Hull Truck Theatre announce public workshops for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

public callout for members of the community to join our cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Hull Truck Theatre are making a public callout for members of the community to join their cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

On 18 and 19 March, Hull Truck Theatre are holding free public workshops for people interested in joining the cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The workshops are for anyone who wants to engage with the arts, try something new or just have a bit of fun. This new production of the Shakespearean classic will be performed from 4 – 11 July.

The workshop will give participants a taste as to what it’s like to perform Shakespeare, play some fun drama games and explore some of the text from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There will be different levels of participation in the final show, ranging from speaking roles to non-verbal, to movement-based roles. The only criteria to take part is to be aged 18 or over and not in compulsory education.

The play will be presented in Hull Truck Theatre’s main Heron Auditorium and feature a cast of 90-100 performers. Members of the local community will have the opportunity to develop creative and performative skills, make friends and have fun. The theatre is particularly keen to work with people who may not otherwise be able to engage with the arts.

The other members of the cast will be made up of alumni from Hull Truck Theatre’s Young Company, who will play the Lovers, whilst the Mechanicals will be played by their over 55 acting group, ACT III. There’s still a whole host of other roles up for grabs too. 

For further details, and to register your interest, e-mail community@hulltruck.co.uk, with the message heading “A Midsummer Night’s Dream Workshop” followed by “19 March” or “20 March”, dependent on the day you hope to attend. During the workshops Hull Truck Theatre will provide more details about upcoming rehearsal dates and times. 

There are 30 spaces for each workshop which will be allocated on a first come first served basis. For any additional information please call the Box Office on 01482 323638. The closing date for expressions of interest is 17 March 2020.

Tom Saunders (Associate Director of Creative Learning at Hull Truck Theatre and Director of A Midsummer Night’s Dream), said: “I chose A Midsummer Night’s Dream because it’s really funny and I think it’s a gift for audiences and performers alike. You don’t need to have any experience; we’re looking for people who are interested a number of things, whether that’s being in a big dance number or there’s even an opportunity for some speaking roles. All that matters to me is that we get a group of people together up for having a good time, staging this wonderful play. It’s a great opportunity to develop your performance skills and make new friends.” 

[Paul Watt – Hull Truck Theatre]