MANILA — SHAKESPEARE’S ROSE THEATRE today announces full casting and creative team for its week-long Manila season of Macbeth/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, following a hugely successful inaugural run at its original site in York in 2018.
The plays have been selected from across the genres, offering something for everyone, and will be performed in repertory by two companies of actors.
Making up the 19-strong Macbeth/A Midsummer Night’s Dream company at Blenheim Palace are Nana Amoo-Gottfried (Ross & Lysander), Alex Avery (Macbeth & Snug), Ellie Burrow (Lady Macduff/Young Siward & Fairy Queen/Peaseblossom), Charlie Cameron (Witch 3/Murderer 2/Scottish Doctor & Puck), Christopher Chilton (Witch 1/Murderer 1/Messenger & Snout/Fairy), Suzy Cooper (Lady Macbeth & Peter Quince), Claire Cordier (Hecate/Gentlewoman/Messenger/Seyton & Hippolyta/Oberon), Maria Gray (Donalbain/Witch 2/Murderer 3 & First Fairy/Cobweb), Paul Hawkyard (Macduff & Bottom), Adam Kane (Malcolm & Fairy), Tom Kanji (Old Man/Siward/Apparition 3 & Theseus/Titania), Mark Peachey (Banquo & Demetrius), Shane Quigley Murphy (Lennox & Starveling/Fairy/Moth), Adam Slynn (Captain/Apparition 2/Servant & Philostrate/Mustardseed/Fairy King), Paul Stonehouse (Duncan/Porter/English Doctor & Egeus/Fairy), Toby Vaughan (Swing/Cover & Flute/Fairy), Elexi Walker (Angus/Lord/Messenger & Helena), Jenny Wall (Apparition 3 & Fairy), and Francesca Zoutwelle (Apparition 1/Menteith & Hermia).
Damian Cruden returns to SHAKESPEARE’S ROSE THEATRE, having directed Macbeth last year in York. This year he will serve as overall artistic director. Tom Wright will be Associate Director. Amy Yardley will be associate scenic designer with Sarah Mercade as costume designer.
Originator of the project and CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, James Cundall, said “As with all the productions we bring to Manila, we are thrilled to have yet another first for the country and an outstanding cast and creative team to deliver it. While Manila audiences will be seated in the comfort of Theatre at Solaire rather than an open-air scaffolding structure, the two productions will be innovative, immersive and fun, with the actors making some of their entrances and exits through the audience. We will have dramatic sword-fights, bubbling cauldrons, wayward fairies, comic love scenes, gruesome murders, grand poetry and no shortage of fake blood! I believe Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre offers something for everyone, and will showcase heritage theatre at its best.”
Artistic Director for Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre and Director of Macbeth will be Damian Cruden, who worked with the company last year, and was Artistic Director at York Theatre Royal for over 20 years. Directing A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Juliet Forster who was the original Director for the play and will also be directing other titles in the UK season this summer.
SHAKESPEARE’S ROSE THEATRE is produced by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions.
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