The Thisby Project (2005)


Playing the Women’s Part on Shakespeare’s Stage

Extracts selected by Carol Chillington Rutter

Directed by Perry Mills

Music by Stephen Dodsworth


From Turberville’s translation of Ovid’s Heroides : Ariadne

The Argument: Jack Fielding

The Letter: Oliver Hayes


The Two Gentlemen of Verona. 4.1

Proteus: James Butt

Julia/Sebastian: Oliver Hayes

Silvia: Ben Darlington


Twelfth Night. 1.5

Olivia: James Butt

Viola/Cesario: Alex Seys


Twelfth Night. 1.5

Olivia: Ben Darlington

Viola/Cesario: Oliver Hayes


Antony and Cleopatra. 1.3

Cleopatra: Ben Darlington

Antony: Alex Simon


Antony and Cleopatra. 2.5

Cleopatra: James Butt

Messenger: Alex Simon

Charmian: Tom Adams


Troilus and Cressida. 1.2

Cressida: Oliver Hayes

Pandarus: Perry Mills

Boy: Jack Fielding


Epicoene. 1.4

Clerimont: Oliver Hayes

Boy: Jack Fielding

Truewit: Ben Darlington


Epicoene. 4.4

Mrs. Otter: James

Mrs. Mavis: Tom Adams

Lady Centaur: Alex Simon

Mrs. Morose (Epicoene): Jack Fielding

Mrs. Haughty: Alex Seys

Clerimont: Oliver Hayes

Truewit: Ben Darlington


Golding’s translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses Book XIII: Hecuba.

Hecuba: Ben Darlington

Latin Reader: Tom Adams

Narrator: Oliver Hayes


A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 5.1

Pyramus: Alex Seys

Thisby: James Butt


March 19 2005: Big School, King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon