"Is all our company here?"

Feb 17, 2016, 01:16 PM

asks Peter Quince in "A Midsummer Night's Dream". His actors are close at hand - Erica Whyman's are not. The Deputy Artistic Director of @TheRSC is taking one of the Bard's most popular plays on a nationwide tour. At each venue, Bottom and the rest of the Rude Mechanicals will be played by a local amateur theatre groups. An impressive ambition but how on earth do you rehearse so many casts at the same time in such diverse locations? As I found out for @BBCWorldatOne the answer is technology