A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

The grounds of the Castle Hotel, Taunton, 1951
Outdoor performance, performed by the Taunton Pastoral Players.
Theseus, Duke of Athens Stanley Cair
Egeus, father to Hermia Leslie Brown
Lysander, in love with Hermia Leslie Warren
Demetrius, in love with Hermia Cyril Hawken
Philostrate, Master of the Revels to Theseus David Smith
Quince, a carpenter Robert Young
Snug, a joiner Eric King
Bottom, a weaver Harold Fairweather
Flute, a bellows mender Reginald Castell
Snout, a tinker James Cowan
Starveling, a tailor Arthur Scott
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus Barbara Spencer
Hermia, daughter to Egeus, in love with Lysander Gladys Young
Helena, in love with Demetrius Kathleen Marfell
Attendants on Theseus and Hippolyta Almeric Seymour, Susie Fairweather, Sheila Parsons, Monica Parsons, Mildred Norris, Gladys Murray, Jack Pride, David Charley, W Maynard
Oberon, King of the Fairies Doris Barber
Titania, Queen of the Fairies Joan Lloyd
Puck or Robin Goodfellow Wilfred Westlake
A Sprite Margaret Clarke
Peasblossom Gillian Whitby
Cobweb Monica Newcombe
Moth Elizabeth Young
Mustardseed Sheila Whitby
Other Fairies attending their King and Queen E Lupprian, M Lethbridge, H Braybrooks, J Pennington, D Collett, J Dowling, J Masters, C Dimond, K Hopkins, D Hembrow, M Hewlett, P Harris
Produced by John Wilkins
Master of the Greensward Wilfred Westlake
First Violins Miss Hopwood, Miss Gliddon
Second Violins Miss Bissell, Miss B Went
‘Cello Miss Hammett
Pianoforte Miss N Keynes Wyatt