An amateur theatre group in Nottinghamshire could be in the finals to partner with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, the Royal Shakespeare Company will work with theatres, schools and amateur theatre groups across the UK for a national tour of the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
From each amateur company six actors (and a director) will play the roles of the Mechanicals when the play is performed in their city or town. They will also be invited to perform at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon at the end of the tour.
Rebecca Morris, Director of the theatre Group says-” To have this opportunity to work with professionals of a Shaksepeare company has injected us with a new enthusiasm for what we already love; and an opportunity for you to improve with huge audiences is really indescribable.”
The Lovelace Theatre Group is one of two troupes from Nottinghamshire who could be in the running to perform the role of The Mechanicals in the nation’s favourite Shakespearean comedy.
This is going to raise the Hucknail and Lovelace Theatre Group’s profile
The group is currently rehearsing for a production of The Importance of Being Earnest at the John Godber Centre.