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Join us for our outdoor, socially distanced, family-friendly production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream this summer.
Touring Cricket Clubs, six actor-musicians present Shakespeare’s favourite comedy in just sixty minutes.
Get ready for confusion, chaos and water fights! For ages 5 to 105 - but under 5s also welcome!
Bring a picnic blanket, enjoy the hospitality of your local cricket club and let us entertain you!
is a new company, formed to add value in the communities in which we work.
Our aim is to get people watching live theatre again in a safe and responsible way. It is our mission to create bold and exciting work suitable for all ages.
We want to get communities together to enjoy some theatre for the last of the summer, but we know you’re not going to enjoy yourself if you’re feeling nervous about safety. Therefore we have taken every precaution to ensure that we are 100% in line with the most up to date government rules and regulations.
Please see the FAQs here > for more information.
Max trained at Rose Bruford College. He is an actor, director and now producer!
Theatre credits include: The Woman In Black (West End); The 39 Steps (Barn Theatre/Theatre Royal Windsor); The Hound of the Baskervilles (ETF/Jermyn Street); A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, The Comedy of Errors (Propeller); One Man, Two Guvnors (Theatre Royal Haymarket); NT 50 Gala (National Theatre); An Ideal Husband (Chichester Festival Theatre); Anything is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough (The Vaults); The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith (Jermyn Street); Murder On The Nile (UK Tour).
Film includes: Upcoming British Comedy/Drama Dream Horse and the Downton Abbey film.
Max was the assistant director on the national tour of The Grapes of Wrath, produced by Nuffield Theatres Southampton. He also recently assisted on The Coronet’s production of The Outsider by Albert Camus, adapted by Ben Okri, which won the ‘Offie’ Award for ‘Best Ensemble’.
Theatre credits include: The Wind in the Willows (Jermyn Street/Guildford Shakespeare Company); The Last of the Pelican Daughters (The Wardrobe Ensemble/Complicite/Bristol Old Vic); A Christmas Carol (Theatre by the Lake);
For Services Rendered (Jermyn Street); Shadowlands (Chichester Festival Theatre); Macbeth (Watermill Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Royal Shakespeare Company); Love’s Labour’s Lost/Robin Hood (Guildford Shakespeare Company); Twelfth Night (Royal Shakespeare Company); Footprints on the Moon (Finborough Theatre);
The Emperor and the Nightingale (Theatre by the Lake); Singin’ In The Rain (Bolton Octagon/Salisbury Playhouse/New Vic).
Aaron's career began at 18 when he was cast in the BBC's long running drama Eastenders playing the role of Steven Beale, a role he returned to in 2016.
Theatre credits include: the recent UK Tour of Wicked as Fiyero, a critically acclaimed run as Johnny in Green Day’s American Idiot (Arts Theatre, London), Joe Kennedy Jnr & Jerry in Grey Gardens with Sheila Hancock & Jenna Russell at the Southwark Playhouse, Carl Bruner in Ghost the Musical (English Theatre Frankfurt), Michael Dork in the Olivier Award Nominated Loserville: The Musical (West Yorkshire Playhouse & Garrick Theatre West End), Michael Carrington in Cool Rider Live (Lyric and Duchess Theatre West End, Original Cast), Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (Open Air Tour), Jack Sprat in the UK Tour of Carnaby Street - The Musical, Ham in Children of Eden (The Prince of Wales Theatre, West End) & Kyle Gibson in The Prodigals (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Festival 2011).
Film and TV includes: Doctors (BBC), Lewis in The Nephilim; the Internet drama Almost but not quite, and Blood Army.
Concerts and Workshops: Ernest Boulton / Stella in Fanny and Stella Present... by Glenn Chandler, Mickey Forster in Get That Beat!, Robbie in Tamar Broadbent's original workshop of Pierced: The Musical. Aaron has also performed Tamar's Music at many concerts since.
Aaron has also had a successful music career. Alongside his former band The Boston Plan, he was part of a UK tour with the No 1 artist Professor Green. They then went on to support Alexandra Burke, Agro Santos, The Wanted and many others. They also performed live on the BBC's Children in Need.
Claire-Marie originates from Newport, South Wales and studied at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Theatre includes: Innkeeper's Wife in The Wicker Husband (The Watermill); Jean in Operation Mincemeat (Southwark Playhouse); Erica in The Colours (Soho Theatre); U/S Dea, Queen Angelica & Lady Trelaw in The Grinning Man (Trafalgar Studios, West End); Tuptim in The King & I (Leicester Curve and National Tour); Gabriella Montez in High School Musical (Hammersmith Apollo and National Tour); Cosette in Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre, West End); The Woman in The Sorrows Of Satan (Tristan Bates Theatre); Ruth in Mites (Tristan Bates Theatre); Anala in Between Empires (St James’ Theatre and Edinburgh Festival); Princess in Aladdin (New Wimbledon Theatre, Manchester Opera House and Hackney Empire).
