Wimbledon students from the National Youth Theatre will be performing a magical production inspired by Shakespeare in Kingston next week.

Following its successful run at the 2012 International Youth Arts Festival, The National Youth Music Theatre will be returning to the Rose Theatre in Kingston to stage three performances of their highly praised production - The Dreaming.


The Dreaming, based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is directed by Jeremy James Taylor and Russell Labey and features a cast of 45 young actors and a 12 piece orchestra.

Jeremy James Taylor, the show’s director, says: "These are the best in the land and they are a fantastically good cast.

"They come from all over the place and we did some local auditions as well.

"It is an absolutely beautiful and magical show based loosely on a Midsummer Night’s Dream but we jump around with the story.

"It is very beautiful and moving with a big orchestra of young players.

"The National Youth Theatre is going from strength to strength at the moment and we are bringing another show to the Rose this summer for the youth arts festival."

Students from Wimbledon appearing in the production include Samuel Hilton, 12, from Donhead School, Nick Brechman, 18, from Hampton School, Benedict Mafi, 14, from Kings College School, Eugenio Grimley-Evans, 12, Joseph Cohen, 12, Hal Henderson, 13 and Charlie Parkman, 12, all from Kings College School in Wimbledon.

The Dreaming; Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL; Friday, February 1 and 2, 7.30pm, 2.30 matinee on Saturday; £16 TO 20; 08444 821 556; therosetheatrekingston.org