A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
From 2 to 7 June 2014
£15 - £38 seats
Deafinitely Theatre, London, UK
British Sign Language with scene synopses in English
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 walk into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies.
A teasing, glittering, very funny and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.
‘Deafinitely’s aim has always been to bridge the gap between deaf and hearing audiences, and the gap gets smaller here. It’s not only a new approach for existing Shakespeare fans; it also provides a great introduction to the playwright, especially for children. Definitely, I’d say, theatre for everyone’
The Guardian, reviewing the 2012 Deafinitely Theatre’s Globe to Globe production of Love’s Labour’s Lost