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Slings & Arrows: Oliver's Dream

Theatre Sans Argent is in deep financial trouble. Former actor and now Artistic Director Geoffrey Tennant, is forced to give his greatest performance since walking off stage in the middle of a production of Hamlet seven years before. He has to pretend the rent cheques won’t bounce. Meanwhile, his former best friend and colleague, Oliver Welles, Artistic Director of The New Burbage Shakespearean Festival, has sold his artistic soul for commercial success. Ellen Fanshaw, his aging leading actress and Geoffrey’s former inamorata, reluctantly takes on the role of Oliver’s nagging conscience. After celebrating the Festival’s opening night with a production of Midsummer Night’s Dream, a heavily inebriated Oliver sees Geoffrey on the television news playing Custer to the Sans Argent’s Alamo. Drunkenly calling to commiserate from a phone booth, Oliver passes out on the road and the New Burbage Festival loses its leader to a pork truck.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Monday November 03rd, 2003

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Guest Stars
Alan Rosenthal
As Minister Of Culture's Husband
Caroline Gillis
As Cheryl
Jeff Berg
As Luke
Maya Toman
As Minster Of Culture
Rothaford Gray
As Nahum
Aaron Abrams
As Boatswain
Alon Nashman
As Donald Camposani
Chas Lawther
As Mr. Stewart
James Gilpin
As Male Audience Member
Jane Spidell
As Hermia
Kirsten Kieferle
As Catherine
Lisa Lambert
As Ellen's Dresser
Ross McKie
As Antonio
Timm Zemanek
As David
Warning: Slings & Arrows season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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