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A Midsummer Night's Dream

World Tour 8 Aug 1972 - 4 Aug 1973. Many changes of cast during tour. Philip Locke played Egeus and Quince until 16 Dec 1972, then these roles were taken by Denis Carey. Richard Moore played Starveling until 16 Dec 1972, then this role was taken by Phillip Manikum. Bruce Myers played Lysander until September 1972. The role was taken until 13 Jan 1973 by Philip Sayer, then from Jan 23 by Terence Taplin. Glynne Lewis played Demetrius until Nov 24 1972, then David Meyer took the role until 13 Jan 1973, then it was taken by Philip Sayer from 23 Jan 1973. David Meyer took the role of a Fairy until 24 Nov 1972, then again from Jan 23. Anthony Meyer took the role of a Fairy until 13 Jan 1973. Ralph Cotterill took the role of a Fairy from 23 Jan 1973. Doyne Byrd and Patricia Doyle took the role of additional Fairies from 4 Dec 1972. Gillian Joyce took the role of an additional Fairy from 4 Dec 1972 until 19 April 1972. Lynette Davies took the role of an additional Fairy from 3 May 1973. Tour itinerary: 8-12 Aug Aldwych Theatre, London; 14-19 Aug Hippodrome, Bristol; 21-26 Aug Gaumont, Southampton; 28 Aug-24 Nov World Tour (Europe) visited: 28 August-2 Sept, Freie Volksbuhne, Berlin, West Germany; 4-9 Sept Residenztheater Munich, W Germany; 11-23 Sept Theatre de la Ville Paris, France; 26-28 Sept, 1-2 Oct Teatro la Fenice Venice, Italy; 5-7 Oct National Theatre Belgrade, Yugoslavia; 9-11 Oct Teatro Lirico Milan, Italy; 13-14 Oct Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, W Germany; 17-19 Oct Vigszinhag Budapest, Hungary; 23-28 Oct Opera House Bucharest, Romania; 30 Oct-2 Nov Opera House Sofia, Bulgaria; 5-7 Nov National Theatre Zagreb, Yugoslavia; 10-12 Nov Stadttheater Colgne, W Germany; 15-19 Nov National Theatre Helsinki, Finland; 22-24 Nov National Theatre Warsaw, Poland; 4-9 Dec New Theatre, Cardiff; 11-16 Dec Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool; 26 Dec-6 Jan 1973 Aldwych Theatre, London; 8-13 Jan Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford; Jan 23-4 Aug 1973 World Tour: 23 Jan-3 March Ahmanson Theatre Los Angeles, USA; 6-24 March American Conservatory Theatre San Francisco, USA; 2-21 April Kennedy Centre Washington, DC, USA; 3-20 May Nissei Theatre Tokyo, Japan; 22 May Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan; 24 May Kobe Kokusai Kaikan, Kobe, Japan; 26 May Nagoya Shimin Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan; 5-9 June New Festival Theatre Adelaide, Australia; 12 June-7 July Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, Australia; 10 July-4 August Elizabethan Theatre, Sydney, Australia.