Wednesday 1 July 2009

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Just back from seeing the Evil Monster Boy in his school's production of a Midsummer Night's Dream. It was done in the promenade style where the audience walks from scene to scene and I could tell that the cast were having a lot of fun. Predictably the school extroverts were cast as Puck and Bottom but Oberon and Titania managed to carve out some space for themselves. Of the Athenian lovers props goes to the young woman who played Helena as a stocky spitfire all sad romantic longing crossed with barely suppressed rage at the unfairness of it all.

While I was waiting for the Evil Monster Boy to get changed I suddenly realised that I'd once played Sly in a performance of The Taming of the Shrew with a cast that featured, amongst others, the future Mrs Brown, in that very same hall. I wonder how my son's cast will fare in the next 25 years.

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