The cast of My First Play: A Midsummer Night’s Nap are ready to enchant audiences young and old.
The family show is being presented by The Garage and All-In Productions Saturday 20 July to Sunday 4 August.
Fairy Queen Titania is played by Kate Hardisty, who appeared in the UK tours of Son of a Preacher Man, Save the Last Dance for Me and Dreamboats and Miniskirts plus People, Places and Things at the National Theatre.
Playing Fairy King Oberon is Alex Tosh, who has appeared in the UK tours of Stick Man Live and Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story plus Sunny Afternoon in London’s West End.
Peter Mooney plays actor Bottom, who gets turned into half-man, half-donkey. He’s appeared in Macbeth at the Watermill Theatre, Once at the New Wolsey in Ipswich and The Commitments in the West End and on the UK tour.
Mischievous fairy Puck is played by Lucy Wells, who has appeared in many of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Pantomimes at the New Wolsey including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and The Sword in the Stone.
A reworking of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, My First Play: A Midsummer Night’s Nap is for ages 0-7.
All-In Productions’ Daniel Burgess, who is writing and directing the show, has focused the action on the terrible troupe of actors who get caught up in row between Oberon and Titania.
He’s excited to be tackling the Bard but this being a My First production, this won’t be Shakespeare as you know it.
Daniel said: “We’ll be transforming The Garage into an enchanted forest and you will be involved in the story, playing along with the characters. Rehearsals start in a couple of weeks and I’m so excited because I believe it will be a truly magical, not to be missed show this summer.”
Nearly 1,200 people saw My First Circus: The Littlest Mermaid at The Garage earlier this year so don’t miss out. There’s also a relaxed performance at 10.15AM Monday 22 July, a BSL interpreted show at 1.15PM Thursday 25 July and an audio-described performance at 3.15PM Friday 2 August.
Tickets are £12 / £7.50 concessions and children under one go free. Visit www.thegarage.org.uk for more details.
Do your children love performing? Booking for our new expanded classes programme opens soon with even more chances for them to sing, dance and act. More details to come.