_Kate.htm">Kiss Me Kate.

As A Midsummer Night’s Dream was presented in repertory (with The Boys from Syracuse and Macbeth), the actual dates of the performances were: Previews from 24 to 27 May 1991. Performances: 28 May to 8 June, 20th to 27 June, 4 to 20 July, 2 to 7 August, 15 and 16 August, 24 to 28 August and 6 and 7 September 1991.

Louise Gold, Jenny Galloway, Samantha Spiro, and Ian Talbot went on to appear in Regents Park 70th Anniversary Gala which also had some choreography by Kenn Oldfield

Louise Gold and Jenny Galloway had previously appeared together in Godspell

Choreographer Kenn Oldfield had appeared on stage with Louise Gold, fifteen years earlier, in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Touring Production)

Kenn Oldfield also went on worked as a choreographer on the gala Comedy Tonight, which Louise Gold may have appeared in.

Kenn Oldfield had previously worked as a choreographer on the gala Will-Aid

Roy Hudd had previously appeared on The Royal Variety Performance (1982). He went on to appear on the radio on Ned Sherrin’s Review Of Revue

Designer Paul Farnsworth went on to design Calamity Jane at The Leicester Haymarket and Kiss Me Kate for the NSC. Certainly for the two NSC shows (and quite possibly Calamity Jane too) he managed to make his programme sketch drawing of Louise's character look uncannily like the actress herself.

Matt Bardock and Louise Gold went on to appear in the film Topsy Turvy.

Louise Gold and Anna Nicholas went on to appear in Follies, which was also designed by Paul Farnsworth.

Anna Nicholas went on to appear in A Love Letter To Dan.

Ian Talbot went on to direct Dear Ralph, and to take part in Shopping With The Stars 2008, and, Shopping With The Stars 2009.


Critics Comments

 "The cast were daunted only once on press night, by a particularly noisy aircraft which threatened to drown out Titania altogether, thereby somewhat dwarfing her claims to magical prowess and putting Puck's circling of the earth into a peculiar context" Clare Bayley, WHAT'S ON, 5 June 1991

 "A fair number braved the summer chill in anoraks and one robust hero remained in his T-shirt all evening, a costume only marginally more appropriate to the weather than the flimsy wraps worn by the bare-footed, bare-shouldered Titania." Jeremy Kingston, THE TIMES, 30 May 1991

 "What this play needs more than anything else is a touch of the nitty-gritty and these fairies are both, Bill Homewood's Oberon and Louise Gold's Titania buzzing like angry insects with their dragon-fly wings" David Nathan, JEWISH CHRONICLE, 31 May 1991

  “The chill factor gave an edge to Titania’s speech about the seasonal confusion caused by her quarrel with Oberon (“hoary-headed frosts / Fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose”)” Paul Taylor, INDEPENDENT, 30 May 1991


Links about A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Designing Shakespeare, section of the AHDS Performing Arts Collection, which happens to use this particular production as one of it’s examples of that play (includes production photographs)  http://ahds.ac.uk/ahdscoll/docroot/shakespeare/performancedetails.do?performanceId=11687


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