DO you love Shakespeare and would relish the opportunity to act alongside West End stars? Then head to The Epstein Theatre on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th March for your chance to star in The Epstein Theatre’s first ever Shakespearian production. Daniel Taylor Productions is looking for a talented actress to play the role of Hermia in its forthcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which comes to the theatre on Hanover Street from April 25-29. The theatre company has arranged open auditions for the role of Hermia to take place next Monday and Tuesday at The Epstein. See audition details below. They are looking for a strong actress with experience in performing Shakespeare, aged 18-30-years-old, around 5 feet 4 inches tall to play the character of Hermia in the most magical of The Bard’s comedies – A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hermia is a bold and feisty character and fascinating part to play. Director Daniel Taylor explained: “Hermia’s father Egeus wants her to marry Demetrius but she is in love with Lysander so her choices are to marry a man she doesn’t love, become a nun or disobey her father and die. Instead, she carves her own destiny by embarking on an adventure through a magical wood where the mischievous fairies come into play…” One of The Bard’s funniest and most popular plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been adapted by Helen Jeffery. On a midsummer night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule… The successful actress who is cast in the role of Hermia will join an array of the city’s finest talents on stage. Daniel Taylor (Lennon Through A Glass Onion, Blood Brothers, The Tommy Cooper Show) plays the character of Bottom and will be joined on stage by Sharon Byatt (Mrs Johnstone, Blood Brothers, Coronation Street and Bread) as Titania, Chloe Taylor (Wicked) as Helena, Johnny Schumacher (Royal Shakespeare Company, Quadrophenia) as Oberon, James Templeton (Jesus Christ Superstar) as Puck, Tim Lucas (Legally Blonde) as Flute and Sam Donovan as Lysander (‘Erics,’ Liverpool Everyman). For more information and to declare your interest email email@example.com by no later than Saturday, 4th March. Audition details Monday 6th March – 10.30-3.30pm Tuesday 7th March – 10.30-3.30pm Venue Details The Epstein Theatre Hanover House 85 Hanover Street Liverpool L1 3DZ Performance Details A Midsummer Night’s Dream Dates: Tues, 25 – Sat, 29 April Times: 11am, 1.30pm and 7.30pm Tickets: From £13 – £20 *All Prices Include A £1 Per Ticket Venue Restoration Levy. MND School Workshops and Q&As with cast members at The Epstein Theatre and at your school or college Wed 26 April 2017: 10.30am-12pm (30 places available) Thu 27 April 2017: 10.30am-12pm (30 places available) * Performance and Workshop Price: £20 **Following the production run, the cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will also be available to provide workshops at schools should the advertised sessions fill. This would be covered by the £20 workshop/ticket price advertised. Please make your interest known when booking your tickets. To book tickets call 0844 888 4411* or go online at www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk * or in person at The Epstein Theatre Box Office from 2pm – 6pm Monday – Thursday and 12pm-6pm Friday – Saturday.