A Midsummer
Night's
Dream

William Shakespeare

15th - 26th May 2018

On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves entranced and entrapped in an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule.


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


Shakespeare’s best loved comedy comes to the stage in this all-new ensemble production. Through the use of text, music, movement, puppetry and song this production promises to be a fantastic first introduction to Shakespeare for any age.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the third production in our year-long residency at The Greenwich Theatre after the return of our ★★★★★ production of Edward II in January and our new ensemble production of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies in March 2018.


A Midsummer Night's Dream is produced in association with Greenwich Theatre.

Dates 15th - 26th May 2018

Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm, 

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

Venue The Greenwich Theatre
Tickets £25.00, £15.00, £10.00. 
£15.00 concessions on top price tickets.

Run time 2 hours and 15 minutes including a 15 minute interval.

Age recommendation 8+

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  • Zoe Campbell as Egeus / Snout in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    Zoe Campbell as Egeus / Snout in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Elham Mahyoub as Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    Elham Mahyoub as Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Eli Caldwell as Flute in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    Eli Caldwell as Flute in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Tessa Carmody as Puck and David Clayton as Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    Tessa Carmody as Puck and David Clayton as Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Ingvild Lakou as Titania and David Clayton as Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    Ingvild Lakou as Titania and David Clayton as Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Lanre Danmola as Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    Lanre Danmola as Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Saskia Vaigncourt - Strallen as Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    Saskia Vaigncourt - Strallen as Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • The Company of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    The Company of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Jonathon George as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    Jonathon George as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Max Kinder and Jonathon George as Lysander and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    Max Kinder and Jonathon George as Lysander and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • John Slade as Quince in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    John Slade as Quince in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Zoe Campbell as Egeus / Snout in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Zoe Campbell as Egeus / Snout in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Cast and Creative

Cast:

Hippolyta/Titania – Ingvild Lakou

Theseus/Oberon – Lanre Danmola

Egeus/Snout – Zoe Campbell

Hermia – Elham Mahyoub

Helena – Saskia Vaigncourt - Strallen

Lysander – Max Kinder

Demetrius– Jonathon George

Bottom – David Clayton

Quince – John Slade

Flute – Eli Caldwell

Puck– Tessa Carmody


Creative:

Written by William Shakespeare

Adapted and Directed by Ricky Dukes

Designed by Jamie Simmons

Lighting Design by Stuart Glover

Sound Design by Sam Glossop

Puppet Design and Direction by Matthew Hutchinson

New Songs by Bobby Locke

Dramaturge – Sara Reimers

Stage Manager – Emily Lawes

Assistant Director – Tom Jobson

Costume Supervisor - Ronan Morrow

Company Photographer – Adam Trigg

Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston 

Associate Producer – Gavin Harrington-Odedra

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was baptised on 26 April 1564 at Holy Trinity in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Traditionally his birthday is celebrated three days earlier, on 23 April, St George's Day.

In 1594, Shakespeare became a founding member, actor, playwright and shareholder of the Lord Chamberlain's Men. Richard Burbage was the company's leading actor. He played roles such as Richard III, Hamlet, Othello and Lear. Under James VI/I, the company was renamed The King's Men. They performed at court more often than any other company.


In 1623, seven years after Shakespeare's death, John Heminge and Henry Condell (two actors from The King's Company) had Shakespeare's plays published by William Jaggard and his son, Isaac. This first folio contained 36 plays and sold for £1.

For more information on Shakespeare, his works and Elizabethan Theatre visit our friends at The Royal Shakespeare Company.

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