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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. A feminist staging. The concept locates the action in Brideshead style English stately home during the Second World War, with the men away and members of the WVS and Women's Land Army fulfilling the roles of the Mechanicals.


Dawn French (Bottom), Jemma Redgrave, Will Keen, Tilly Blackwood, Gillian Kearney, Jonathan Broadbent, Selina Cadell, Stephen Campbell-Moore, Debbie Chazen, Lee Ingleby, Alex McIntosh, Geraldine McNulty, Paul Rider, Joanna Scanlan, Michael Siberry


Author: Shakespeare
Director: Francis Matthews

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0943476181. Details of all A Midsummer Night's Dream archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2295

Archive Listings

16 Mar 01
12 May 01
Noel Coward Theatre
West End
Greater London

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User Reviews

USER: UK Theatre Web (18Apr01): It's a shame that so much attention has been focused on Dawn French's bottom, albeit understandable for publicity purposes. Although she's very amusing, this production has far more going for it than just her presence. Overall it is a bit hit-and-miss in places, but most of the performers are very impressive. Gillian Kearney, as Hermia, is nothing short of brilliant!
USER: UK Theatre Web (30Mar01): What a show, such wonderful performances, and the best scenery I have seen in many a year. If you want a good time and laugh till you ache this is the show for you.

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