The Excellence of the Ensemble

                                        When you undertake an intensive project like this, the Yearn and Learn which is always rehearsed and performed in just two weeks there’s an unknown element which cannot be planned for and no amount of preparation can guarantee success and… Read more →

MEET THE CAST; DEMETRIUS & LYSANDER

Demetrius  Played by Oli Meredith Achiever of two LAMDA gold medals, one in acting and another in devising drama, Oli is a very passionate, creative and natural actor. In 2014, He moved to Bristol to become part of the unique film community there and within a couple of years built up a very positive reputation amongst Bristol Filmmakers. As well as a… Read more →

MEET THE CAST; QUINCE & EGEUS

Quince Played by Kathy Sterry Kathy’s earliest memories of acting are from the playground at primary school where she used her storytelling imagination to create vivid tales of wild horses, witches, wizards and much more besides aided and abetted by friends.  Her attempts to appear on stage were thwarted by evil teachers, and shyness, but she adored being a ‘merrie… Read more →

MEET THE CAST; STARVELING & FLUTE

Starveling  Played by Elizabeth Kelly Liz graduated from UWE in 2007 having done Drama and Film Studies, then life got in the way a bit. A couple of years ago she joined the Kelvin Players in Bristol to try and get back into theatre and gain more experience. She saw a post for Midsummer Nights Dream on good old Facebook… Read more →

MEET THE CAST; PUCK & BOTTOM

Puck Played by Lucy Payne   Lucy studied Drama with Creative Writing at UWE and graduated in 2014. Since then she has taken an active part in non-professional theatre, and enjoys helping backstage when she can get away from her crazy job..! Lucy watched the Director, Anna Friend’s production of A Doll’s House and thought ‘that looked fun’, so she… Read more →

MEET THE CAST; THE FAIRIES

Cobweb Played by Pamela Giraud-Telme Pamela is thrilled to be playing the part of Cobweb in A Midsummers Night’s Dream. The role of a fairy is one Pamela is very much looking forward to playing due to its fun, light-hearted nature and because she is eager to take on the challenge of playing not only a comedic character but also… Read more →

MEET THE CAST; HELENA

Helena Played by Ceara Coveney Ceara first took to the stage at 4 years old and has loved to entertain ever since! Her early interest in musical theatre led to her playing Grizabella in her stage school’s production of Cats as well as performing in showcase productions at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon and Her Majesty’s and Sadlers Wells Theatres in… Read more →

MEET THE CAST; Titania & Oberon

Titania Played by Jayma Voorheis  Jayma is so excited to be playing the role of Titania in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”! This will be her first production with Gatecrash Theatre. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Jayma has studied Musical Theatre and Film at the New York Film Academy in NYC. While musical theatre is her forte, being able to perform… Read more →

The Beauty of the Bard

When I began Directing, many years ago I remember a conversation I had when I pronounced,with total conviction, that I did not ‘do’ Shakespeare, that it was too traditional, too academic. HAH! Years later and I find that my work with Shakespeare’s text and the new life you can breathe into each play has bought me such joy, alongside all… Read more →

CHRIS GARDNER COMES BACK AS A GUEST FOR EVOLVE…

This week Gatecrash Evolve have the joy of meeting Chris Gardner, one of our associate artists. He will be leading this weeks session on Voice. National Director and founder of Stroud Theatre Company. Chris has Directed for several companies and venues including Sixth Sense Theatre for Young People, The Old Rep, Birmingham, Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, Theatre West at the Alma,… Read more →