Please note the change of venue – this production will now be performed in Church House Gardens, behind the Churchill Theatre off Bromley High Street
2020 was a very difficult year for local theatre, and performance in general, as a consequence of the restrictions put in place to manage the Covid-19 pandemic. These restrictions look set to impinge upon all local performance (certainly indoors) for most of 2021. Outdoor performance seemed the only option.
Bromley Community Arts Theatre (BCAT) was formed by Pauline Armour, Simon Clark, David Evans and Debbie Griffiths to bring people together, from many different societies and organisations, to bring live performance back to the borough.
William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has now been given the BCAT treatment. This exciting open-air production breathes new life into one of the world’s best loved comedies, and brings together talent from all across the borough.
On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where evil sprites lurk and sinister fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war with each other, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their merry band of actors presenting a play within a play. The meddling, menacing Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedy.
Staged in the grounds of the beautiful Bromley & Sheppard’s Colleges, which is at the heart of our magnificent borough, this looks set to be a wonderful week of entertainment and will be performed each evening between Tuesday, 20th and Saturday, 24th July 2021.
There will be a bar (cash only), and you are invited to picnic from 6.30pm in these most beautiful of grounds. The performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will begin at 7.30pm.
Pauline Armour, Simon Clark, David Evans & Debbie Griffiths direct a wonderful cast in Shakespeare’s timeless comedy.
Titania – Rebecca Colclasure
Oberon – David Evans
Bottom – Chris de Pury
Puck – Isobel Willis
Helena – Alice Foster
Hermia – Sarah Kidney
Demetrius – Daniel Pabla
Lysander – Robert O’Neill
Snug – Louise Friend
Flute – Josh Williams-Ward
Starveling – Chris Raven
Snout – Phil Wilcox
Quince – Cynthia Hearing
Egeus – John Barrass
Theseus – Mike Higginson
Hippolyta – Alicia Clarke
Philostrate – Tony Jenner
Fairies – Chris Gipson, Olivia Kennett, Jess Jenner, Aneira Knight
Tickets for A Midsummer Night’s Dream can be purchased here