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

This is an arrangement developed between the RSC and Equity

Maria Waters

Maria is a member of Tower Theatre and is playing the role of Quince.

Party Trick:

Turning my eyelids inside out.

What would your Midsummer night costume be?

Something reasonably flattering in a colour that suits me – I’m an Autumn, so deep, earthy warm greens, browns, purples, plums.

Favourite Shakespeare play:

Recently saw Henry V for the first time and loved it, but also love Hamlet, Lear, Othello and Richard III

What do you have on your toast?

Rarely eat toast but if I do, butter and home-made marmalade

Wildest Dream?

Euromillion Rollover win

Shoe size?


Tea or coffee?

Tea in the morning, coffee at 11am and when I’m at the theatre on a work day

Quill or Ballpoint?

I’m a GP so have terrible writing and a very fast signature so I use an assortment of cheap Bic ballpoints that I am constantly mislaying.

What would your Halloween costume be?

Billie Whitelaw as the Nanny in The Omen.

Do you believe in love at first sight?

I believe in Lust at first sight, but Love requires considerably more than that!

The venue


The Barbican exists to inspire people to discover and love the arts. We innovate with outstanding artists and performers to create an international programme that crosses art forms, investing in the artists of today and tomorrow.