A co-production between the Royal Shakespeare Company and amateur companies across the UK

This is an arrangement developed between the RSC and Equity

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The nation’s favourite Shakespeare play is performed as never before.

A co-production between the Royal Shakespeare Company and amateur companies across the UK.

In 2016, the RSC and amateur companies around the UK take you on a very special Midsummer adventure with a unique production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

On a Midsummer’s 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.

The nation’s favourite Shakespeare play is performed as never before; Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman (Oh What a Lovely War 2010, Our Friends in the North 2007) directs 18 professional actors with local amateur groups around the UK as Shakespeare’s Mechanicals. Returning to the RSC is Ayesha Dharker (Othello 2015, Arabian Nights 2009) in the role of Fairy Queen Titania and Chu Omambala (Hecuba 2015) as Oberon, King of the Fairies. Also joining the Company is Laura Riseborough as Helena, Mercy Ojelade as Hermia, Jack Holden as Lysander and Chris Nayak as Demetrius.

Join us for an unforgettable Midsummer adventure…

 

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Cardiff 635 x 354

Dream Opens In Cardiff Tonight!

May 24, 2016 Company news

Tonight we open at New Theatre, Cardiff, and are here until Saturday.

London 635 x 354

One Bottom, One Barbican, One Exhilarating Week

May 24, 2016 Company news

John Chapman, aka Bottom, blogs about our week at Barbican, London.

Norwich 635 x 354

Meet Our Fairy Schools!

May 23, 2016 Company news

Here are the 28 schools involved in our Dream 16 project.

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