A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Saturday 30 April – Sunday 11 September 2016
|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|
Dramaturg & Lyricist
Etta Murfitt & Emma Rice
Victoria Brennan & Malcolm Rippeth
Mark Down, Blind Summit Theatre
Artworks by Dan Hillier
Margaret Ann Bain
Please note: this production has now closed
A Midsummer Night's Dream Live Steam
On Sunday 11 September, the final performance of Emma Rice's Bollywood-infused A Midsummer Night's Dream was streamed live around the world for audiences to enjoy for free as part of Shakespeare Lives, the online festival co-curated by the BBC and the British Council.
If you couldn't make the big event, the performance is now available to watch online worldwide on catch-up.
See what audiences around the world had to say about #DreamLive
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?
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.
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.
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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