3 July 2023
There was much mirth, merriment and magic at Woldingham last week as Year 10 and Lower Sixth performers and crew staged a marvellous production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Set at a music festival to rival Glastonbury in the grounds of a country estate, the production was designed to be performed outside in our lovely grounds. The British weather had other ideas, however, and our adaptable actors and crew – and director Mr Neil O’Gorman - rose to the challenge of re-staging it in the auditorium at short notice. The result was an utter delight, which easily transported the audience to “Athens Manor” and the “…bank where the wild thyme blows…”
Our festival-goer cast, including environmentalists who think they’re fairies, a self-proclaimed fashion designer (Nicki Bottom), a botox vendor (Franny Flute) and a wannabe pop star (Hermia), told this timeless tale terrifically – and hilariously.
A note in the programme may have read “with apologies to William Shakespeare” but we’re sure he would have loved it.