Count down is on: Midsummer Night’s Dream only 9 days away

The time is fast approaching. A few days off over Easter will be followed by a hectic week of rehearsals commencing today, as final preparations and fine tuning take place in order to bring you this masterpiece of magical live Theatre.

 

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Press Release

Newcastle theatre company Prospero Players have chosen one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies for its 2017 production – A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Special guest director Daniel Maslen will travel from his home in Austria to helm the production, which promises to once again showcase the company’s creative and collaborative approach to theatre production and the many talents of its loyal ensemble.

Prospero Players was formed in 2000 and the company has staged numerous successful and acclaimed productions, including Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Sophocle’s Oedipus, Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale, Penman’s Nexus and its own dramatisations of Longfellow’s Hiawatha, C.J. Dennis’s The Glugs of Gosh and Michael Ende’s Momo and most recently Shakespeare’s The Tempest, which curiously enough was interrupted mid season by serious storms which saw widespread power cuts in the area for days on end and caused our last show to be postponed.

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Our 2017 Flyer released for A Midsummer Night’s Dream coming soon to you

 

Another beautiful original artwork for our 2017 production FLYER  now in circulation. Please share & book your tickets online early to avoid disappointment.

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2017 Production is: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Prospero Player’s guest director for the 2017 production of Midsummer Night’s Dream is Daniel Maslen.

Dan was born in The Cotswolds (Laurie Lee country) Gloucestershire, South West England, and attended Wynstones Rudolf Steiner School as a child.

After studying music in Oslo he travelled and worked in the USA and Mexico (touring with
some well known Rock Bands) then returned to Emerson College England for the Steiner School Teacher Training Course and also undertook Continue reading

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Our revels now are ended

What a grand finale indeed! A full house, and an exceptionally responsive audience, made our final tilt a complete pleasure and privilege. We would very much appreciate any feed back that you might have for us. Please leave a comment!

We sincerely thank each and everyone one of our supporters throughout The Tempest season and look forward to bringing you more magic in years to come.

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Prospero:…Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Ye all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep. (Act IV, scene 1)

 

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Yes!……EXTRA SHOW…..7pm Wed 29th APRIL

Dear friends and supporters,

We are very happy to announce that we have finally been able to confirm the rescheduled show. It was no mean feat to coordinate this at short notice, and in the end the only possibility for us all was this WED 29th APRIL at 7.00pm.

We look forward to seeing you all there to make our final show the best of all…….

Please book your tickets NOW 🙂

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He’s the man….the elusive Trincs

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Caliban…. on fire and a must see

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Wet eye moments abound

 

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Thanks for your WONDERFUL COMMENTS David

Thank you so very much Dave Robinson for attending our show and providing your positive feedback. It means a lot to us as we really do strive for a degree of excellence often beyond our means.

Dave writes:

“Really enjoyed the show. Great use of the auditorium and effects throughout the play. Well done on your judicious modifications to the length/volume of the play, the context and continuity was not lost. Awesome job on the costumes. A very well groomed performance. You have a number of standout performers in your troupe. Enjoy the remainder of the shows….look forward to the next offering from the bard.”

 

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The Tempest CANCELLED due to tempest —no show today (22nd)

We are extremely sorry to advise you that today’s show is CANCELLED due to the storm and resultant power outage.

No performance TODAY, WED 22nd APRIL!!!

We are looking to reschedule in the near future and will advise asap.

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First show a Cracker…..

We are thrilled to announce that our first show was very well received by a wonderful audience and that the Prospero ensemble were exhilarated and proud of their efforts last night. It was an incredibly smooth opening show with a  real sense of heightened intensity which a live audience, especially such a responsive one, brings to live theatre…….THANKYOU everybody for your attendance and support!!IMG_3843IMG_4981

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Top secret….only pass this on to your best one hundred friends….

24 hours to go…..a little aperitif to whet you appetite 🙂

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Caliban by Oliver Gluck–you gotta see it! Not to mention Charlotte De Wit as the drunken Stephania!

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Ariel by Marigold Pazar-the “tricksy spirit”

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Ariel by Marigold Pazar-the “tricksy spirit”

 

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King Alonso, his son Ferdinand (Will Kilner) and daughter in law to be Miranda (Lillian Corser)

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Prospero by Joel Gajewski

 

 

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