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A Midsummer Night's Fever Dream (Trinity, 2022)

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A Midsummer Night’s Fever Dream is a modern spin on the iconic original. Will and Rowan are enthusiastic seekers of romance who met online and bonded over their love for Shakespeare. However, Rowan is a fairy from the Forest of Love, ruled by his stern parent Coronet Yew who hates humans with a passion. Only on the night of Midsummer, when the two worlds collide, can the lovers finally be together – along with Ray, Will’s sarcastic best friend who secretly has feelings of his own! Can the trio complete the quest to help love win the day, or is their blossoming romance doomed? Join us to find out! Expect lot of cheesy lines, great puns and a plethora of side characters with their own romantic turmoil. Did anyone say relationship drama, hiveminds and science witches? That’s right, we’ve got it all!


The Friends

  • Will - Alice “am I still tied up?” Yates (Trinity)
  • Ray - Bíbor “it's giving too much dude” Batki (St. Hugh's)

The Science-Witches

  • Lisa - Aleks “aw, I was looking forward to the fight!” Matkowska (Keble)
  • Milly - Anna “emphasis on cursed” Wilson

The Humans

  • Anne - Ali “gaslight the hell out of me” Witheford (Magdalen)
  • Ben - Paul “I fuck girls and beyblades” Becsi (Oriel)
  • Charlotte - Emily “programme quotes are weird” Oldridge (St. John's)
  • Susanna - Ed “I wouldn't turn down some bacon at this point” Tansley (St. Anne's)
  • Gerome - Tom “no tomlette without breaking a few eds” Vallely (Somerville)
  • Julia - Lydia “is that the wrench line” Hoggarth (Keble)
  • Romeo (Tim) - Ugur “the tree's a good kisser!” Özcan (Jesus)

The Fairies



  • Director - Elspeth “you have broken me” Rogers (St.John's)
  • Assistant Director - Tom “everyone's losing braincells today”Vallely (Somerville)
  • Writer - Em “enter Will and Rowan, pursued by an egg” Fawcett (Wadham)
  • Script Editors:
  • Musical Director - Ellie “I like a wet muffin” Welbourn (Magdalen)
  • Producer - David “we have no insurance” Street (LMH)
  • Stage Manager - Fen “mental BDSM” Brunt
  • Graphic Designer - Andrew “…” Raynes (Somerville)
  • Marketing Director - Aleks “I don't want to be associated with this” Matkowska (Keble)
  • Marketing Assistants:
    • Ali “if it's good enough for the cows, it's good enough for me” Witheford (Magdalen)
    • Jake “a gazebo on the camp scale” Caudwell (Magdalen)
  • Casting Advisor - Amy only top the bunny with consent Hemsworth (Teddy Hall)
  • Pianist - Patrick Painter (St Anne's)


  • To Suck or Not to Suck:
  • Wishing Well - Tom “rubber chicken!” Vallely (Somerville)
    • Choreography - Elspeth “so keep looking at each others… eyes” Rogers (St.John's)
  • I Just Love Love - Mo “love? I don't know how tennis works” Weckbecker (Mansfield)
    • Choreography:
      • Tom “oh god, not the figure of eight again!” Vallely (Somerville)
      • Elspeth “so you know the frogs from Flushed Away?” Rogers (St.John's)
  • The Two of Us - Em “I like to watch…” Fawcett (Wadham)
  • Hate vs Love - Mo “Shakespearean diss track” Weckbecker (Mansfield)
  • We Tried… - Ellie “*accidentally stares at Ali's crotch*” Welbourn (Magdalen)
  • Everything In Summer Has To End:
  • Midsummer Love:

Script and Programme

Flosscars Wins

Best Villainous Character Coronet Yew - Freddie Houlahan (Balliol)
Best Group/Double Act Gerome/Susanna - Tom Vallely (Somerville), Ed Tansley (St Anne's)
Best Performance of a Song Midsummer Rap - Freddie Houlahan (Balliol)

Flosscars Nominations

Best Group/Double Act The Egg - Tom Vallely (Somerville), Ed Tansley (St Anne's)
Best Couple Nymphoides and Lisa - Lily Massey (Pembroke), Aleksandra Matkowska (Keble)
Best Spurious Accent Gerome/Susanna Hivemind - Tom Vallely (Somerville), Ed Tansley (St Anne's)
Best Song Hate vs Love - Mo Weckbecker (Mansfield)
Midsummer Love - Fabian Bourdeaux (St Anne's), Aleksandra Matkowska (Keble), Ellie Welbourn (Magdalen)
Best Performance of a Song I Just Love Love - Jake Caudwell (Magdalen), Tom Vallely (Somerville), Lily Massey (Pembroke), Ali Witheford (Magdalen)
Best Worst Prop The Gnome Summoning Pipe - Fabian Bourdeaux (St Anne's)
The Egg - Elspeth Rogers (St John's)
Best Audience Participation “then lie down” (in response to “I can't sit here and watch you do this”) - Fabian Bourdeaux (St Anne's), Bíbor Batki (St Hugh's)
Best Script Em Fawcett (Wadham)
Best Directorial Team Elspeth Rogers (St John's) (asst. Tom Vallely (Somerville))
Best Marketing Team Aleksandra Matkowska (Keble) (asst. Ali Witheford (Magdalen), Jake Caudwell (Magdalen))
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