Ruth Leon recommends…A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ruth Leon recommends…A Midsummer Night’s Dream


norman lebrecht

June 05, 2021

A Midsummer Night’s Dream  …£10.00

June 5 at 7 BST  This event takes place online and is livestreamed at 7pm from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre  so don’t be late.

This Midsummer Night’s Dream is a riot – complete with piñatas, streamers, glitter and a cacophony of brass. It may not be your idea of Shakespeare but it is fun. In case you’ve forgotten what he actually wrote, this is about four love-drunk teens, escaped from the confines of an oppressive regime, caught in a dispute of increasingly magical proportions.
​A posse of wannabe actors, determined to put on a play against the odds. The Fairy Queen and King at war, and one wild spirit hell-bent on causing as much havoc as possible. What could possibly go wrong?

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  • Jan Kaznowski says:

    Great – but the world is getting over-cautious. Just see this from the website’s MSD performance notes
    “When we first see Hippolita, she has tape over her mouth. This
    is special tape and does not hurt the actor when it is removed.”

  • Marlowe says:

    Could we please get the name of the play right?