24 min

"Lord, what fools these mortals be": Ailsa Joy from Iris Theatre's "A Midsummer Night's Dream‪"‬ Scurvy Companions

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Today we'll be joined by London actor Ailsa Joy (she/her), who speaks with us about her role as Puck in Iris Theatre Company’s production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream."

Ailsa is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and has previously appeared in "The Three Musketeers" with Iris Theatre. Her other notable credits include "Love and other Acts of Violence at Donmar Warehouse," the West End and UK tour of "Bad Jews," "Not Quite Jerusalem" at Finborough Theatre, and the "Two Gentlemen of Verona" and another production of "Midsummer" with Guildford Shakespeare.

Ailsa discusses how Iris Theatre’s production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" updates Shakespeare to make his stories more fun and accessible to a modern audience. Ailsa will also discuss her journey with theatre, advice for those new to watching or performing Shakespeare, and what she thinks brings audiences back to Shakespeare again and again.

You can see Iris Theatre's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at The Actor's Church in Covent Garden through August 13th. Tickets can be found here.

Ailsa is interviewed by host Emily Jackoway. To learn more about NoSweatShakespeare, check out our site at nosweatshakespeare.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you enjoyed this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe and leave a five-star rating. Thanks for listening in!

Today we'll be joined by London actor Ailsa Joy (she/her), who speaks with us about her role as Puck in Iris Theatre Company’s production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream."

Ailsa is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and has previously appeared in "The Three Musketeers" with Iris Theatre. Her other notable credits include "Love and other Acts of Violence at Donmar Warehouse," the West End and UK tour of "Bad Jews," "Not Quite Jerusalem" at Finborough Theatre, and the "Two Gentlemen of Verona" and another production of "Midsummer" with Guildford Shakespeare.

Ailsa discusses how Iris Theatre’s production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" updates Shakespeare to make his stories more fun and accessible to a modern audience. Ailsa will also discuss her journey with theatre, advice for those new to watching or performing Shakespeare, and what she thinks brings audiences back to Shakespeare again and again.

You can see Iris Theatre's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at The Actor's Church in Covent Garden through August 13th. Tickets can be found here.

Ailsa is interviewed by host Emily Jackoway. To learn more about NoSweatShakespeare, check out our site at nosweatshakespeare.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you enjoyed this podcast, be sure to follow or subscribe and leave a five-star rating. Thanks for listening in!

24 min

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