The play opens on July 13 after the most unusual rehearsal period in the Society’s history. Actors have met in small groups in a field in the coldest May for decades. Happily, June brought warmer weather for director, Sarah Hawkins, to lead the ensemble. Such was the desire of Chesil members to get back to the fun of working together, that this is a cast of great depth. Even the cameo parts are taken by experienced actors who have appeared in major roles in previous seasons.
With fairies from the Youth Theatre, original music and songs by member Heather Bryant and a backstage and support team of nearly 40, this demonstrates the strength of the long- established group.
Sarah Hawkins is an experienced Director of open-air productions but admits this one has been challenging for everyone. “At all times we have followed the guidelines and pulled together to achieve what we know will be a joyous evening of laughter and happiness to the high standard expected from the Chesil.”
The audience size will be limited and socially distanced, in line with Covid-19 regulations.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
Tuesday July 13 – Saturday July 17 7.30pm
Matinee Saturday July 17 2.30pm
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