CORONAVIRUS: currently, all theatres and related venues are closed. Shows are either being cancelled, postponed or rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with all the changes. There are currently few changes after May 2020 and many shows that were due for April have been pushed back towards the end of Autumn. Pantomimes are looking like a safe bet at the moment ;-)
On 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. Exposing hidden agendas, flawed relationships and wild self-abandonment, the Factory Company presents a fresh, dynamic interpretation of one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies. Performers Kim Heron (Puck), Dannan McAleer (Egeus/Quince), Evlyne Oyedokun (Lysanda), Charleen Qwaye (Hippolyta/Titania), Luca Thompson (Theseus/Oberon), Joseph Tweedale (Helenus), Dan Wheeler (Demetrius), Heather Williams (Bottom), Paksie Vernon (Hermia). AuthorShakespeare.ProducerTobacco Factory.DirectorMike Tweddle.DesignAnna Reid.LightingChris Swain.