BAFTA nominated David Morrissey has been announced as the voice of Oberon, King of the Fairies, in a unique new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the newly opened Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot, Merseyside. The play will run there for a month from 22nd September before moving to Northern Stage in Newcastle from 29th October.
Mercury nominated singer-songwriter Nadine Shah is making her theatre debut in the role of Titania. The cast boasts a diverse mix of emerging and experienced talent, with several members of the cast making their professional debuts.
The play is described as an "anarchic" production by artistic director Jimmy Fairhurst who goes on to say "We want to see how dark we can go, like Nick Cave dark – imagine a music festival at Banksy’s Dismaland bemusement park – and still maintain all the playfulness and celebration, that sense of fun, excitement and entertainment."
The play is produced by Not Too Tame and directed by Matthew Dunster who said "Do I want to direct a show at a brand new Shakespeare theatre in the North West with Not Too Tame and a load of other working class heroes. OF COURSE I DO. And do I want to collaborate with Shakespeare and challenge him and be challenged by him and his brilliance. YES. YES I DO. He’s the best and we are going to do everything to bring a brilliant first major Shakespeare to Shakespeare North Playhouse and then take it on to one of my favourite theatrical homes at Northern Stage. What a privilege this gig is."
David Morrissey is available for voiceovers from Anthea Represents. Click his image for his profile page and voiceover showreel.