Sir Trevor Nunn will return to his hometown of Ipswich to direct A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the New Wolsey Theatrethis summer. The acclaimed director has so far directed 36 of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, with this production completing the collection.
The New Wolsey Theatre, of which Nunn is a patron, is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary.
For Peter Rowe, Artistic Director at the New Wolsey Theatre, the timing is perfect. “It has long been Trevor’s ambition to direct all the plays in Shakespeare’s canon and we are fortunate that the last on his list is Shakespeare’s most magical and popular comedy. It seems a fitting contribution to the 400th anniversary celebrations of the death of England’s greatest playwright that Trevor will be returning to his hometown, working with a company combining local schoolchildren and young people with the professional cast, and rehearsing in the same hall that he staged his first Shakespeare in as a seventeen-year-old schoolboy.”
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will run at the New Wolsey in Ipswich Tuesday 21 Juneto9 July 2016