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

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Posted by David Pibworth on 03/03/2020 @ 8:00AM

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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About David Pibworth ...


David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions who provides entertainment for theatre and corporate events. This ties in very well with The Arches Theatre, an outside venue that David owns underneath a disused railway line, equidistant from Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. This was one of the few venues that could operate with social distancing in place during the summer of 2020 and where they ran everything from Shakespeare to Richard Digance through the summer months.

David has been involved in light entertainment for many years, even going back as far as working on a production with Norman Wisdom in London. He has a knack of keeping in touch with everyone he's worked with and would bring such people as Chas and Dave, Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk round to play locally when the chance arose.

His company also represent the stage rights for Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, the writers of Steptoe and Son and Hancock's Half Hour. He has recently negotiated permission with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to produce Porridge on stage although this is all hampered by the current situation and the availability of theatres.

Next year, at the Arches Theatre, he will produce Ripping Yarns, written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones. This will be an interesting production as not only does one episode involve playing a football match, but also with the agreement of Michael Palin and the wife of the late Terry Jones, it has been decided that all the profits on this production will go to a dementia charity as Terry Jones died as a result of dementia, as did David's father and uncle.