A Midsummer Night's Dream (2004): Derby Playhouse, Derby (now Derby Theatre)
PrA Midsummer Night's Dream (2004)
PRINCIPAL CAST: Alexi Kaye Campbell (Oberon); Juliette Caton (Titania); Paul Ewing (Puck); Carl Ferguson (Lysander); Ray Gabbard (Demetrius); Conor Moloney (Bottom); Anna Tolputt (Hermia); Kirsty Yates (Helena).
This production ran from 29 May - 3 July 2004.
"...it's a very big deal - possibly the biggest deal clinched by regional theatre since the big civic playhouses sprang up in the 1960s and 1970s. Of the extra £25m of investment made available by the Arts Council, £20,000 filtered through to Derby, enabling the Playhouse to increase its average cast size from three to 13 and present its first Shakespeare for nine years....Suffice it to say that Hebden's production truly takes flight at about the same time Puck does. Every performance here deserves commendation, but among the highlights, Paul Ewing provides the most pliable Puck in recent memory." ~ Alfred Hickling, The Guardian, 8 June 1994