the dreaming, based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare,was commissioned and premièred by the National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT).

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Thursday’s Children, Dream-nights, Cuckoo-Song, Heart of the Wood, Love-in-Idleness, Jennifer, Night & Silence, The Legend of St George, The Banner of St George, Midsummer Madness, Under the Hill, The Rising of the Sun, Catch me if you can, Dreaming (The Dreaming).

Liste des rôles

Jack the central figure of the play, who goes to join the spirits. He corresponds to Puck as well as the Indian Boy from the original play.
The gentry
Julian, Lord Melstock a local young aristocrat who is about to celebrate his coming of age. (Corresponds to Theseus)
Henrietta, Melstock's wife, who tries to remind him that his title does not mean he cannot enjoy himself. (corresponds to Hippolyta)
Matthews, Melstock's gamekeeper, whose daughter Charlotte has eloped against his wishes. He constantly compares Melstock to his father. (Corresponds to Egeus)
Bowles, Melstock's butler.
The lovers
Captain David Swann, a pompous young military officer formerly betrothed to Jennifer, but in love with Charlotte. (Corresponds to Demetrius)
Jennifer Farthing, daughter of the local Admiral, in love with David. (Corresponds to Helena)
Alexander a penniless young man in love with Charlotte. (Corresponds to Lysander)
Charlotte Matthews a somewhat vain young woman, she prefers Alexander (whom she calls her "lambkin") over David. (Corresponds to Hermia)
The actors
Reverend Herbert Plum leader of the Midsummer Mummers acting troupe, he longs to be like his hero, the Vicar of Morwenstow. (Corresponds to Peter Quince)
Nick Cheek, butcher the confident leading man of the troupe, he finds himself transfigured upon entering the forest. (Corresponds to Nick Bottom)
Jess Dunn, Bob Fry, Seth Wilmot and Walter Grubb, the actors.
The Woodlanders
Angel, king of the Boy Woodlanders, arrogant and cunning. (Corresponds to Oberon)
Sylvia , queen of the Girl Woodlanders, proud and possessive. (Corresponds to Titania)

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