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RSC Performances

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A co-production between the Royal Shakespeare Company and amateur companies across the UK. Regional primary schools were also used. Performances started at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford with The Nonentities and The Bear Pit with Alveston Primary and Bridgetown Primary. The production then toured round the country with local amateur dramatic groups playing the roles of the mechanicals and local primary school children playing the fairies. These groups all came to perform in Stratford for different dates when the production returned in the summer.
The Nonentities 15-16 June
The Bear Pit 17-18 June
The People's Theatre (Newcastle 16-26 March) Stratford 20-21 June
The Castle Players (Newcastle 16-26 March) Stratford 22-23 June
The Citizens Dream Players (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow 29 March - 2 April with Shawlands Academy) Stratford 24-25 June
Poulton Drama (Blackpool 5-9 April with Larkholme Primary School) Stratford 27-28 June
Leeds Arts Centre (Alhambra Theatre Bradford 13-16 April with Samuel Lister Academy) Stratford 29-30 June
The Canterbury Players (Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury 19-23 April with King Ethelbert's School) Stratford 1-2 July
The Common Lot (Theatre Royal, Norwich 26-30 April with Sprowston High School) Stratford 4-5 July
The Lovelace Theatre Group (Theatre Royal, Nottingham 3-7 May with Ambleside Primary School, Heathfield Nursery and Primary School, Hempshill Hall Primary School, Old Basford School, Rosslyn Park Primary School and Whitemoor Academy) Stratford 6-7 July
Carnon Downs Drama Group (Hall for Cornwall, Truro 10-14 May with Launceston College) Stratford 8-9 July
The Tower Theatre Company (Barbican, London 17-21 May with Eastbury and Beam Primary School) Stratford 11-12 July
Everyman Theatre (New Theatre, Cardiff 24-28 May with Rumney Primary School) Stratford 13-14 July
Belvoir Players (Grand Opera House, Belfast 31 May- 4 June with St. Malachy's College) Stratford 15-16 July