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

This is an arrangement developed between the RSC and Equity

Paul Fanning

Paul is a member of the Everyman Theatre group and is playing the part of Starveling.

Party Trick:

I can juggle three balls badly.

What would your Midsummer night costume be?

Notwithstanding the obvious need to have a thorn bush, lantern and dog, I would love to be dressed in a costume with a ‘man in the moon ‘face painted on it.

Favourite Shakespeare play:

Twelfth Night

What do you have on your toast?

Thick cut marmalade on weekday mornings and on the weekend it has to be scrambled eggs and salmon.

Wildest Dream?

To play Malvolio – not so wild, I know, but it is an unfulfilled dream.

Shoe size?


Tea or coffee?

How can I choose - I love both.

Quill or Ballpoint?

Be practical - Ballpoint

What would your Halloween costume be?

Hannibal Lecter when he is hungry.

Do you believe in love at first sight?


The venue

New Theatre

The New Theatre (Welsh: Theatr Newydd, although it usually uses its English name as a title) is one of the principal theatres in Cardiff,capital city of Wales, and celebrated its centenary in 2006. It is located in Cardiff city centre on Park Place, close to Cathays Park.