MND Blogs

Blog posts and a few photos about the 2021 lockdown production

Titania, Sweet Queen

It says something for Helen, our director’s, vision and planning, that she could envisage how filming Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2021 could address the limitations of Covid regulations. Her rehearsal spreadsheets were a miracle of ...
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The Spotted and Inconstant Man – Demetrius

I was thrilled to get the part of Demetrius (one of the four lovers) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Lockdown - and very surprised, as I’d originally auditioned for a role as one of ...
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Prompt’s Corner

Prompt’s Corner On a cold evening in early April the first rehearsal for MND 2021 took place in our garden. Only six people allowed due to Covid restrictions, and social distancing to be maintained at ...
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Though she be but little, she is fierce: Hermia

For me, it was more than just putting on a production that was cancelled in 2020. For me, it was a lifeline, a way out of the quagmire of covid and a way of reconnecting ...
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Snuggit Says…

In February 2020 I auditioned for A Midsummer Night’s Dream with WOAS, who I’ve been with since 2012. As usual I crossed fingers for a meaty part (at my age I like line-learning just to ...
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Close up on the Cast

Actually this title is a joke. See programme notes for close-up cast details and watch these blogposts for all the gossip about rehearsing during lockdown - in their own words - over the next few ...
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Getting Used to Filming

After eight weeks of rehearsals in the cold and wet, the weekend of filming at the end of May was hot and sunny. So unprepared were some of us for the unexpected good weather, that ...
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Rehearsing Outdoors

Here are a damp-looking group of Mechanicals, rehearsing in the rain - my umbrella brim is at the top of the photo. We just carried on when it rained, which it did on several occasions ...
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Costumes, Props and Lockdown Safety

Watching a recent rehearsal - the first, and only, rehearsal where the entire cast were permitted to attend, instead of our habitual groups of six or fewer. It's raining (as usual) but at least the ...
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Midsummer Night’s Dream in Lockdown

A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Lockdown - how it happened! A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2020 was to have been an all-singing, all-dancing LIVE performance over five evenings in June. It had a magnificent cast and ...
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