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The Pocket Dream

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  2w, 4m

Sandi Toksvig , Elly Brewer

The Pocket Dream has Shakespeare, audience participation, dancing penguins, several backstage dramas which actually take place onstage and a cast of six playing twenty-one roles between them (plus a few extra fairies). A thoroughly entertaining broad comedy (and you can't beat a broad Bottom).

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    2w, 4m

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The Pocket Dream has Shakespeare, audience participation, dancing penguins, several backstage dramas which actually take place onstage and a cast of six playing twenty-one roles between them (plus a few extra fairies).  A thoroughly entertaining broad comedy (and you can't beat a broad Bottom).

The curtain goes up on the first scene of A Midsummer Night's Dream, during which actors Simon and Phyllida make the alarming discovery that their fellow thespians - driven to distraction by Phyllida's grand dame manner - have staged a mass walkout and are getting riotously drunk at the Wonky Donkey. But the show must go on, and with the help of overworked stage manager Jo, stagehand Dave , libidinous gym teacher Tom, and front-of-house manager Felix, we are treated to a truly surreal version of Shakespeare's play…

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Sandi Toksvig

Sandi Toksvig OBE, was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and brought up around the world in Europe, Africa and the United States. She began her comedy career at Girton College, Cambridge where she wrote and performed in the first all-woman Footlights show as well as achieving a fir ...
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Elly Brewer

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