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The Arches Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream Cast Announced

The course of true love never did run smooth ...

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The Etcetera Theatre Company (Etc) has announced its fantastic local cast for its production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Arches Theatre from 6th to the 8th August 2020 ...

Come and join us at The Arches Theatre for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream!

Come and join us at The Arches Theatre for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream!

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Who is playing the King and Queen of the Fairies? Who is taking on the roles of the quartet of confused lovers? And who is playing the mischief-making Puck?

Let’s meet the cast:

  • Theseus - Stephen Johnson

  • Hippolyta - Sarah Marshall

  • Philostrate - Roger Mann

  • Egeus - Faisal Mohiuddin

  • Hermia - Charlotte Pask

  • Demetrius - Nat Gibbard

  • Lysander - Michael Hutchinson

  • Helena - Stacy Wilkinson

  • Peter Quince - Pete Swallow

  • Nick Bottom - Ben Dards

  • Francis Flute - Jordan Murphy

  • Robin Starveling - Faisal Mohiuddin

  • Tom Snout - David Pibworth

  • Snug - Howard “H” Potten

  • A mischievous sprite - John Drinkwater

  • King of the Fairies - Carl Defriend

  • Queen of the Fairies - Susan Lee Burton

  • A Fairy - Sam Bradford

What a fantastic line-up! All made up from talented local actors.

For those who have seen productions from in and around Milton Keynes over the years - perhaps a previous Etc performance, the MKTOC production The Arches last year, shows from Company MK or MKAOS - I’m sure you will recognise some of these names. You may have noticed that I too have a small role. I’m playing the part of Tom Snout, one of the mechanicals who is a rather foolish fellow!

"Director John Drinkwater will bring this classic, comic and magical play to life at our outdoor theatre this summer. This is one performance not to miss!"

To find out more about the play and to book your tickets, please visit and if you'd like the opportunity of becoming a fairy and being on our open-air stage with the cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, then Etc it looking for a couple of Fairies to join the team! If you are interested, please get in touch with me and I look forward to seeing you this summer at The Arches Theatre.

Until next time ...


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If you'd like to discover more about the Arches Theatre, do give me a call on 01234 241357, leave a comment below or click here to ping over an email and let's see how I can help you..

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About David Pibworth ...


David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions (DPP) which provide corporate entertainment and also actors for corporate training and development.

Having worked in the Light Entertainment field for many years and produced shows for Al Murray & Joe Pasquale amongst others, David is in a position to advise on well-known comedy and musical acts. DPP also represent Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's scripts which include Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.

He is the director of MK Theatre of Comedy who are very well known locally for their stage adaptations of classic comedy scripts such as Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, Allo Allo and many others.

He is a long-standing member of Equity and the Directors Guild of Great Britain and has acted in, and directed, many productions over the years, mainly in Light Entertainment, but with occasional forays into Shakespeare etc. Every Christmas he is contracted as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, currently with 'That's Entertainment' who also use him as a director.

He teaches eccentric magic for The Pauline Quirke Academy and MKTOC also run a youth drama school in Olney from the DPP offices.

David maintains his busy lifestyle is a surefire way to avoid being on any committees. He is married to Julie, and they have one daughter, Esther and live in Clifton Reynes, surrounded by dogs, cats and horses. They live so close to the church that David has instructed his daughter - when he dies and not before - to fire him over the wall from a circus cannon.