A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Archive)

by William Shakespeare

October 2000


Theseus Guy Bishop
Hippolyta Hazel Blenkinsop
Egeus Barry West
Lysander Dan Hawkins
Demetrius Phil Kohler
Hermia Sarah Lawes
Helena Ruth Bishop
Peter Quince Joseph Hughes
Snug Terry Clark
Nick Bottom John Staton
Francis Flute Paul West
Tom Snout Barry West
Robin Starveling Ruth West
Oberon Iain MacPherson
Titania Jill Mowlam
Puck Mike Crawshaw
Peaseblossom Karrie Shield
Cobweb Fiona MacPherson
Moth Teresa Coles McGee
Mustardseed Chris Squire


Producer Cath Staton
Co-producer Brenda West
Stage Manager Christine Sutton
Set Design Christopher Sutton
Set Construction Members of the Group
Lighting Ian Squire
Sound Chris Pearson
Props Cath Staton & Brenda West
Prompt Hazel Galvin
Make-up Karen MacPherson
Publicity Joseph Hughes
Tickets Ken Beer & Hazel Galvin
Front of House/Kitchen Ruth West


From the Leamington Courier:

Players Showing a Sure Touch with the Bard

For theatre-buffs to the uninitiated, Cubbington Players’ performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream was good fun, easy to understand and engaging.
A village hall audience of all ages enjoyed the story of love, jealousy, obsession, comedy and magic, with good use being made of the stage space available, imaginative sets and costume and a real community feel.
All the favourites of a much-loved tale were in place and conveyed with style beyond the company’s meagre means.
The part of Bottom, played with particular aplomb by John Staton, or any of the Rude Mechanicals must be received with glee by any actor, and the audience as a whole lapped them up.
It’s sometimes a difficult task to convey Shakespearean humour to a young audience, but Cubbington saw one of those lovely occasions where children’s laughter brought knowing smiles from their grandparents – and the reassertion that classic storytelling is timeless.
Other performances of particular note, in what was a good production with a few wobbles, came from Mike Crawshaw as Puck and all four lovers – Dan Hawkins, Phil Kohler, Sarah Lawes and Ruth Bishop as Lysander, Demetrius, Hermia and Helena. 4/5