Television includes: Just Up Your Street (BBC Wales), Princess in Aladdin (BBC Wales).
Radio includes: Suki in When The Dog Dies and Vanessa/Melody-Ann/Ms Chang in My Brilliant Divorce (both CPL Productions for BBC Radio 4).
Trained at LAMDA
Theatre credits include: Trial by Laughter (Watermill & UK Tour); A Christmas Carol, Twelfth Night (Royal Shakespeare Company); Bury the Hatchet, Boris III (Vaults); A View From Islington North (Arts Theatre/Out of Joint); Single Spies (Chichester Festival Theatre/Birmingham Rep/UK tour); Jefferson’s Garden, Dick Whittington (Watford Palace Theatre); Teddy (Southwark Playhouse);
An Ideal Husband (Chichester Festival Theatre).
Television includes: Father Brown, Decline and Fall, Midsomer Murders, And Then There Were None, Casualty.
West End credits include: Standby Heidi Hansen and Cynthia Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward Theatre); Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre); Teacher/Alternate Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Laura in All The Fun Of The Fair (Garrick Theatre); Donna Marie/Miss Jones in Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre).
Tours and regional theatre: Pamela/Annabella/Margaret in The 39 Steps (The Barn Theatre, Cirencester); Sophie Perkins in Benidorm Live (UK Tour); Alternate Dusty in Dusty (UK Premiere Tour); Peggy in Mrs Henderson Presents (Royal Alexandra theatre, Toronto); Gemma in Jackie The Musical (Ambassadors); Lady Jane in Carnaby Street The Musical (UK Tour); Inner Voice in They’re Playing Our Song (Menier Chocolate Factory); Ensemble in Spoonful of Styles and Drewe (Spekulation Entertainment); Vocalist in Barbara Cook and Friends (Coliseum); Vocalist in Good Thing Going (Cadogan Hall in association with The Royal Philharmonic).
Workshop and Concert Credits include: An Evening of Dirty Dancing (Stage Acts Entertainment); Babs Barlow in Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Phil Willmott).
Recordings include: All the Fun of the Fair (David Essex); A Spoonful of Styles and Drewe (Spekulation Entertainment); Step Inside Love (Jay Entertainment).
Joseph is an actor, director, writer and graduate of the Guildford School of Acting.
Recent directing work include: Ben Hur, The 39 Steps, The Hound of the Baskervilles, One Minute (Barn Theatre, Cirencester); A Christmas Carol (Riverhouse Barn); Ugly Duckling and Other Stories (Apollo Theatre Company, UK tour); Seeds of Change (Lion and Unicorn); Significant Other (Vaults, Waterloo).
Acting credits include: One Man Two Guvnors (National Theatre); The Life of Galileo (Royal Shakespeare Company); Watership Down (Watermill Theatre); Billy (Union Theatre); Princess Caraboo (Finborough Theatre).
Joseph’s family-friendly adaptations of A Christmas Carol and the stories of Hans Christian Anderson have been seen and enjoyed by audiences across the country.
This is Joseph’s first production with Scoot Theatre and he really hopes the audience enjoys their first taste of live theatre since lockdown!
(2 adults & 2 children)
*Under 5s free
Floor seating is arranged in 2m by 2m picnic ‘squares’, holding a maximum of 5 people per square. Each person in the square must have their own ticket. All tickets within a square must be purchased on the same transaction.
Squares cannot be reserved and will be allocated on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis on the day.
Please adhere to government rules on mixing of families. Gates open 60 minutes prior to show start.
Your ticket entitles you to day membership of the cricket club you are visiting.
Once you have bought a ticket you will receive email confirmation with an attached pdf e-ticket to your inbox.
Please retain this email and either print the pdf or show your email confirmation to the venue as proof of purchase.
Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance.
How is the Show Socially Distanced?
Actors will be adhering to current government social distancing guidance on stage and will also always be at least 2 metres from the audience. Audience ‘squares’ will be spaced 2 metres from each other also.
There will be a one-way system in place for walking to and from your ‘square’.
Is it safe?
We have worked with venues to ensure everything is in line with current government guidance, including the use of toilet facilities. Of course, very importantly, if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 then please do stay at home. A full list of symptoms is available here >
Can I buy tickets on the door?
No. Due to the importance of regulating numbers in the current environment, it is key that all tickets are purchased in advance, via the link above.
What if it rains?
We will always try to continue with the show. Bring your raincoat - just in case! If the weather becomes dangerous or it is impossible to continue, then refunds or tickets to an alternative date will be offered. But please note we will never cancel a performance prior to the advertised start time.
What if Government Policy changes, or there is a local lockdown?
In this case all tickets are refundable or transferable to future dates.
Can I bring a picnic?
What about a picnic chair?
Sure! But please be aware that we may ask you to sit towards the back so that others on blankets can see.