A Midsummer Night's Dream
24 May - 12 October
By William Shakespeare
Running time: 3 hours (approx) including interval
Claire van Kampen
Starveling / Fairy
Oberon / Theseus
Quince / First Fairy
Egeus / Snug
Titania / Hippolyta
This production has now closed
'The course of true love never did run smooth.'
Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius – but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia… When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies.
Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry at the service of this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.
Michelle Terry won the 2011 Olivier Award for her portrayal of Sylvia in Tribes (Royal Court). Michelle returns to the Globe having previously played the Princess of France in Love’s Labours Lost (2007).
This production will employ Renaissance costumes and staging.
"Dominic Dromgoole’s lively affectionate and consistently inventive staging beautifully captures both the humour and the disconcerting strangeneness of the play."
★★★★ The Telegraph
"The best ever Rude Mechanicals. Led by the irresistibly funny Pearce Quigley as Bottom..."
★★★★ The Times