Contemporary take on Shakespeare play for Stowmarket

Jordan Finding as Peaseblossom, Oscar Glenister as Mustardseed and Harriet Ashton as Titania in Spinning Wheel Theatre's Youth Takeover of Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream
Jordan Finding as Peaseblossom, Oscar Glenister as Mustardseed and Harriet Ashton as Titania in Spinning Wheel Theatre's Youth Takeover of Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream
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A group of 15 to 25 year olds will perform their contemporary take on William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Stowmarket this Easter.

Since last September, professional theatre company Spinning Wheel Theatre has given support and guidance to the ‘youth takeover team’ whose members have been working to design, market, produce and perform the timeless play.

Their contemporary take on it has created new challenges for the team who have been focusing on fusing the traditional Shakespearian language with a new and original design.

Sam Norri, 22, said: “It’s been such a great project to be a part of; being surrounded by so many supportive and generous people, it really feels like we’re a small family, not just an aspiring theatre company.”

Spinning Wheel’s annual takeover project allows young people to learn a range of skills within the creative arts, and to experience the diverse range of jobs that go into creating a show.

Budding technician Lucy Skelton, age 17, said: “Takeover is an invaluable opportunity for young artists to get real experience in theatre with the freedom to explore their creativity whilst having the support and guidance of professionals in the industry.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed at The John Peel Centre, in Stowmarket, at 7.30pm on April 11 and 12.

Tickets, priced at £7 or £5 for concessions, are available online at www.spinningwheeltheatre.com.