A co-production between the Royal Shakespeare Company and amateur companies across the UK

This is an arrangement developed between the RSC and Equity

The Belvoir Players

The Belvoir Players Amateur Dramatic Society was formed in 1968 in answer to a perceived need for some cultural and artistic outlet in the new housing estate that had recently been built in Belvoir Park. The residents of this new community had arrived from various parts of Belfast and from other areas of the Province. A sense of identity was being created for people from diverse backgrounds and the performances of the players provided a social as well as a cultural and entertainment focus.

Following the touring performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play for the Nation; the professional company will be returning to Stratford-upon-Avon for a series of performances with each amateur group in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Amateur Cast

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    Party Trick:

    Eating all my fingers then making them magically appear again out of my mouth one by one.

    What would your Midsummer night costume be?

    A donkey – obviously!

    Favourite Shakespeare play:

    Hamlet

    What do you have on your toast?

    Baked beans mixed with soy sauce – try it, it’s yummy.

    Wildest Dream?

    I dreamed that I was eating some giant marshmallows and when I woke up the pillows had gone!

    Shoe size?

    Shoes: 7. Hooves: 12

    Tea or coffee?

    Coffee – black Americano

    Quill or Ballpoint?

    Quill

    What would your Halloween costume be?

    Beetlejuice or Dr. Frank N. Furter from ‘The Rocky Horror Show’

    Do you believe in love at first sight?

    Only for bewitched Fairy Queens…

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    Party Trick:

    Singing ‘Bring Him Home’ at karaoke

    What would your Midsummer night costume be?

    King of the Goblins

    Favourite Shakespeare play:

    Romeo and Juliet

    What do you have on your toast?

    Honey

    Wildest Dream?

    Walking on stage naked and not remembering any of my lines or knowing the play!

    Shoe size?

    8 1/2

    Tea or coffee?

    Coffee

    Quill or Ballpoint?

    Ballpoint

    What would your Halloween costume be?

    King Rat (Dick Whittington)

    Do you believe in love at first sight?

    Oh yes, absolutely.

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    Party Trick:

    I sing a song about a wedding night (it’s funny because I can’t sing a note!)

    What would your Midsummer night costume be?

    Absolutely no idea – never read, seen or listened to the play, just a quick read through at our own studio, but I imagine it to be tights/leggings (?! And I’d look lovely in tights/leggings) with a short fitted jacket on top (ugh!). Maybe I could jazz it up with psychedelic leggings and a leather bomber jacket (or is that too, too sixties?) With my shape I would be guaranteed a laugh or two!

    Favourite Shakespeare play:

    None (Don’t like Shakespeare but hey, I loved Westside Story!)

    What do you have on your toast?

    Butter & Marmalade (Sometimes scrambled egg or beans)

    Wildest Dream?

    To trudge across Mexico in search of Inca treasures and ruins yet undiscovered! ( Which really and truly is a wildest dream as I can’t walk the length of myself!)

    Shoe size?

    4

    Tea or coffee?

    Both

    Quill or Ballpoint?

    Definitely Ballpoint.

    What would your Halloween costume be?

    Quasimodo (because I can say ‘the bells!’)

    Do you believe in love at first sight?

    Nah, lust maybe, but not love

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    Party Trick:

    Singing (Beatles) songs & playing guitar

    What would your Midsummer night costume be?

    Blue jeans, white T-shirt & a leather biker jacket (forget the jacket if it’s a hot night)

    Favourite Shakespeare play:

    The Tempest

    What do you have on your toast?

    Marmite

    Wildest Dream?

    Travel Route 66 on a Harley (Davidson)

    Shoe size?

    7

    Tea or coffee?

    Always tea to start the day and a coffee later.

    Quill or Ballpoint?

    Ballpoint, us "lefties" can't handle a quill.

    What would your Halloween costume be?

    Dracula

    Do you believe in love at first sight?

    Yes

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    Party Trick:

    James Young Monologues

    What would your Midsummer night costume be?

    Peasant clothes

    Favourite Shakespeare play:

    Hamlet

    What do you have on your toast?

    Just Marmalade (no butter)

    Wildest Dream?

    To star in a Western.

    Shoe size?

    11

    Tea or coffee?

    Tea

    Quill or Ballpoint?

    Ballpoint

    What would your Halloween costume be?

    Cowboy outfit with a gun.

    Do you believe in love at first sight?

    Only if she is gorgeous.

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    Party Trick:

    Making a tea towel look like a chicken.

    What would your Midsummer night costume be?

    A punk rock Puck.

    Favourite Shakespeare play:

    A Midsummer Night's Dream... of course!

    What do you have on your toast?

    Don't do toast!!!!

    Wildest Dream?

    To be on the Opera house stage in Belfast!!!!! Oh and to be on the stage with Michael Ball!!

    Shoe size?

    2/3

    Tea or coffee?

    Neither... diet coke.

    Quill or Ballpoint?

    Ballpoint... less mess.

    What would your Halloween costume be?

    An evil Mary Poppins.

    Do you believe in love at first sight?

    Sure why not?!!!

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    Party Trick:

    Picking objects up with my toes.

    What would your Midsummer night costume be?

    Titania

    Favourite Shakespeare play:

    Macbeth

    What do you have on your toast?

    Don’t really like toast. I enjoy a slice of fruit bread.

    Wildest Dream?

    Falling dream like Alice in Wonderland.

    Shoe size?

    7

    Tea or coffee?

    Coffee – Mocha Latte

    Quill or Ballpoint?

    Ballpoint

    What would your Halloween costume be?

    Vampiress

    Do you believe in love at first sight?

    It is the stuff that dreams are made on. In the words of W.B Yeats-
    “Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”

Extra Stratford performances for this group

July 15, 2016 - 7:15pm
July 16, 2016 - 1:15pm
July 16, 2016 - 7:15pm

The venue

Grand Opera House

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