We are thrilled to announce that Prospero Players will be presenting AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare in May 2019. Tickets now on sale: here is the link
Stay tuned for photos and other exciting info in the lead up to Opening night on 3rd May.
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We are all so very excited to be on the brink of our Midsummer Night’s Dream 2017 season. Remember there are only FOUR SHOWS, between Wed 26th & Sat 29th. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Thisbe by Anissa Thomas, and Kirsty McCrudden plays dead Pyrimus
Mikey Peters as Oberon and Emma Crowther as Titiana with fairies in attendance
Emma Crowther as Fairy Queen Titiana
The “Craftsmen” prepare their play for the Duke
First full dress rehearsal last night. Theatrical magic abounds.
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.
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.
As with previous productions, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will showcase the talents of Continue reading →
Another beautiful original artwork for our 2017 production FLYER now in circulation. Please share & book your tickets online early to avoid disappointment.
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 →
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.
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)