Cast -Midsummer Nights Dream 2021

Shakespeare’s magical play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. This beautiful play will be set in 1917 and will be staged at the Gladstone theatre in Port Sunlight village Sunday 25th July at 7:00 pm.   Directed by Christopher Lee-Power


Carrie Muniak


Carrie Muniak is an American actress who recently relocated to Liverpool from Los Angeles. She has trained at The Theatre Academy in Los Angeles and the British American Drama Academy in Oxford. She is very excited to be a part of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in her first production in the U.K.

Christopher Lee-Power

Oberon /Director.

Christopher Lee Power grew up in Wirral and studied acting at Richmond Drama School in London and was awarded a Diploma in Acting from Oxford University in 1996. He also attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and RADA. Christopher can be seen in For Love’s Sake on Amazon Prime as Colin Jarvis who is head of social services. He has just finished filming AS as Michael who is a politician with Asperger’s, Macbeth in King Macbeth, and filmed the ron -com  “ITILY” playing Michael which was directed by Agnes Fernandes.
He built a successful career as a theatre actor in the North West of England, his memorable roles included Shakespeare- and Chekhov-characters ranging from Polixenes, Claudius, Mark Antony, King Duncan to Astrov in Uncle Vanya. He toured in London with ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ with the ‘Young People’s Shakespeare Theatre Company’ as Quince and Egeus.  He also played  King Duncan in Macbeth at St George’s Hall in Liverpool. He filmed 9 episodes in Season 3 of the children’s TV drama Jovis and played the lovable villain Mr. Bosanti Crayco. His other TV credits include Coronation Street, Titanic- Birth of a Legend (ITV), Hollyoaks, and Mystery Files (Sky TV). BBC Real Stories (Lawyer) Channel 4s The Courtroom and Mark Antony in a short thriller film called Caesar.

Lily MacKenzie


Lily MacKenzie is an actress and voice coach, originally from Peterborough. Having studied theatre at Wrexham Glyndwr University and gaining a Master’s in Voice Practice from BCU, she has had many roles in musicals and plays including Company, The Ladykillers, and most recently the lead in “The Last Christmas Tree”, a new musical by Joel Hall. Lily is very excited to be making her Shakespearian debut in the role of Puck.

Charlotte Beaumont

Charlotte is an actress from the North West and is excited to take on the role as Hermia alongside a wonderful cast in her first professional Shakespeare play. Her recent work includes The Freedom of Speech monologue series!


Leslie  Longley 

Leslie has been acting since 2008. He has studied Acting at The City of Liverpool College (formerly Liverpool Community College) in 2016 he went to graduated from ICAT (Independent Centre for Actors Training) and in 2017 graduated from The University of Salford with a media & performance Degree. Leslie has a passion for acting. He loves everything about it. He has met some wonderful and inspiring people and just wants to carry on what he loves doing. One of his highlight of his career so far was performing at The Lowry. It has been over a year since Leslie was on a stage and can’t to be back and perform this fabulous Shakespeare play with an amazing cast and director.



Alice  Mackillop

Alice is delighted to be taking on the challenging role of lovesick Helena in ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream. Alice has been playing principal roles in a wide genre of theatrical productions for nearly a decade, but this is her first Shakespeare play. Her most recent principal roles in 2019 include Mary Featherstone’s How the Other Half Loves, Sally Driscoll’s Dangerous Obsession’, and Pauline Clench’s One Man Two Governors’. Alice describes herself as a fairy enthusiast, as this play one of the most famous fairy stories it has a special place in her heart.

Jonathan Ali


A  British-Spanish actor, director, and writer from Liverpool. He moved from Spain in 2008. He has been acting since 2017 in both television and film as well on stage. His first picture was a silent film titled “Le Soulevement” where he played wounded French soldier ‘Pierre’. His stage debut came in 2020 where he played ‘Pirate Plank’ in Barry Levy’s original play “Pirate’s Rock 2: The Souls of the Lost”.


Luke Seddon


Luke Seddon graduated from Italia Conti in 2016, with credits on both Stage and Screen, he is overjoyed to be cast as the role of Theseus, a part he has long wanted to portray. In his spare time, Luke is a Barman and musician.

Katie Brown

  1. Hippolyta/Peasblossom

Katie Brown is a singer, musician, and actress from Mossley Hill in Liverpool. Having attended Liverpool Media Academy and being passionate about music and performing arts from a young age, she has appeared in a number of short films, including the Dream State series; on stage in productions such as Rigoletto and the musical pantomime Pirates’ Rock. She will be making her Shakespearean debut as Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’

John Reynolds


John has been interested in performing since he started volunteering at the age of 7 with the Cottage Theatre, a drama group for adults with special needs, where he would help behind the scenes and also act in sketches and play songs on the guitar and saxophone. Alongside this, John has always been making his own films with his brother Matthew and in 2018 formed “Some Guys With A Camera” with their friend Conor, whom they met whilst working on filmmaking projects ran by the Plaza Community Cinema in Crosby. Their aim is to make low-budget short films that tell exciting and diverse stories. Some of John’s roles in these films include playing the lead in the short films A Backline in Belgium and Nick & Liv Together, as well as in their upcoming web series Birchall’s Pints (a comedy-drama about a fictional Liverpool craft brewery) which is currently in production. Between his own projects and while studying for his History degree, John briefly appeared as a concert spectator in Danny Boyle’s feel-good Beatles-inspired romcom Yesterday (2019).


Diana Valent


Diana is currently studying acting for TV and film and has been involved in independent theatre and short films over the last few years (including making some of her own) which she absolutely loves and wants to pursue more seriously this year.

Craig Mcgrath


Craig has appeared in many productions over the last few decades. Tommy in ”Breezeblock
Park”, Sancho Panza in “Don Quixote”, Squire Trelawney and Ben Gunn in “Treasure
Island” among many others. TV work includes “Shameless” and “Peaky Blinders”. He can be
seen in the short film “Mical” as the headmaster and as Sailor Joe in “A short film about Sea
Shanties.” Craig can also be spotted as the Angry Man in the Channel Four TV Ident. (the
one with the footballers in Liverpool)

Louise Millington



Recently toured the UK for 6 months as Snow White with M&M Theatrical Productions. Performed as Maria in West Side Story at The Atkinson with youth theatre company SONG. Currently training with North West End Acting School and Liverpool’s Royal Court Mentoring Scheme. Very excited to be on board!

Louise Wilson


In the past, I have received training from ActUpNorth and Storyhouse young company. More recently, I was cast as part of the theatre’s trainee actor scheme in 2019, which led to my professional debut in the Grovesnor Park Open-air theatre in Twelfth night and then Celia in Storyhouse’s ‘Bluestockings’ as part of their 2020 REP season. Since then I have been involved in student and indie projects in and around the northwest.

Emily Victoria


Emily is an actress and voice-over artist from Cheshire. She is a recent drama graduate from the University of Chester. Her love for acting began when she landed her first role as Alice in Wonderland at age 11. Since then she has performed in several productions in and out of education, including Macbeth, The Snow Queen, and Cabaret.




Rohan  Croman