Cast

Hannah Brackstone-Brown

Helena, Snout, Fairy

Hannah graduated from the BA (Hons) Acting course at East 15 Acting School in 2008.

Theatre Credits: Wait Until Dark (Vienna’s English Theatre); The Gin Chronicles (The Bridewell Theatre); The 39 Steps (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); The Sting (Wiltons Music Hall); Some Girls (New Wimbledon Studio); The Missing Toreador (St James Theatre); An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein (Drayton Theatre); Cole Porter’s Aladdin (Sadler’s Wells); Emma (Sai Wan Ho Civic Theatre, Hong Kong); Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens (Theatro Technis); The Browning Version (Tristan Bates Theatre); You Were After Poetry (Tristan Bates Theatre); The Dreaming (Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House)

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Hannah Brackstone-Brown

Hannah Brackstone-Brown

Helena, Snout, Fairy

James Burton

Theseus, Oberon

James is delighted to be back performing in Dubrovnik, having played Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night for Midsummer Scene in 2015. He trained at Mountview Academy, and St Mary’s University College, London. Other theatre credits include: Alice in Wonderland playing The Mad Hatter, A Christmas Carol (playing Jacob Marley and The Ghost of Christmas Present), and Antony and Cleopatra as Pompey and Agrippa, all for Creation Theatre Company in Oxford. He’s played Colonel Brandon in a touring production of Sense & Sensibility for director Helen Tennison, Charles Bovary in Faye Weldon’s Madame Bovary: Breakfast with Emma (Rosemary Branch, National Tour), and Peer Gynt for the Ibsen Stage Company. He’s played Ben in The Dumb Waiter (LPC European Tour), Mr. Toad in The Wind in the Willows (National Tour), and been in American Haiku (Jermyn Street Theatre, London),  and Mammon Inc (Raffles Hotel Theatre, Singapore)

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James Burton

James Burton

Theseus, Oberon

Kudzanayi Chiwawa

Hippolyta, Titania

Zimbabwean born, Kudzanayi trained at Drama Studio London.
She has worked with companies such as Honey Tongued, Gecko Theatre, Two Gents, Smooth Faced Gentlemen and Punchdrunk.
Some of her recent productions include Big Bad at The King’s Head Theatre, Cornflake Girl by B. J. McNeil, Three Mothers at The Jermyn Street Theatre and Gliwice Hamlet produced by Two Gents & Theatre in Translation.
She is currently working with the new all-female company Dangerous Space, led by Barbara Houseman & Nastazja Somers; building towards their debut season of new writing and Shakespeare.

Kudzanayi is also an emerging Playwright; she was accepted onto the Royal Court Theatre Writers’ Program and her first play Push Up Daisies performed at The Hope Theatre.

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Kudzanayi Chiwawa

Kudzanayi Chiwawa

Hippolyta, Titania

Ben Cutler

Lysander, Flute, Fairy

Training: École Philippe Gaulier

Theatre: Jane Eyre at the National Theatre and UK Tour; Hotel for W!LD RICE, Singapore at Victoria Theatre; Nocturne at South Bank Spiegeltent, Playland at Derby Theatre; Romeo and Juliet UK Tour , The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming for Tall Stories; The Double Bass at Mundolinga Paris , Ruins at The Lowry; The Great Gatsby and Macbeth at Harrogate Theatre; Scrooge: A Christmas Carol and Animal Farm at Harrogate Theatre; Misfits of London: The Gin Chronicles at St James Theatre

Feature Film includes: 7 Days in Entebbe, dir: Jose Padhila; Trois Femme, dir: Tatia Sherbabovla.

Awards: Winner - Best Ensemble L!Fe Theatre Awards for Hotel (2016)

Teaching: École Philippe Gaulier; Mount View London

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Ben Cutler

Ben Cutler

Lysander, Flute, Fairy

Susan Hingey

Hermia, Starveling, Fairy

Susan is thrilled to be back in Dubrovnik for her third season with the company.

For Midsummer Scene: Hamlet (2016), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2017)

Theatre: Wendy and Peter Pan, Orphan of Zhao, Boris Godunov, Life of Galileo (Royal Shakespeare Company); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe, International Tour), Dorian Gray (National Theatre Japan) Around the World in 80 Days (New Vic / Manchester Royal Exchange), Hamlet (Parrabola / Zero Point Motion, Korea), Pioneer (Curious Directive); One Million, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, Home (Tangled Feet), Splash! (Lyric Hammersmith / GDIF / Latitude Festival), Catch / Ulov (Greyscale Theatre / Almeida), The Snow Queen (Lawrence Batley Theatre), Before I Sleep (dreamthinkspeak), Soho Streets (Soho Theatre)

Television includes: Doctors

Film: Shino's Show, The Gloaming and Household Gods

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Susan Hingey

Susan Hingey

Hermia, Starveling, Fairy

Sheetal Kapoor

Puck, Philostrate

Training: Drama Studio London.

