Fairy played by Tibu Fortes
A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016)
Written by: Shakespeare
Playing Cobweb and understudying a number of other roles, Tibu makes his Globe debut in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Tibu trained at the Drama Centre London.
Previous theatre includes: One Language Many Voices (TNT); L.O.V.E – Shakespeare’s Sonnets (Volcano Theatre Company); Twelfth Night (Swivel Theatre Company); and Merchant of Venice, Henry V (National Youth Theatre).
Television includes: The Musketeers.
"I think my favourite moment so far was last week. Bottom came out from under the table without the ass’s head! And it’s meant to be horror, but we all look at each other with truthful horror! Ewan was trying to make a horse face and pawing with his paws!"
As the production draws to a close, Tibu discusses the experience of performing at the Globe, his relationship with the audience, and his favourite moments.
"It started off as the fairies being these excessively theatrical people, old actors from Shakespeare’s time. And as it went on, we found a real fluidity and a kind of demon playfulness which I love. It’s like my soul is the naughty demon and it’s allowed to flourish on stage!"
Over halfway through the run, Tibu reflects on understudying multiple characters, how Cobweb and the other fairies have developed, and which role is his favourite to play.
"Music and dance is the magic of the show. I’ve been telling everyone how magical this show is and I’m not sure why but I think it is because of the sheer physicality of everything. The choreography is integrated into the psyche of it."
With rehearsals under way, Tibu discusses the rehearsal process, the role of understudy, and the importance of music in this production.