Read our three-star review of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Elle While, now in performances at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre through 12 August.
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Globe Tickets
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Globe Information
Join a band of excited revellers and be welcomed into Shakespeare’s famous green forest. A Midsummer Night’s Dream tickets are available on London Theatre now.
It’s Midsummer’s Eve. It’s a time to celebrate the summer solstice and all the joyful moments that the warmer months bring. In this riotous play, young lovers, artisan players, and a Fairy King and Queen find themselves pitted against one another. When a shapeshifting servant begins to cast spells on everyone, all hell breaks loose — Mother Nature can’t work her magic here. Can anyone make their way out of the forest? Is life just but a dream?
Elle While directs a hilarious version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Globe. She previously helmed a 1930s take on The Merry Wives of Windsor in the wooden ‘O’. Expect new, refreshing takes on Shakespeare’s classic comedy.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream in London starts a Shakespeare comedy season at the Globe: The Comedy of Errors and As You Like It will also be performed in 2023.
Who are the characters in A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
Join Titania, the fairy queen who falls in love with Bottom, after being tricked by her husband Oberon, who likes to make fun of the mortals in the green forest. Then there's Puck, a mischievous fairy who'll do anything regardless of his responsibilities, and Bottom, a weaver who is caught up in Puck's pranks. Plus Hermia and Lysander want to elope, and Demetrius looks for Helena’s hand in marriage. There's lots going on in the woods.
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Captioned Performances: Friday 19th May 7:30 PM, Monday 29th May 7:30 PM
and Tuesday 13th June 2:00 PM
Audio Described Performance: Saturday 27th May 2:00 PM
Signed Performances: Monday 29th May 7:30 PM and Tuesday 13th June 2:00 PM
Relaxed Performances: Saturday 10th June 2:00 PM and Tuesday 11th July 2:00 PM
Cast and creative
By: William Shakespeare
Music: James Maloney
Director: Elle While
Cast list: Michelle Terry, Sam Crerar, Mariah Gale, Vinnie Heaven, Francesca Mills, Anne Odeke, Marianne Oldham, Rebecca Root, Isobel Thom, Sarah Finigan, Jack Laskey, Molly Logan, Tanika Yearwood
Costume: Sabia Smith
Movement: Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster