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Reviews

5 Stars
'A bundle of happy surprises...a Dream for the Glastonbury generation'
Daily Mail 

4 Stars
'Theatrical revolution...tremendous energy and inventiveness'
The Daily Telegraph

4 Stars
'A bloody joy, ravishing, engrossing and laugh out loud funny... Shakespeare, taken to his gloriously anarchic max'
Time Out

4 Stars
'A glory...disruptive, unnerving, highly comic...It rocks'
The Observer

4 Stars
'New artistic director Emma Rice makes a joyfully irreverent start'
The Arts Desk

4 Stars
'Joyful...cabaret artist Meow Meow...plays Titania with all the verve and irreverence you'd expect'
The Stage

4 Stars
'A total hoot...ridiculously fun, riotous...'
WhatsOnStage

4 Stars
'Fizzes with bright ideas'
Evening Standard 

'An entertaining and rowdy night out'
The Guardian 

'Meow Meow is an outrageous success as Titania'
The Independent  

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30 April – 11 September 2016

Globe Theatre

Tickets Running Time
Yard (standing) £5 | Gallery (seated) £20 – £45. Under 18s – £3 off all seats in the Globe Theatre Approx. 3 hours including a 15 min interval
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Director
Emma Rice

Dramaturg
Tanika Gupta

Set Designer
Börkur Jónsson

Costume Designer
Moritz Junge

Composer
Stu Barker

Choreographers
Etta Murfitt & Emma Rice

Sound Designer
Simon Baker

Lighting Designers
Victoria Brennan & Malcolm Rippeth

Puppet Direction
Mark Down, Blind Summit Theatre

Artworks by Dan Hillier

Cast


Ankur Bahl
Helenus

Margaret Ann Bain
Flute/Philostrate

Nandi Bhebhe
First Fairy/Starveling

Edmund Derrington
Lysander

Tibu Fortes
Fairy

Ncuti Gatwa
Demetrius 

Meow Meow
Hippolyta/Titania

Katy Owen
Puck

Edith Tankus
Snug

Lucy Thackeray
Quince

Alex Tregear
Snout

Zubin Varla
Theseus/Oberon

Anjana Vasan
Hermia

Ewan Wardrop
Bottom

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'Gentles, perchance you wonder at this show. But wonder on, till ’truth make all things plain.'

Synopsis


My! The woods outside Athens are a busy place on this magical night! Four runaway lovers find themselves smack bang in the middle of a dispute between the King and Queen of the fairies, and, as if that wasn’t enough, a troupe of amateur actors are trying to rehearse a play. Between these unlikely groups flies Puck, armed only with a wicked sense of humour and a love potion capable of making anyone fall for the first person they set eyes upon. What could possibly go wrong?

Background


Fusing music, dance and some serious comedy, Emma Rice’s first production as Artistic Director brings the Dream crashing into the Globe’s magical setting. Naughty, tender, transgressive and surprising, it promises to be a festival of theatre. Let the joy begin!

This production contains naughtiness of a sexual nature.

Understudy performances


The roles of Titania/Hippolyta will be played by Nandi Bhebhe, the role of First Fairy will be played by Alex Tregear, and the role of Starveling will be played by Tibu Fortes on the 5, 6, 14, 15, 28, 29 July, and 3 August.

The role of Snug will be played by Tibu Fortes 24, 25 and 26 May.  

Sold out performances


Some performances are now sold out. Any returned tickets are sold in order to a returns queue which will start approximately 90 minutes before each performance. Only cash will be accepted, for a maximum of two tickets per person. The returns queue will be formed by the main foyer entrance. We cannot guarantee that there will be any returned tickets for any performance.

Go behind the scenes


Guardian photographer Sarah Lee was granted rare backstage access to see A Midsummer Night's Dream take shape.

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Sarah Lee

Related events


Introductory Lectures

Inspiring introductory talks about A Midsummer Night's Dream given by leading Shakespeare scholars and supported by Globe actors.

Tuesday 6 September →

Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
Tickets: £8 (£6 FoSG/Student)

 

Theatre Company Q&As

Theatre company members share their experience of A Midsummer Night's Dream and answer your questions in these chaired Q&As after the matinee performances.

Wednesday 31 August →
Wednesday 7 September →

Time: 15 minutes after the matinee performance
Venue: Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
Tickets: £5 (£4 FoSG/Student)

 

Study Days

A day of workshops, seminars and lively discussion exploring A Midsummer Night's Dream, led by Globe Theatre artists and leading Shakespeare scholars.

Saturday 25 June →

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Sacklar Studios, Shakespeare's Globe
Tickets: £55 (£45 FoSG/Student) 

 

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