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A Midsummer Night's Dream | Globe 2021
A Midsummer Night's Dream | Globe 2021 Tickets

A Midsummer Night's Dream | Globe 2021 Tickets

19 May 2021 - 30 Oct 2021

A Midsummer Night's Dream | Globe 2021 Information

Four love-drunk teens, escaped from the confines of an oppressive regime, caught in a dispute of increasingly magical proportions. A posse of wannabe actors, determined to put on a play against the odds. The Fairy Queen and King at war, and one wild spirit hell-bent on causing as much havoc as possible. What could possibly go wrong?

Get ready for a fiesta like no other as the raucous 2019 production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream returns with piñatas, streamers, glitter and a cacophony of brass at Shakespeare's Globe.

This production is specially made to be enjoyed by young and old alike.


I have had a most rare vision. I had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.

 — Act IV, scene 1

Please note: there are no performances in July, please scroll to August for more date options. 

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Run time


Opening date

May 19th, 2021

Closing date

October 30th, 2021


Globe Theatre

Cast and creative

By: William Shakespeare
Songs by: Jim Fortune
Director: Sean Holmes
Cast list: Shona Babayem, Peter Bourke, Rachel Hannah Clarke, Bryan Dick, Victoria Elliott, George Fouracres, Nadine Higgin, Nadi Kemp-Sayfi, Ciarán O'Brien, Sophie Russell and Jacoba Williams
Design: Jean Chan
Costume: Sydney Florence

Our review

Nadine Higgin, Sophie Russell, Victoria Elliott, Jacoba Williams in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Shakespeare’s Globe. (Photo by Tristram Kenton)

After the year we've had, we're all ready for a party - and this production of Shakespeare's lovestruck comedy, directed by Sean Holmes and first seen in 2019, riotously delivers a fiesta to remember. Designed by Jean Chan in retina-searing dayglo colours, it leads us into the woods to a fairyland that is like a psychedelic trip at a music festival. Unusually, the scenes with the Mechanicals - often so tedious - are at the centre of the action here; it's the passions and confusions of the two...

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