'A Midsummer Night's Dream'


Railway Institute


13th - 18th February 1950


A. G. Revill & E. D. Marsden

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This was our fourth production of the ever-popular magical comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', staged on this occasion at the Derby Railway Institute.  This was our regular performing venue from 1948 until 1957 and many fine shows were staged there.

This production featured music from the Derby Light Orchestra under the baton of their conductor Allan Street, along with singers trained by Laurence Lee. Some of the music for the show was specially recorded by Alan Turner and thanks were made to him by the society in the show programme.

We hope to be able to add more information and photographs from this production soon.


Producers - A. G. Revill & E. D. Marsden
Assistant Producers - Mrs. J. E. Howard Smith
Stage Director - Leslie Roome
Stage Manager - G. S. Aspdin
Settings & Lighting - Dennis Eddowes
Wardrobe & Properties - Mrs. M. A. Wheeler
Make-up - Mrs. D. Eddowes
Scene Painting - R. B. Hawksworth
Dances Arranged By - The Carlton School Of Dancing


Theseus - J. H. Banks
Egeus - A. R. Carter
Lysander - B. M. Smith
Demetrius - A. W. Pottier
Philostrate - J. T. Clewes
Peter Quince - E. D. Marsden
Nick Bottom - D. Campbell
Francis Flute - E. H. Cutts
Tom Snout - S. Morrison
Snug - A. Small
Robin Starveling - S. F. Watson
Athenian Soldiers - F. D. Beard & G. N. T. Dickinson
Hippolyta - Mrs. M. Orme
Hermia - Mrs. E. H. Cutts
Helena - Mrs. C. Cook
Oberon - P. K. Markland
Titania - Miss A. Russell
Puck - Miss Mary House
First Fairy - Miss Susan Mahon
Peaseblossom - Katherine MacFarlane
Cobweb - Barbara Streets
Moth - Karen Rasmussen
Mustardseed - Betty Rodgers
Other Fairies - Wendy Baer, Janet Beeston, Barbara Cartwright, Elaine East, Ann Finney, Valerie Green, Lavinia Rose, June Smith & Sheila Thorley