• A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ NNT

    Nottingham’s New Theatre’s performance of ‘A Midsummer nights dream’, adapted by Tara Anegada, was certainly one for the history books with its unique approach....
  • Arts Investigates: Is Shakespeare All He’s Cracked Up To Be?

    On his birthday, Impact Arts asks a controversial question… Is Shakespeare even that big a deal? Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve read and watched my fair share of Shakespeare, and I can’t say that I don’t enjoy it now and then but this worship of the man has...
  • Creative Corner: A Midsummer’s Night Out by Esther Kearney

    Once again, Impact Arts’ Esther takes a Shakespearean tale and transforms it for the twenty-first century. This time, the turn of A Midsummer Night’s Dream… The music reverberated through the dimly lit room. The floor was buzzing and vaguely sticky with the remnants of party goers sloshing their £2.50 “cocktails” onto the...
  • Fairies, Mechanical Dolphins and Raves: Interview with Alan Lane

    To celebrate Midsummer and the RSC’s inventive way of celebrating this, in the form of The Fairy Portal Camp, Impact Arts spoke to theatre company Slung Low’s Artistic Director, Alan Lane. From his collaboration with the RSC to advice for students breaking into the theatre industry, Alan gives his insight into...
  • A Mechanical Camaraderie – Interview with Lovelace Theatre Group

    To celebrate Shakespeare and The Play for the Nation, Impact Arts caught up with the six actors and their directors (alongside their rehearsal Titania, Jess) from Lovelace Theatre Group, Hucknall ahead of their professional debut as the mechanicals in the Nottingham run of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Why did...
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Theatre Royal

    The Royal Shakespeare Company’s touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with a different, regional cast playing the Mechanicals and fairy train at each new location, is a truly bold move in theatre-making. This Play for the Nation, celebrating the work of Shakespeare 400 years after his death, is...
  • 5 Best Shakespearian Males

    It’s no mean feat to whittle down the great male characters of William Shakespeare’s plays to a list of five. The majority of Shakespeare’s works are set in male dominated worlds and populated by strong, complex and witty male characters, many of which are even granted the title of...