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VenueNew Victoria Theatre
From19th June 2008
To21st June 2008
WhenThu 19:30. Sat 14:30
PricesFrom £17.00. To £48.00.
What is currently on at New Victoria Theatre (V709)

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's DreamT01192928622
An operatic version of Shakespeare's fantasy play. With great skill and sensitivity, Britten presents the play as a charming opera, retaining the serene magic of the forest, the distress of the lovers, Puck's mischief, and Bottom's lamentably amateur theatre company.
Music Benjamin Britten
Author Shakespeare
Adapted by Benjamin Britten
Adapted by Peter Pears

Archive :: production:T01192928622, opera or operetta:S1860, venue:V709

Production details

New Production. Sung in English. Run time 2 hours 45 minutes. Out in the wood Oberon, the Fairy king and Tytania, his queen, are locked in dispute, and their conflict has turned nature upside down. In nearby Athens live two young women, best friends, one loved by two men, the other by none. When these four escape the harsh restrictions of the city for the freedom of the wood it's their relationships that are turned upside down, so much so that they hardly know each other - or even themselves. By contrast, Bottom the weaver - in the wood with his workmates rehearsing for some amateur theatricals - is always sure of himself, even when he's been made an ass of...


Company Opera North
Conductor Stuart Stratford
Director Martin Duncan
Design Johan Engels
Costume Ashley Martin-Davis
Lighting Bruno Poet
Choreographer Ben Wright
Performer James Laing (Oberon)
Performer Jeni Bern (Tytania)
Performer Elizabeth Atherton (Helena)
Performer Frances Bourne (Hermia)
Performer Peter Wedd (Lysander)
Performer Grant Doyle (Demetrius)
Performer Peter Savidge (Theseus)
Performer Gaynor Keeble (Hippolyta)
Performer Henry Waddington (Bottom)
Performer Mark Stone
Performer Stephan Loges (Jun 12/19/21)
Performer Yvonne Howard

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