Bernard Cribbins who previously has worked with Davies during the fourth series of Doctor Who as Wilfred Mott and on CBBC series, Old Jack's Boat. Cribbins will play Tom Snout, an amateur performer who memorably portrays a wall in a play within the play. Along with Cribbins, the cast continues to impress.
Maxine Peake (Shameless, Silk) will take on the role of Titania while Matt Lucas (Little Britain, Come Fly With Me) will be playing Bottom, and John Hannah (Spartacus) as Theseus. Rounding off the cast for now include Eleanor Matsuura (Spooks) as Hippolyta, Hiran Abeysekera (Lion In The Tent) will portray Puck. Fisayo Akinade has been cast as Flute as well Elaine Paige, Javone Prince, Prisca Bakare, Paapa Essiedu, Kate Kennedy, and Matthew Tennyson.
Russell T. Davies released this statement in relation to the impressive casting for this upcoming production .....
“This is such an exciting range of actors from stage and screen, from wild comedy to high drama, and some making their first ever appearance on camera. The Dream is coming to life like never before.”
Though we have yet to learn who has been cast as Oberon though. I can think of a few names for that role, including a former Time Lord who would be great.
Press Release: http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/a-midsummer-nights-dream/37074/russell-t-davies-a-midsummer-night-s-dream-cast-announced#ixzz3nE6J9SmP
A Midsummer Night's Dream has begun filming and will air on BBC1 in 2016.