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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

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Fantasy, dreams and magic meet Korean mythical folklore and dynamic theatricality. Read More >

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It’s a midsummer’s night and the mischievous Dokkebi (Korean goblins), who love dancing and singing, are having a big party…

In this version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the award-winning Yohangza Theatre Company the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania, reverse roles. Bottom is a country woman searching for Sansam, very rare hundred-year-old ginseng, and Puck splits into twins.

The tangled tale of four lovers is spun out through a fresh mix of dance, voice, percussion, and performances bursting with mischief and boundless energy. This hilarious, fun-packed 2005 Edinburgh hit will delight and captivate both adults and children alike.

Yohangza is a South Korean theatre company founded in 1997 by director and writer Jung Ung Yang. The company’s work presents an exciting collision of the past and present through a reworking of existing Korean identity, spirit and style infused with contemporary elements. Yang recently won South Korea’s Best Young Playwright of the Year Award.

Performed in Korean with English surtitles.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 27/06/2006

Closing Night: 01/07/2006

Running time: 1h30

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Cast & Creative


Yohangza Theatre Company


Director - Jung Ung Yang

Producer - In association with AsiaNow Productions

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