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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 RosenthalAlan Rosenthal
As Minister Of Culture's Husband
Caroline GillisCaroline Gillis
As Cheryl
Jeff BergJeff Berg
As Luke
Maya TomanMaya Toman
As Minster Of Culture
Rothaford GrayRothaford Gray
As Nahum
Aaron AbramsAaron Abrams
As Boatswain
Alon NashmanAlon Nashman
As Donald Camposani
Chas LawtherChas Lawther
As Mr. Stewart
James GilpinJames Gilpin
As Male Audience Member
Jane SpidellJane Spidell
As Hermia
Kirsten KieferleKirsten Kieferle
As Catherine
Lisa LambertLisa Lambert
As Ellen's Dresser
Ross McKieRoss McKie
As Antonio
Timm ZemanekTimm Zemanek
As David
Warning: Slings & Arrows season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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