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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 23 October 1981

The Opera

Venue: Gaumont Theatre, Southampton

Composer: Benjamin Britten

Librettist: Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears

Conductor: Jane Glover

Orchestra: Bournemouth Sinfonietta


Oberon: Robin Martin-Oliver

Tytania: Gillian Sullivan

Puck: Dexter Fletcher

Peaseblossom: Stephen Jones

Cobweb: Martin Warr

Mustardseed: Jonathan Whiting

Moth: Stuart King

Theseus: Hugh Davies

Hippolyta: Yvonne Lea

Lysander: Peter Jeffes

Demetrius: Henry Herford

Hermia: Jane Findlay

Helena: Helen Walker

Bottom: John Michael Flanagan

Quince: Roger Bryson

Flute: Adrian Thompson

Snug: Christopher Ross

Snout: Grant Shelley

Starveling: Michael Carlyle

Production Team

Original Producer: Peter Hall

Set Designer: John Bury

Costume Designer: John Bury

Lighting Designer: Paul Pyant

Revival Producer: Guus Mostart