Author: William Shakespeare
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Archive listings for A Midsummer Night's Dream

Work type: Kids show.


Hermia loves Lysander. Lysander loves Hermia. But Demetrius loves Hermia. And Helena loves Demetrius. They all run into the woods where the mischievous sprite Puck has plenty of tricks in store for them! Meanwhile, the local cricket team is getting together to rehearse a play... Join Scoot on The Jetty for our family-friendly, sixty-minute production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Whether you're 5 or 105, a Shakespeare newcomer or a Bard aficionado - we've got something for everyone!Presented byScoot Theatre.
17 Aug 21The Turbine Theatre, Inner London :: V01296042936
listing details L01838113444


A dark forest, four human lovers and wicked fairies unite in a whole heap of mix-ups in one of Shakespeare's most well loved comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream. As guests gather to celebrate a wedding in Greece, menacing and disturbing creatures, who lurk in the Forest of Arden, take amusement in meddling in young lover's affections. Nothing is what it seems as otherworldly forces conjure their own entertainment from watching the distraught humans try to find true love. This unique adaptation will be presented by students from primary and secondary schools across Nottinghamshire and feature a cast of over 200 young people. Performing only two shows, don't miss the magic, mayhem and malevolence of 2019's Schools' Massive.
6 Mar 19Playhouse, Nottingham :: V457
listing details L1229946919


"A clever mix of original and modern language, live music, song, dance, physical theatre and audience interaction combined to make a perfectly pitched, riotous and witty show. Story telling this good deserves a wider audience." Zoe Robinson (Producer, Polka Theatre) on our production of Much Ado About Nothing.Company Infinite Jest.
5 May 18Pleasance, Inner London :: V276
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Up to fifteen children on the spectrum become the participants for each performance, sitting with six actors in a circle on our stage. The children's families or carers sit just behind them to watch from the auditorium. The actors invite the participants to help them unravel Shakespeare's story through sensory games which the children and actors play together. Although the games and the narrative remain the same for each performance, the show is completely different every time depending on the nature of the young people who attend.Company Flute Theate.
16 Oct 17 to 28 Oct 17Orange Tree Theatre, Outer London :: V321
listing details L1922444


On a midsummer night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their friends presenting a play within a play. Chief mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare's most beguiling comedy. This production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is designed to appeal to a young audience and will be of particular interest to GCSE students as the play is currently included in the National Curriculum.Presented byDaniel Taylor Productions Ltd. Director Daniel Taylor. Performer Daniel Taylor (Bottom). Performer Sharon Byatt (Titania). Performer Chloe Taylor (Helena). Performer Johnny Schumacher (Oberon). Performer James Templeton (Puck). Performer Tim Lucas (Flute). Performer Sam Donovan (Lysander).
25 Apr 17 to 29 Apr 17Epstein Theatre, Liverpool :: V537
listing details L01382643124


A fairy queen and king argue ruthlessly and the world turns upside down - and Puck - the fairy devil with a cheeky glimmer in his eye - doesn’t help. The mortal Kings and Queens play the parent card and deny their daughters the boyfriends of their choice. And Puck really doesn’t help. Bottom the Weaver is to perform in a play at the palace and play all the parts himself. He’s not a very good actor so that should be a laugh. Puck really, really doesn’t help. In fact, thanks to Puck, these young lovers give each other serious grief and the glamorous fairy queen falls in love with a donkey! Did you ever?! Really, grown-ups in love make such fools of themselves! With songs, puppets and knockabout humour Shakespeare’s story is faithfully adapted for a young audience losing none if its poetry, magic and beauty and, amazingly, is performed by just four actors. Age 7+Company Shakespeare Unplugged. Adapted by Hattie Naylor. Director Lee Lyford.
26 Feb 08 to 8 Mar 08Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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With all the dark undercurrents of the traditional fairytale, Shakespeare weaves farce, slapstick, romance and revelry into some of his most lyrical poetry to create what is perhaps his most joyous play. Supported by The Ingram Trust and The Goldsmiths' Company.Producer National Theatre. Director Carl Heap. Design Miriam Nabarro. Design Mila Sanders. Music Joe Townsend.
19 Feb 08 to 1 Mar 08Unicorn Theatre, Inner London :: V103615241
listing details L1202679309


The language is not that of the bard - more in the style of Roald DahlCompany Dramarama Productions.
22 Apr 06 to 23 Apr 06Lemon Tree, Aberdeen :: V587
listing details L1355549361


A fully staged production of [Shakespeare]'s magical play, abridged to run one hour and designed especially for children. A troupe of colourful Elizabethan strolling players arrive with Tudor music and dance, bold theatrical surprises and clear characterisation, transporting the audience to the magical woods of Athens. This production is related to the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stage 2 in the subjects of English and History. 60 mins.Company Lanternfish Theatre Company.
12 Apr 03The Quay Arts Centres, Newport :: V842
listing details L0310228065
22 Mar 03Jacksons Lane, Outer London :: V312
listing details L01439959616
20 Mar 03Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells :: V691
listing details L585120982
27 Feb 03Tower Arts Centre, Winchester :: V783
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Theatre-Max. When a story about romance, a story about magic and a story about bad acting collide, anything could happen...and probably will! Age 7+.Company Nuffield Theatre.
25 Nov 00NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
listing details L1678895658

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