Theatre credits include: Gauhar Jaan: The Datia Incident (Mukul & Ghetto Tigers), Silent Sisters - Brothers Unhinged (Mukul & Ghetto Tigers), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Honey-Tongued Productions), The Tempest (Get Over It Productions), Romeo and Juliet (FRED Theatre), One Year Off (FRED Theatre), The Sexy Seven (Lost City Writers) and Pristine in Blue (The Play’s The Thing Theatre). Film credits include: Rukhsati (Karakoori Productions), Guilty Pleasures (Smooth Demon Productions) and A Suitable Husband (Grand Independent).

Radio: Midnight's Children (BBC Radio).

She also recorded various characters for The Jungle Book (Audible)

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Sheetal Kapoor

Sheetal Kapoor

Puck, Philostrate

Filip Krenus

Bottom, Fairy

Filip trained at East 15 Acting School (BA Acting) and Drama Centre (MA in Classical European Acting).

He set up Honey-tongued Theatre Productions in 2012 and is one of the co-founders of Midsummer Scene Festival.

Theatre credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet (Midsummer Scene) and Twelfth Night (Midsummer Scene and Vienna's English Theatre), School for Scandal (directed by Jessica Swale), The Winter's Tale (LittleBIG Shakespeare), King Lear and Dido, Queen of Carthage (Greenwich Theatre), Bent (Landor/Tabard), Orestes – Re-Examined (Southwark Playhouse), Peer Gynt (Riverside Studios), Hell Screen (Oval House), Richard III and Macbeth(Faction Theatre Company), The Rivals (Camden People's Theatre), Jane Eyre (Brockley Jack) and The Right Ballerina (directed by Matthew Gould).

Films include Transmania and radio includes Gino Ginelli Lives (Wireless Theatre Company).

 

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Filip Krenus

Filip Krenus

Bottom, Fairy

Lainey Shaw

Patsy Quince, Egea, Fairy

Lainey Shaw trained at The Academy Drama School, London.

theatre credits include: Rose in The Onion at the End (Terence Rattigan Society), Alison in A-Z (Flanaganza), Mildred Bulthorpe in Key for Two (Vienna's English Theatre), Pam Underwood in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Agnes in Silence (Large Print Theatre), Aunt Jennings in Sense and Sensibility (Tour), Mrs Fairfax/Mrs Reed in Jane Eyre, Mrs Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (Rosemary Branch Theatre), Nurse in Romeo & Juliet (Young Shakespeare Company), Diana in Absent Friends, Ruth in Blithe Spirit, Grace Page in Game Plan, Dee Jobson in Roleplay, Adelaide Pinchin in Mysterious Mister Love, Jane Banbury in Fallen Angels (all in rep for MFP).

She also provides the voice of on-hold marketing for various companies in the North of England and is delighted to be reprising the roles of Quince, Egea & Fairy for Midsummer Scene 2018.

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Lainey Shaw

Lainey Shaw

Patsy Quince, Egea, Fairy

Paul Sockett

Demetrius, Snug, Fairy

Stage credits include: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (First UK Tour - National Theatre); Tony Blair the Musical (Edinburgh Festival); Plain Jane, Some Scary Stories (Royal Exchange, Manchester); The School for Wives (Edinburgh Festival); Tartuffe (Wimbledon Studios); Hary Janos (Ryedale Festival Opera); The Crimson Retribution (24:7 Festival).
Screen credits include: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal Pictures); Humans (Kudos); Banana (E4); Coronation Street (ITV); The Best Little Whorehouse in the North (IV Films).

Voice credits include: Tyre (BBC Radio 3 / EBU); Bang Up (BBC Radio 4); Primary Music (BBC Bitesize).

Spotlight pin: 1573-9052-0299

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Paul Sockett

Paul Sockett

Demetrius, Snug, Fairy

Midsummer Scene is a project of the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, and it is a joint production with Brilliant Events, Dubrovnik and Honey-tongued Theatre Productions Ltd. London






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