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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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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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
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