A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
(NATSU NO YO NO YUME)

In English English
In Japanese Swedish

By William Shakespeare
In a Japanese Translation by Matsuoka Kazuko

 

This production was first performed at the New National Theatre (Shinkokoritsu Gekijo) in Tokyo on 31st May 2007.

It was revived at the same theatre two years later, opening on 29th May 2009 and it toured to the Aubade Hall in Toyama in June of the same year.

The names of the Japanese creative team and cast appear in the Japanese style with family names first and given names second.

CREATIVE TEAM

Director - John Caird
Designer - Sue Blane
Lighting Design - Nakagawa Ryuichi
Music - Ilona Sekacz and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Choreography - Hirosaki Uran
Associate Set Design – Roy Bell
Associate Costume Design – Hayashi Natsuko
Hairstyling and Make-up – Okada Tomoe, Watanabe Tamami
Associate Wigs and Make-up Design – Sato Yuko
Wardrobe Associates – Terada Kazue, Fujiwara Emi, Kobo Ichi & Momaworkshop
Musical Director – Kume Daisuke
Musical Coordination – Nakamura Akiko
Sound Design – Kurono Hisashi
Interpreter for Mr Caird – Suzuki Naoko

Stage Manager – Shibuya Toshihisa
Assistant Stage Managers – Yano Shinichi, Mitsuyasu Koichi, Takeuchi Noriko & Obana Makoto
Dressers – Yoshida Hitomi & Wada Yukiko
Stage Carpenters – Haiyuza Gekijo Butai Bijutsubu & Ishimoto Shunji
Rehearsal Pianists – Park Seungcheol, Kubo Yuko & Endo Natsue
Prompter – Yajima Miki
Props – Takatsu Eiga Soshoku Bijutsu & Nakamura Erito
Special Props – Tsuchiya Kobo, Tsuchiya Takeshi, Abe Ichiro & Horio Kobo
Title Calligraphy - Mizuno Eiji & Shiba Ippei
Assistant Director – Oe Sachihiko
Assistant Producers – Hayafune Satoshi & Kamikuri Yoko
Script Assistant – Obara Hiroshi
Lyric Translation – Suzuki Hiro
Artistic Director of New National Theatre – Kuriyama Tamiya
Producer – Asada Toshiko

 

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CAST

Theseus – Murai Kunio
Hippolyta – Asamai Rei
Egeus – Oshima Usaburo
Hermia – Miya Naoko
Helena – Koyama Moeko
Demetrius – Ishimdoa Shiro
Lysander – Hosomi Daisuke

Peter Quince – Aoyama Tatsumi
Bottom – Yoshimura Sunao
Flute – Mizuno Eiji
Snug – Kojima Naoki
Snout – Otaki Hiroshi
Starveling – Sako Yoshi

Oberon – Murai Kunio
Titania – Asami Rei
Puck – Cho Songha

Titania’s Fairies

Peaseblossom – Kanda Sayaka
Cobweb – Sakaue Marin
Moth – Jungle
Mustardseed – Matsuda Naoko

Oberon’s Fairies

Winter – Shiba Ippei
Spring – Asai Nobuyoshi
Summer – Nishida Kenji
Autumn – Morikawa Jiro

Indian Boy – Morikubo Taiga/Kishita Yuto

Musicians

Oberon’s Band

Keyboards – Park Seungcheol
Percussion & Drum Kit – Ise Yuichi
Flute -  Masumoto Itaru
Saxophone & Clarinet – Funaki Yoshiyuk

Titania’s Band

Keyboard – Kubo Yuko
Percusiion – Sekiya Naoko
Trumpet – Mizutani Maki
Horn – Nobuoka Yoko  
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Revival 2009

When the production was revived in 2009 the cast, creative team, administration and musicians were as above but with the following changes:

Cobweb was played by Kurata Ami
Mustardseed was played by Seike Yuka

Music Coordination was by Yoshio Misa
Assistant Set Designer was Matsumara Aya
Assistant Producers were Kamikura Yoko, Inoue Maiko & Shimizu Misa

The play was produced for the New National Theatre by Izawa Masako & Misaka Chikara.

The Artitsic Director of the New National Theatre was Uyama Hitosh