Phill Jupitus makes Shakespearean debut in A Midsummer Night's Dream

PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 August 2016

Phill Jupitus, Forbes Masson and Ekow Quartey in rehearsals (Picture: Nobby Clark).

Phill Jupitus, Forbes Masson and Ekow Quartey in rehearsals (Picture: Nobby Clark).

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Comedian Phill Jupitus will make his Shakespearean debut as Bottom in the Bard's play A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Phill Jupitus in rehearsal (Picture: Nobby Clark).Phill Jupitus in rehearsal (Picture: Nobby Clark).

Olivier Award-winning director Laurence Boswell has created a new version of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy, in the year of the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream intertwines three stories set in enchanted woods.

Theseus and Hippolyta prepare to marry, and Hermia is ordered to wed Demetrius. When Hermia and Lysander elope to the woods, Helena and Demetrius follow.

On the same night, fairy king Oberon and his queen Titania are caught up in a feud.

Oberon and his accomplice, Puck, decide to meddle with the lovers, and leave a trail of chaos and hilarity in their wake.

Jupitus is known for his role on Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be at the Theatre Royal Bath on from today (Thursday) to August 20 at 7.30pm. There are also 2.30pm matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays, with the exception of today.

Tickets, priced £15-34.50, are available from 01225 448844 or www.theatreroyal.org.uk

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