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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 Tamsin Carroll (Titania), David Birrell (Thesues), Harry Hepple (Qunice), George Bukhari (Bottom), Christopher Colquhoun (Oberon), Rolan Bell (Snug), Kingsley Ben Adir (Demetrius), Katie Brayben (Hippolyta), Louise Bowden (Philostrate), Anthony Clegg (Egeus), Hayley Gallivan (Hermia), Oliver Johnstone (Puck), Rebecca Oldfield (Helena), Tom Padley (Lysander), Jamal Andreas, Stephane Anelli, Mireia Mambo Bekele, Shimi Goodman, Waylon Jacobs, Kurt Kansley, Joshua Lacey, Sandra Marvin, Sophia Nomvete, Caroline Rovina, Carl Sanderson, Jo Servi.
Author Shakespeare. Producer Open Air Theatre. Director Timothy Sheader. Design Jon Bausor. Costume Laura Hopkins. Music Olly Fox. Director Charlotte Broom (movement). Lighting James Farncombe. Sound Ian Dickinson (for Autograph). Director Kate Waters (fight).
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