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Hopes and Dreams

I was extremely fortunate to be invited to contribute to a podcast created by Heather Williams for a series titled 'What would Shakespeare do?' hosted by the Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory company.


Hopes and Dreams by Heather Williams

EPISODE ONE: Hopes and Dreams - Associate Artist Heather Williams explores why our dreams have been more intense during the Pandemic.

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With readings from Chris Donnelly, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Kirris Riviere, Heather Williams.

Interview with Dr Rachel Gillibrand, Psychologist and Clinical Hypnotherapist.


Studio production, sound design and additional music by Chris Warner.


Heather Williams, stf Associate Artist has over forty years’ experience working in theatre as an actor and director. She is an accredited clinical hypnotherapist. She performed in and directed numerous productions at Bristol Old Vic and in addition was Director of Education and Youth Theatre for eight years. From 2004 to 2018 she was Artistic Director of Myrtle Theatre which gained a national reputation for its ground-breaking work in health and well-being.


Chris Warneris a composer, sound designer and producer working across a range of media, from theatre and the concert stage, to television and film. Recent theatre work includes Much Ado About Nothing (2019) for Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, projects at the RSC and the Lyric Belfast, and film work includes the soon to be released feature, The Mauritanian (BBC Films)


Readings in order of appearance:

Heather Williams reads Prospero /The Tempest Act 4 Sc 1; Kirris Riviere reads King Henry/ Henry IV Part 2 Act 3 Sc 1; Dorothea Myer-Bennett reads Mercutio/ Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Sc 4; Kirris Riviere sings Titania’s Lullaby/ A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 2 Sc 2; Chris Donnelly reads Bottom/A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 4 Sc 1; Dorothea Myer-Bennett reads Puck/A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 5 Sc 1

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