisbe’s mother in the Artisan’s play. He ends up playing the part of Moonshine.

MUSTARDSEED

Fairy attends Titania and Bottom after she falls in love with 

OBERON has been cast.

PUCK Also known as ‘Robin Goodfellow’ or ‘hobgoblin’. He is a trickster figure who pulls pranks and good luck as ‘that merry wanderer of the night’. Puck serves Oberon. Must be nimble. It is possible that this part could be played by a female.