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Midsummer Night's Dream 1973Scottish Opera

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As with Albert Herring and Turn of the Screw, Scottish Opera was able to keep the nucleus of its Dream team together over many seasons. Here they are joined by Shirley Chapman, from Sadler's Wells, in a rare appearance with the company. Puck was a role exploited by young actors on the threshold of notable careers, so Tim Curry was now succeeded by Jonathan Hyde, who was working at the Citz before joining the RSC.

Performance Cast

Puck Oberon's servant

Jonathan Hyde

Tytania Queen of the Fairies

Patricia Clark

Oberon King of the Fairies

John Angelo Messana

Lysander in love with Hermia

Gregory Dempsey

Hermia in love with Lysander

Patricia Kern (Dec 12, 29)

Shirley Chapman (Dec 28)

Demetrius in love with Hermia

Michael Maurel

Helena in love with Demetrius

Catherine Wilson

Peter Quince a carpenter

David Kelly

Snug a joiner

Norman White

Robin Starveling a tailor

John Lawson Graham

Francis Flute a bellows-mender

Joseph Ward

Tom Snout a tinker

John Robertson

Nick Bottom a weaver

William McCue

Theseus Duke of Athens

Ronald Morrison

Hippolyta Queen of the Amazons

Claire Livingstone

Peaseblossom a fairy

Adrian Brady

Cobweb a fairy

Michael Symon

Mustardseed a fairy

Andrew Wilson

Moth a fairy

Murray Preston


Derick Do Rego

Performance DatesMidsummer Night's Dream 1973

Map List

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

12 Dec, 19.30

MacRobert Arts Centre | Stirling

28 Dec, 19.30 29 Dec, 19.30

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