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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.Performers Josette Simon (Titania), Nicholas Jones (Oberon), Andrew Dennis (Snug), Henry Ian Cusick (Demetrius), Hermione Gulliford (Helena), Paul Hilton, Catherine Kanter (Hermia), Peter Kelly (Quince), Adam McArdle (Puck), Fergus O'Donnell (Lysander), Daniel Ryan (Bottom), Geoffrey Whitehead (Egeus).
Author Shakespeare. Company Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Design Tom Piper. Lighting Chris Davey. Director Michael Boyd.
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