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Best Bottoms in the Land: A Shakespearean Dream, The

Synopsis
Six amateur actors from each of the English regions play the Mechanicals and perform with the Royal Shakespeare Company in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Samuel West narrates.

London: Tower Theatre from East London
North East: The Castle Players from County Durham and The People’s Theatre from Newcastle
South East: The Canterbury Players from Canterbury
East of England: The Common Lot from Norfolk
East Midlands: Lovelace Theatre Group from Hucknall, performing in Nottingham
Yorkshire: Leeds Arts Centre from Leeds, performing in Bradford
South West: Carnon Downs Drama Group from Truro
West Midlands: The Nonentities from Kidderminster and The Bear Pit from Stratford-upon-Avon
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
20 May 2016 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC1)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Contributor
Samuel West

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Untrained actors; Amateur theatre
Related items
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Notes

History
The programmes are shown only in the region they represent. All are broadcast on the same day at the same time.

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