Beatrice Ferrar


Beatrice Ferrar made her stage debut and played her first part in a Shakespeare play simultaneously in 1887 when she debuted in Eastbourne at the Theatre Royale as Peaseblossom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She was only a child when she joined Sir Frank Benson‘s company in 1888 and played the children’s parts in all his Shakespeare plays until 1890.

She first appeared in the London theatre in 1890 and in 1905 played Puck with Walter Hampden as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.