The road followed by the A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play For The Nation project has been a long and winding one – OMG: Another cliché alert..next he’ll be doing the one about the roller coaster of emotions.
So here’s Part Two of our story told in pictures. If you missed Part One then click here first and see what led up to this point. You might also want to read the blog posts that accompany these pictures. This section looks at the six weeks of the project rehearsals in January and February 2016. Fortunately for us in Tower Theatre most of the rehearsals were relatively nearby in the RSC’s rooms in Clapham though there were always video broadcasts from other parts of the country (hence all the photos of people sitting down watching screens). Proximity meant I could attend some of the professional rehearsals as an observer and, of course, there were also the Bottom Hubs every Saturday. So from first read through to final run through here’s what it was like.
To follow the written story of the second part of our theatrical adventure, start reading here
The Dream is now over. To find out more about the 14 amateur companies which took part, click on the side bar to access the page on each location.