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Poster:  Jocelyn Fitton          Photography: Crispian Chan

Poster:  Jocelyn Fitton
Titania - Lara Thew - Photography:  Crispian Chan
Theseus - Brent Hill & Hippolyta -B- Jessica Craig Piper - Photography:  Crispian Chan
Captain Andante - Rebecca Southall, Peasblossom - Suzanne Rafe & Moth - Cassy O'Halloran - Photography:  Crispian Chan
Oaf - Steve McCall - Photography:  Crispian Chan

Director..............Boris Radmilovich
Assistant Director....Jodie Passmore
Lighting Designer...Andrew Tweedie

Demetrius - Luke Derham - Photography:  Crispian Chan

Cast

Theseus - Brent Hill

Lysander - Matthew Hardie

Philostrate - Gabby Pitt

Quince - Sam Young - Photography:  Crispian Chan

Egeus - Dylan Sercombe

Demetrius - Luke Derham

Oberon - Steve Sachacki

Helena -A- Claire Nichols - Photography:  Crispian Chan

Bottom - Jez Obern

Snug - Sarah Bowness

Quince - Sam Young

Flute - Josh Price

Snout - Tegan Mulvany

Starveling - Mimi Leith

Bottom - Jez Obern - Photography:  Crispian Chan
Titania A - Sara Green and Oberon - Steve Sachacki  - Photography:  Crispian Chan

Puck -A- Veronica Mistry

Helena -A- Claire Nichols

Hermia -A- Andrea Demetriades

Titania -A- Sara Green

Hippolyta -A- Jocelyn Fitton

Puck -B- Rose Marfleet

Helena -B- Renae Fomiatti

Hermia -B- Zilla Joiner

Titania -B- Lara Thew

Hippolyta -B- Jessica Craig Piper

Lion (Snug) - Sarah Bowness - Photography:  Crispian Chan

Captain Staccato - Teresa Jakovich

Cobweb - Sandra Bahbah

Moth - Cassy O'Halloran

Captain Andante - Rebecca Southall

Peasblossom - Suzanne Rafe

Mustard Seed - Laura Henderson

Hermia -A- Andrea Demetriades & Lysander - Matthew Hardie - Photography:  Crispian Chan

Whisper - Jackie Brown

Moonflower - Melissa Dvey

Windleaf - Lauren Langlois

Nightlight - Sophie Dunham

Blitsi - Tamar Basini

Brushfire - Bek Smith

Aqua Breeze - Zoe Cooper

Oaf - Steve McCall

Dreampetal - Cherie Armour

Titania - Sara Green Photography:  Crispian Chan

your are listening to the soundtrack from
 Midsummer Night’s Dream
composer Brent Hill

Crew

Stage Manager - Anna Dymitr Hawkes
Deputy Stage Manager - Philippa Maughan
Set - Luci Steinhardt
Lighting - Ciume Lochner
Sound -  Jess O'Gorman
Wardrobe - Amelia D'Orsogna
Assistant Stage Managers: Christina Bono, Amaya Courtis, Vanessa Frzop, Sheralee Hodge, Fiona Langdon, Bronte McConnel & Stephen Warren.

Lysander - Matthew Hardie - Photography:  Crispian Chan
- Photography:  Crispian Chan
Snout - Tegan Mulvany - Photography:  Crispian Chan
Photography:  Crispian Chan
Flute - Josh Price and Bottom - Jez Obern - Photography:  Crispian Chan
Photography:  Crispian Chan
Mustard Seed - Laura Henderson, Titania - Lara Thew, Bottom - Jez Obern & Peasblossom - Suzanne Rafe  - Photography:  Crispian Chan
Snug - Sarah Bowness and Starveling - Mimi Leith - Photography:  Crispian Chan

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Hayman Theatre - Curtin University

Review: Gordon Johnston

             Jos Fitton's outstanding poster promised so much, but would satisfaction be forthcoming?

             Wow! It worked like a 'Dream' from beginning to end with no weak links. The opening, with its superb lighting (Andrew Tweedie), set (Luci Steinhardt), sound (Jess O'Gorman), music (no programme credit?), and cast of 'thousands' made one expect, because of a similar recent production, an immanent collapse of atmosphere. Surely the play couldn't continue at this pace, but to a great extent it did!

             Everyone spoke with clear diction and at a speed that allowed the audience to understand the meaning behind Shakespeare's script. On the odd occasion, one of the cast got a little excited and could learn from Theseus's comment 'find time to rest', slow down.

             Having seen this play at least a dozen times over the years, it was good to observe that the fairies were not the hackneyed beautiful winged creatures, but the troublesome forest sprites and imps that were intended. The battle between them whilst Oberon and Titania were arguing was brilliant. There were no 'chorus hangers-on' of the type that sit stage struck and do nothing. EVERYONE was involved, clever movement, chatterings and the atmosphere was brilliant.

             The imaginative range of costumes (Amelia D'Orsogna) was not only appropriate for the characters, from Titania to Hippolyta  but showed their status too. Well done.

             Special congratulations to Puck (Veronica Mistry) who was truly impish. She had tremendous drive and used her body to the full, both in delivering her lines and acrobatically covering the stage. Hermia (Andrea Demetriades) covered all the emotions and was truly in love!

             Then there was Bottom (Jez Obern) and Flute (Josh Price) in parts that it are hard to fail on, but which when played exceedingly well as did the whole 'play within the play' cast  the result was truly hilarious. Titania (Sara Green) and Quince (Sam Young) captured their characters especially well.......

             .......Boris Radmilovich, the director and his assistant, Jodie Passmore, are to be congratulated on one of the best interpretations of a classic that I have seen in some time.

             A large cast is often difficult to handle, so congratulations to Anna Dymitr Hawkes and her team for the stage management.

             The look on Boris's daughter's face when Bottom's illuminated implement hit the floor was priceless.

             Many thanks to you all for a really great night out.

Bottom - Jez Obern & Peasblossom - Suzanne Rafe, Photography:  Crispian Chan
Oberon - Steve Sachacki & Demetrius - Luke Derham- Photography:  Crispian Chan
Hermia -A- Andrea Demetriades - Photography:  Crispian Chan
Hermia -B- Zilla Joiner and Helena -B- Renae Fomiatti - Photography:  Crispian Chan
Captain Staccato - Teresa Jakovich - Photography:  Crispian Chan
- Photography:  Crispian Chan
Puck -B- Rose Marfleet - Photography:  Crispian Chan
- Photography:  Crispian Chan
Hermia -B- Zilla Joiner & Helena -B- Renae Fomiatti- Photography:  Crispian Chan
Hippolyta -A- Jocelyn Fitton, Theseus - Brent Hill and Steve McCal- Photography:  Crispian Chan
- Photography:  Crispian Chan - Photography:  Crispian Chan
Puck -A- Veronica Mistry and Boris Radmilovich - Photography:  Crispian ChanBoris RadmilovichPuck -A- Veronica Mistry and Boris Radmilovich - Photography:  Crispian Chan
- Photography:  Crispian Chan
Set - Photography:  Crispian Chan
Lysander - Matthew Hardie & Hermia -A- Andrea Demetriades, Photography:  Crispian Chan
Lysander - Matthew Hardie & Helena -B- Renae Fomiatti - Photography:  Crispian Chan
- Photography:  Crispian Chan
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