Casting for Midsummer Night’s Dreaming


A group of returning RSC actors will perform Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in full over three days, as part of our digital theatre project.

Directed by our Artistic Director Gregory Doran, Joe Dixon returns in the role of Bottom, which he played in Gregory's 2008 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Also reprising their roles from this production are Peter de Jersey as Oberon, Ricky Champ as Snout, Jim Hooper as Starveling and Mark Hadfield as Puck. Paul Chahidi is reprising his role as Quince from Gregory's original 2005 production.

From Nancy Meckler's 2011 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream are Lucy Briggs-Owen as Helena and Felix Hayes as Snug. Joining them are Alexandra Gilbreath as Titania, Anneika Rose as Hermia, Mark Quartley as Lysander, Chris Lew Kum Hoi as Flute and Simon Manyonda as Demetrius.

Our digital theatre project Midsummer Night's Dreaming, will take place live in Stratford-upon-Avon and online, in collaboration with Google over the Midsummer weekend, 21 – 24 June 2013. People across the world can follow the story unfolding in the real-time of the play online at

During rehearsals from Monday 17 June audiences can follow the project online and gain an insight into its development through a series of Google Hangouts, talking to the actors in rehearsals with the Actors Diary Room.

After the event, we will release an online audio recording of Shakespeare's play performed by the acting company, together with the content and side-stories created by commissioned artists and audiences over the weekend

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