Photo credit: Dan Stevens and Rebecca Hall (Photos by Sam Jones and Jeff Vespa)

Dan Stevens to star in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ online reading

The event will be streamed for one night only.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

As part of SHAKE Festival, a rehearsed reading of A Midsummer Night's Dream will take place. The Shakespeare comedy will be available online, streaming on 31 March.

Artistic Director of SHAKE Festival, Jenny Caron Hall, said today, "Expressed in beautiful language, this is an extraordinary play; romantic, magical, and very funny. I'm thrilled it's being vividly brought to life in this online reading by such a brilliant cast."

For this reading, Dan Stevens will play Oberon/Theseus, with West End credits including Arcadia, The Vortex and Hay Fever. Rebecca Hall will play Titania/Hyppolita, whose National Theatre credits include Twelfth Night.

Sara Kestelman will play Peter Quince, who recently starred in The Visit at the National Theatre. Stand up comedian Luisa Omielan will play Bottom/Pyramus, who won the BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Award in 2018.

Casting is completed by Richard Blaine, Joseph Blatchley, Daniel Bowerbank, Amesh Edireweera, Tim Fitzhigham, Ed Hughes, Malachy King, Wendy Morgan, Louis Rudnicki, David Sibley, Barnaby Taylor and Máiréad Tyers.

With whimsical characters and fantastical locations, A Midsummer Night's Dream is often revived in London. Recent productions include an open-air version at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2013, starring David Walliams and Sheridan Smith.

A Midsummer Night's Dream is available on 31 March. More information can be found here.

Photo credit: Dan Stevens and Rebecca Hall (Photos by Sam Jones and Jeff Vespa)


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