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Shakespeare's Globe

A Midsummer Night's Dream

24 May - 12 October

 

By William Shakespeare

Running time: 3 hours (approx) including interval

CREATIVES

Directed by
Dominic Dromgoole

Designed by
Jonathan Fensom

Composed by
Claire van Kampen

CAST

Huss Garbiya
Starveling / Fairy  

Tala Gouveia
Fairy

Tom Lawrence 
Snout 

John Light
Oberon / Theseus 

Christopher Logan
Flute

Molly Logan
Fairy 

Sarah MacRae
Helena

Fergal McElherron
Quince / First Fairy

Edward Peel
Egeus / Snug 

Pearce Quigley 
Bottom

Stephanie Racine 
Fairy

Olivia Ross
Hermia

Joshua Silver
Demetrius 

Matthew Tennyson
Puck 

Michelle Terry 
Titania / Hippolyta 

Luke Thompson 
Lysander

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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.

Reviews 

"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



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