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The Watermill Ensemble presents Shakespeare Unlocked


By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Danielle Pearson

Mon 04 Nov 2019 - Fri 08 Nov 2019

‘If we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended, That you have but slumbered here. While these visions did appear…’


Three actors unlock Shakespeare’s enchanting play in a fast-paced 75 minute production with live music.

Midsummer’s night. The costume store backstage at a theatre. Things begin to come alive…

Sprites, fairies and young lovers collide in Shakespeare’s beguiling comedy of magic and mischief. Over the course of a single night, hearts are broken, vows are made and dreams are chased. With change in the air and emotions more fickle than ever before, who will the lovers’ hearts be promised to when the dawn sun rises?

There will be a free post-show Q&A following performances from Tuesday to Friday. 

This production will also tour to schools. For more information about the tour call 01635 570927.

The Sackler Trust, Principal Supporter of Watermill Schools Touring 

Directed by Robert Kirby
Movement Director Emily Holt
Music Captain Tom Sowinski
Costume Designer Emily Barratt
Costume Supervisor Julia Moore

Simran Hunjun

Simran trained with the National Youth Theatre REP Company 2018.
National Youth Theatre & REP credits include: Macbeth (Garrick Theatre), Consensual (Soho Theatre), To Kill a Mockingbird (Lyric Hammersmith), Victoria’s Knickers (Soho Theatre), Blue Stockings (The Yard)
Theatre credits include: Care (HOME Manchester), NeverLand (Theatre Deli Sheffield, The Vaults), NERVOSA HerStory 5 (The Bunker Theatre)
Film and TV credits: Ashens and the Polybius Heist, Southall on Film
Singing credits include: Voices in the Dark (Shakespeare’s Globe Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), Party at the Palace (Buckingham Palace)
Simran is excited to make her professional stage debut in A Mini Summer Night’s Dream!

Rosalind Lailey

Training: Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Theatre credits include: The Railway Children (York Theatre Royal), Sonnet Sunday (Shakespeare’s Globe)
Television credits include: Pan Tau (Caligari Film)
Film credits include: Charlotte (January Films)

Tom Sowinski

Theatre credits include: Kiss Me Kate (The Watermill Theatre); Cilla - The Musical (UK Tour); The Glenn Miller Story (London Coliseum); The Buddy Holly Story (UK Tour); Roll Over Beethoven (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch).
Credits while training: The Fall of the House of Usher, Into the Woods, The Crucible, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Caucasian Chalk Circle and The Government Inspector.
Other credits include: Musical Director for Into the Woods (Stratford Circus/Rose Bruford) Assistant Musical Director for Cilla – The Musical (UK Tour).