Katherine Kingsley and Susannah Fielding in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Performers Joining David Walliams and Sheridan Smith in the Upcoming Production as Part of Michael Grandage’s Season at the Noël Coward Theatre
A casting announcement emerges for A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Noël Coward Theatre as Katherine Kingsley and Susannah Fielding join the cast to star alongside David Walliams and Sheridan Smith. Also joining the cast are Pádraic Delaney, Stefano Braschi, Sam Swainsbury, Craig Vye, Richard Dempsey, Leo Wringer, Henry Everett, Gavin Fowler, Alex Large and Stefan Adegbola under the direction of Michael Grandage, whose season at the West End venue has also included productions of Peter and Alice and The Cripple of Inishmaan, among others.
Both of the performers are well known in the London theatre area as they have amassed a wide range of credits during their careers. Kingsley has appeared in a wide range of film and television shows as well, including Hollyoaks and Operation Good Guys. For West End audiences she is perhaps best known for the likes of Singin’ In The Rain at the Palace Theatre and The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre, in addition to The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Donmar Warehouse.
Meanwhile, Susannah Fielding has starred in the likes of Doctor Who and All New People at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the classic Shakespeare play – set against the backdrop of the marriage between The Duke of Athens and Queen of the Amazons - that takes place in the forest near Athens as lovers Hermia and Lysander flee their to avoid the former’s arranged marriage to someone else and a troupe of actors head there to rehearse. Whilst there, numerous fairies play pranks on them in what is considered one of Shakespeare’s best known comedies.
A big selling point of the show is the star power in David Walliams and Sheridan Smith, something that is true for many parts of Grandage’s season, which includes Jude Law in Henry V and Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple Of Inishmaan.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is at the Noël Coward Theatre from Tuesday 17th September 2013 (previews from Saturday 7th September 2013) until Saturday 16th November 2013.