A Midsummer Night's Dream archiveOn a midsummer's night Hermia and her lover Lysander flee from Athens and Demetrius - the man Hermia's father favours as a son-in-law. Demetrius follows, pursued by Helena who loves him in spite of being spurned in favour of Hermia. On the same night Bottom and his friends leave Athens to find somewhere quiet to rehearse their play which is to be performed at the wedding feast of Duke Theseus. Drawn into the woods they enter a world of magic, mystery and wonder. Set in Elizabethan England, Titania, the Fairy Queen will be imagined as "a portrait of the ageing Queen Elizabeth 1, fascinated with the theatre, besiged by courtiers but 'married to the people of England'".


Judi Dench (Dame - Titania), Charles Edward (Oberon), Oliver Chris (Bottom), Ben Mansfield (Lysander), Rachael Stirling (Helena), William Chubb, Msimisi Diamini, Richard Keightley, James Laurenson, Reece Ritchie, Susan Salmon, Annabel Scholey, Simon Scott, Sophie Scott, Timothy Speyer, Julian Wadham, Leon Williams, Tam Williams


Author: Shakespeare
Producer(s): Peter Hall, Rose Theatre Kingston
Director: Peter Hall (Sir)
Design: Elizabeth Bury
Sound: Gregory Clarke
Lighting: Peter Mumford
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0641312368. Details of all A Midsummer Night's Dream archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2295

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20 Mar 10
Rose Theatre Kingston

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