Oliver reprises his role as Puck!

I’ve just learned from Twitter that Oliver reprises the role of Puck he played in 2012 (see openairtheatre.com), in this new version of Felix Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream !

Bottom and Puck

Curtis Brown Actors  3 hours ago

Congratulations to our CBers #AMidsummerNightsDream @TheRSC @SimonManyonda #OliverJohnstone #toptheatre #proudagents

So I took a look at the link and read that the show was on stage 16 July – 19 July 2015 as part of Garsington Opera’s 2015 season: garsingtonopera.org




But there will be other performances:

– at the Southbank Centre/ Queen Elizabeth Hall 22, 23, 24 July – book tickets at southbankcentre.co.uk

– at Stratford-upon-Avon 26 July – book tickets at rsc.org.uk

It features three actors from the wonderful Oppenheimer cast:

– Ross Armstrong plays Lysander
Hedydd Dylan plays Helena
Oliver Johnstone plays Puck.


Here a five star review of the Garsington Opera performance:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream review – orchestral manoeuvres in the park ***** theguardian.com


Some members of the cast posted tweets on Midsommer and this is from where I took the picture of Oliver and Forbess Masson performing I posted above:

my gingery Bottom with Puck (Oliver Johnstone) @GarsingtonOpera @TheRSC

(he uses it as his profile picture, as well)

and Vicky Eames Jul 18 responded

@forbesmasson Oliver Johnstone was also my Puck a few years ago. Lovely to see you two are working together xx


Cast& Creatives list and their Twitter accounts:

Garsington Opera
Royal Shakespeare Company @TheRSC

Conductor Douglas Boyd @dougieboyd
Director Owen Horsley @OwenHorsley
Under the creative guidance of Gregory Doran
Designer Rosanna Vize @RLVize
Lighting Designer Caroline Burrell

Lysander Ross Armstrong
Helena Hedydd Dylan @hedusan
Egeus / Philostrate David Collings
Flute / Mustardseed Chris Lew Kum Hoi @ChrisLewKumHoi
Hermia Joan Iyiola
Puck Oliver Johnstone
Starvelling Jake Mann
Demetrius Simon Manyonda @SimonManyonda
Snout / Pease Blossom Chris Nayak @Chrisnayak
Oberon / Theseus David Rintoul
Quince / Moth Tim Speyer @TimothySpeyer
Bottom Forbes Masson  @forbesmasson
Titania / Hippolyta Marty Cruickshank
Snug / Cobweb Sophie Khan Levy @sophiekhanlevy
Soprano Soloist Anna Sideris
Mezzo-Soprano Soloist Catherine Backhouse @CathBackhouse

Garsington Opera Orchestra & Chorus

Sung and spoken in English.





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