A Midsummer Night’s Dream... in South Yorkshire

Cast of Misummer Night's Dream at Rotherham College
Cast of Misummer Night's Dream at Rotherham College

MY OBERON! What visions have I seen.

Taking a walk through South Yorkshire is like strolling through Ancient Greece – after students from Rotherham College of Arts and Technology took to the streets to help to prepare for their rendition of a Shakespeare classic.

As part of their end-of-year production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, young thespians from the college practised their lines and staged a dress rehearsal outside the college campus on Eastwood Lane.

The students are studying a diploma in Performing Arts – and quickly attracted a crowd of onlookers as Duke Theseus of Athens and the Amazon queen Hippolyta took to the amphitheatre stage outside the Eastwood Building.

Preparations are under way ahead of the students’ official public performance to be held this Wednesday and Thursday.

Angela Speed, curriculum leader for Performing Arts, said: “The performances will take place in an outdoor theatre at the Eastwood Building at our town centre college campus.

“Audience members are more than welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy being entertained by the students’ beautiful fairy dances, strong acting and great story telling.

“It will be a good experience for our students so we are hoping for a big crowd.”

Performances will be held at 2:30pm and 7pm each day.

Tickets are priced £3.50 and £3 concessions.

To book, visit the Eastwood Faculty Office at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology on Eastwood Lane, or call 01709 722883.