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The Youngest Amateur in this Crazy Adventure

Company news

March 23, 2016

Glasgow Citizens Dream Player Emma Tracey gives us her insight into joining #Dream2016 and performing at the Citizens this March.

Sue Downing with her amateur group, the Non Entities

Quince’s Blog, Task 2: Feeling the Joy of Performance

Company news

January 21, 2016

Sue Downing, who plays Quince for the Nonentities, wrote about the process of choreographing a dance to prepare for the imminent Dream 2016 rehearsals and performances

Sue Downing with her amateur group, the Non Entities

Quince’s Blog, Task 1: Everyone Wants us to Succeed

Company news

December 3, 2015

The Nonentities’ Quince, Sue Downing, reflects on the rehearsal tasks our amateur groups have been taking on in preparation for Dream 2016 next year, beginning with task one, back in October.

RSC's A Midsummer Night's Dream - The Common Lot, Norwich

Scenes of Utter Madness: The Common Lot Get Choreographing

Company news

November 16, 2015

Emma Trindall, who plays Starveling for The Common Lot, Norwich, documented the process of devising a dance for the amateur groups’ second rehearsal task.

Cathy Lloyd from Poulton Drama, Blackpool. RSC's A Midsummer Night's Dream

“It’s like the Eurovision Song Contest”

Company news

November 2, 2015

Whether they linked in from a living room or a broom cupboard, all the amateur groups were passionate at the first online feedback session, says Poulton Drama’s Quince, Cathy Lloyd

Royal Shakespeare Company, Midsummer Night's Dream 2016

Performing Lady Macbeth

Company news

October 22, 2015

Adam Summers, who takes the role of Flute for the Canterbury Players, reflects on first task given to the Dream amateurs: Shakespearean monologues and duologues.

Directors Weekend, Dream 2016, Royal Shakespeare Company

I am Spartacus! – A Donkey’s Tale by Chris Clarke

Company news

October 13, 2015

Chris Clarke from the Nonentities based in Kidderminster starts his journey as the character Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream: a play for the nation.

Miriam Loosemore

Amateur Cast page

September 5, 2015

Miriam is a member of the Carnon Downs Drama Group and will be the group’s rehearsal Titania.

Jessica McGreevy

Amateur Cast page

August 19, 2015

Jessica is a member of the Belvoir Players and will be playing the part of Starveling.

Robert McGregor

Amateur Cast page

August 19, 2015

Robert is a member of the Belvoir Players and is playing the part of Snug.