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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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About the Show Less...

Fairies, lovers, magical potions and much cavorting the woods in this Shakespeare favourite. Read More >

Shakespeare's sparkling comedy is a perennial favourite with audiences and returns to the Bankside venue this season.

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 loverlorn quartet takes refuge in the forest. What with angry fairies and a group of wandering players, the forest is a busy place. When the bumbling Puck starts clowning around with a love potion, all sorts of shenanigans ensue.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 10/05/2008

Opening Night: 21/05/2008

Closing Night: 04/10/2008

Running time: 2h55

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Cast & Creative


Peter Bankolé, Jonathan Bond, Oliver Boot, Christopher Brandon, Adam Burton, Richard Clews, Robert Goodale, Paul Hunter, Michael Jibson, Tom Mannion, Michael Matus, Pippa Nixon, Sam Parks, Siobhan Redmond, Laura Rogers, Bethan Walker, Sian Williams, James Akers, Stephen Hiscock, Sarah Homer, William Purefoy, Genevieve Wilkins


Director - Jonathan Munby

Producer - Shakespeare's Globe

Designer - Mike Britton

Choreographer - Sian Williams

Author - William Shakespeare

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