Jemima Mitchell17 May 2019
Musical Theatre Student/currently playing Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Class of: 2015
Jemima studied A Levels in English Literature, English Language, Medieval History and Drama & Theatre Studies.
On finishing her studies at Greenhead College, Jemima attended University to study a subject that she soon realised was not for her. She made the decision to leave University and moved to America for four months to teach Drama.
When she returned, Jemima decided to pursue her dream and reapplied to University to study Musical Theatre. She is now studying in Liverpool whilst also training in circus. She has also since been back to America to teach circus for another four months.
Jemima was recently cast the role of Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s outdoor theatre festival ‘The Dell’ with Chalice Productions. She is currently in rehearsals for the show which will be performed in Stratford-upon-Avon in June 2019.
Commenting on her time at Greenhead College, Jemima said:
While at Greenhead I studied English Literature under Nassim. In second year we covered A Midsummer Night’s Dream, going on a trip to The Globe in London to undertake workshops about the play. I’d never particularly liked English Literature – poetry was incomprehensible to me! I loved acting though and studying Shakespeare finally made me fall completely in love with literature. A Midsummer Night’s Dream has ever since remained my favourite Shakespeare and a play I have always wanted to be able to perform. I’m now currently in rehearsals to play Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Stratford-upon-Avon in June, opening the Royal Shakespeare Company’s outdoor theatre festival at the Dell, with Chalice Productions! It’s an opportunity I could not ever have dreamed of and one I feel in many ways I owe to Greenhead and Nassim, for finally helping me to see the joy in English Literature. So thank you!