About the show
Originally appearing in 2012, the riotous production ran at the Lyric Hammersmith for a sold-out month in 2016. Now, A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns, bringing its wonderfully inventive take on Shakespeare’s well-known story of magical fairies and youthful lovers to audiences of all ages.
Based on the Bard’s comedy, the production follows the plights of Hermia, Helena, Lysander and Demetrius as love becomes tangled through the magic of the mischievous fairies! Featuring live music, plenty of fun and irreverence, previous reviews indicate that this isn’t a re-imagining to miss. Added gags and plenty of mess mean this version is much funnier than Shakespeare’s original – and that’s a high order!
Sean Holmes, the Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith, directs. His credits include multiple productions at the Donmar Warehouse, the Royal Court Theatre, the RSC and the Young Vic. He has also directed extensively at the Lyric Hammersmith, where he has been in his post since 2009.
With only a couple of dates in London before it heads off to the regions, A Midsummer Night’s Dream plays a limited run from 13 to 14 April 2018.
Recommended forShakespeare purists may want to skip this one, but if physical comedy, messiness and music is your thing then this Shakespeare adaptation is one to see in April. Suitable for ages 14+, this is a great show for teenagers.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 14+