Midsummer Mischief casting announcement

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The Other Place at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon: 14 June – 12 July 2014

Royal Court Theatre, Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London: 15 – 17 July 2014

Casting is announced for the four new plays of Midsummer Mischief - a festival inspired by the original ethos and spirit of The Other Place under the leadership of Buzz Goodbody. The plays will be performed in repertoire in a purpose-built temporary studio on the current Courtyard Theatre stage in Stratford-upon-Avon from 14 June – 12 July 2014, with a press day on the 21 June before all four plays transfer to The Royal Court Theatre, Jerwood Theatre Upstairs from the 15 – 17 July 2014.

The plays are presented in two programmes:

Programme A: Directed by Erica Whyman The Ant and the Cicada by Timberlake Wertenbaker Revolt. She said. Revolt again by Alice Birch

Programme B: Directed by Jo McInnes I can hear you by E. V. Crowe This is not an exit by Abi Zakarian

The productions will be cross cast. The cast includes Robert Boulter, John Bowe, Scarlett Brookes, Ruth Gemmell, Julie Legrand and Mimi Ndiweni.

Throughout the festival in Stratford-upon-Avon, there will be a free exhibition in the foyer of The Courtyard Theatre commemorating the 40th anniversary of the opening of The Other Place. The installation will return audiences to the original spirit of The Other Place exploring Buzz Goodbody's radical work, her theatre manifesto and the reasoning behind creating a theatre in a small tin shed in 1974. There will also be a series of events running alongside the performances and an exhibition.

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