Play offers a Dream role

Tomahawk Theatre is putting on a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Oxford Castle Unlocked. Pictured is the character of Bottom, played by Ed Blagrove. Picture: OX68447 Jon Lewis

Tomahawk Theatre is putting on a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Oxford Castle Unlocked. Pictured is the character of Bottom, played by Ed Blagrove. Picture: OX68447 Jon Lewis Buy this photo

First published in News

MIDSUMMER may have passed for this year, but the magic of the traditionally topsy-turvy evening has carried through to a city stage.

Oxford-based theatre company Tomahawk Theatre put on the first performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Monday.

Edward Blagrove plays the character of Bottom, an actor who gets given a donkey’s head by a mischievous fairy.

The 31-year-old said: “It’s great fun and it’s been a joy to play. The other actors are just wonderful and we kind of bounce off each other.

“Some of my closest friends are in the cast and it’s always good to perform with them and spend time with them, and performing inside the castle grounds is a buzz.”

Production director Alex Nicholls, 44, said the theatre company aims to nurture home-grown talent and support young actors.

The cast of 17, including two musicians, is at Oxford Castle Unlocked, in New Road, until Saturday, July 19, in celebration of the company’s 10th anniversary.

Mr Nicholls said: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream is popular with local people and visitors to Oxford and it’s our 10th anniversary, so what better production to celebrate.”

For more information, visit oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk.

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS, SPORT and JAYDEN depending on what services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Our top stories

City council tenants less than happy, says new survey

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 26th January 2015

CITY council tenants’ satisfaction with their homes has plummeted over the past year.

Jayden Trial: Jake Blakeley accused of 'playing stupid' over Jayden Parkinson burial

Oxford Mail: Jake Blakeley, 18, from Didcot

5:00pm Monday 26th January 2015

A TEENAGER accused of knowingly digging holes to bury murdered Jayden Parkinson has been "playing stupid to win over the jury", the prosecution said.

One lane of London Road closed after manhole collapses

Oxford Mail: london rd alert

1:59pm Monday 26th January 2015

ONE lane of the London Road, Headington, has been closed after a manhole collapsed.

Relief for owners as missing cat is found 200 miles away from home

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 26th January 2015

AN INTREPID missing cat has been found in Bicester, 200 miles from its home.

New Leys leisure complex proves to be a big hit

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 26th January 2015

MORE than 12,000 people turned out for the official opening of the £9m Leys Pools and Leisure Centre at the weekend when fees were waived.

Universal free meals set to cost Oxfordshire schools £450,000

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 26th January 2015

SCHOOLS in Oxfordshire are set to lose out on nearly £450,000 in extra funding.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree