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Performance

VenueNoel Coward Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From16th March 2001
Opened22nd March 2001
To12th May 2001
WhenMon-Sat 19:30, Wed/Sat Mats 14:30
PricesFrom £10.00. To £35.00.
What is currently on at Noel Coward Theatre (V380)

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's DreamT0943476181
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.
Author Shakespeare


Archive :: production:T0943476181, play:S2295, venue:V380
Current production:Work

Production details

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.

Reviews

Reviews


UK Theatre Web: 18Apr01: Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
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!


UK Theatre Web: 30Mar01: Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
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.

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.

Company

Director Francis Matthews
Performer Dawn French (Bottom)
Performer Jemma Redgrave
Performer Will Keen
Performer Tilly Blackwood
Performer Gillian Kearney
Performer Jonathan Broadbent
Performer Selina Cadell
Performer Stephen Campbell-Moore
Performer Debbie Chazen
Performer Lee Ingleby
Performer Alex McIntosh
Performer Geraldine McNulty
Performer Paul Rider
Performer Joanna Scanlan
Performer Michael Siberry
CORONAVIRUS: All venues in the UK were shut down on March 16, 2020, and the restrictions were finally lifted on July 19, 2021. It is important to mention that the UK Theatre Web archive listings (iUKTDb) from March 2020 to July 2021 might not be accurate due to the lack of information regarding rescheduled and cancelled shows.

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