Amy Lennox: a week in the life of Shakespeare's Rose Theatre

Lennox is currently starring in ”A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and ”Macbeth” at the pop-up theatre in York

Amy Lennox
Amy Lennox
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Amy Lennox's theatre credits include Legally Blonde, Kinky Boots and Lazarus.

She is currently starring in Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream at Shakespeare's Rose Theatre in York.

The productions are part of the summer season at York's pop-up venue that resembles the Elizabethan playhouse where Shakespeare first staged his works.

We asked her to give us a glimpse at life backstage.

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind

AL: Hermia preparing (in a chaotic mess!)

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

AL: The green room (I refer to it as the ski lodge)

Love's stories written in love's richest books

AL: Fairy and Snug the Joiner doing the crossword during the interval.

Methought I was enamoured of an ass

AL: Big fairy bum

So quick bright things come to confusion

AL: Helena, Puck and Hermia backstage getting filfty

Though she be but little, she is fierce!

AL: The Aftermath

Give me your hands, if we be friends, and Robin shall restore amends.

AL: Team Macdream after our press matinee