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The Children's Midsummer Night's Dream (2001)

| 22 June 2001 (UK)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Peachey Jamie Peachey ... Hermia
John Heyfron John Heyfron ... Demetrius
Danny Bishop Danny Bishop ... Lysander
Jessica Fowler Jessica Fowler ... Helena
Leane Lyson Leane Lyson ... Puck
Daniel Rouse Daniel Rouse ... Quince
David Joyce David Joyce ... Flute
Oliver Szczypka Oliver Szczypka ... Bottom
Jack Nottage Jack Nottage ... Snout
Mathew Zelic Mathew Zelic ... Starveling
Hassan Lahrech Hassan Lahrech ... Snug
Dominic Haywood-Benge Dominic Haywood-Benge ... Oberon
Rajouana Zalal Rajouana Zalal ... Titania
Gillian Brimmer Gillian Brimmer ... Fairy / Leprechaun
Mathew Davis Mathew Davis ... Fairy / Leprechaun
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22 June 2001 (UK) See more »

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A great film performed by children.
25 July 2001 | by ostockman-2See all my reviews

Children don't act. Acting is a grown-up thing. Acting requires experience, self-knowledge, self-awareness, all manner of tricks and skills, `turnings and windings'. But children play. They play at being someone else, a character. And that requires honesty, great earnestness and intense faith. It requires believing in what you are playing totally. An actor who ceases to believe in the character he portrays can get by through habit and devices. A child who ceases to believe in what he or she plays just stops. The thing ceases to exist. The child who plays, sees, hears, feels the character and the action. The actor sees, hears, feels himself in the character, engaged in the action. Actors have skill, technique; actors are artists. Children who play are rough and clumsy, awkward. Actors embellish. Children who play speak plain and rush to the point. Actors take themselves seriously. The children take the play seriously. And we should take the children seriously. For here, the play comes first. And what a play!


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