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Nadine Shah to making acting debut in production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2022

Nadine Shah will appear in a new production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ when it opens at the new Shakespeare North Playhouse venue in Prescot, Merseyside next month.

The musician’s official Twitter account declared on Friday that: “This autumn, Nadine will be making her acting debut in a production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ directed by the incredible Matthew Dunster. All hail the Queen of the fairies!”

Shah will play Titania in the show, while David Morrissey is also in the cast playing Oberon.

The production is co-directed by Jimmy Fairhurst from Warrington-based theatre company Not Too Tame, who says: “Most people have seen a version of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ but this is a refresh of the real bones, the warts and all of the play. It really speaks to me as a working class person – a full-tilt, full-on night out”.

“We want to see how dark we can go”, he adds, “like Nick Cave dark – imagine a music festival at Banksy’s Dismaland bemusement park – and still maintain all the playfulness and celebration, that sense of fun, excitement and entertainment. It’s anarchic, raucous, great night out theatre and we can’t wait to welcome audiences into our world”.

The play opens on 22 Sep – info here.