Director Mike Tweddle / Designer Anna Reid / Lighting Designer Chris Swain / Composer & Sound Designer Max Perryment / Fight Director Kaitlin Howard / Assistant Director Jenny Davies
Puck Kim Heron Helenus Joseph Tweedale
Egeus/Quince Danann McAleer Demetrius Dan Wheeler
Lysanda Evlyne Oyedokun Bottom Heather Williams
Hippolyta/Titania Charleen Qwaye Hermia Paksie Vernon
Theseus/Oberon Luca Thompson
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Exposing hidden agendas, flawed relationships and wild self-abandonment, the Factory Company presents a fresh, dynamic interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Lysanda loves Hermia but to be together they’ll have to run away. Demetrius loves Hermia too, but she hates him. Unlike Helenus, who loves him like mad.
Someone needs to sort this out.
Meanwhile, it’s days until the wedding of the century. Bottom and pals have been picked – from thousands – to perform for the newlyweds. It’s the opportunity of their lives, if only Bottom would stop acting like an ass.
Vengeful fairies, warring lovers, amateur actors, mind-altering herbs and dangerous desires collide in Shakespeare’s riotous comedy of mad, bad romance.
Following last year’s critically acclaimed production of A View From the Bridge and his autumn 2018 production of Beautiful Thing, Mike Tweddle, Artistic Director of Tobacco Factory Theatres, directs a new Factory Company cast.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Our Country’s Good are part of the second Factory Company season at Tobacco Factory Theatres.
INTRODUCING A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
In this short film, Mike Tweddle talks to Shane Morgan, Director at Roughhouse Theatre, about his production and why his interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies will be a wild and raucous night out for audiences of all ages.
The Garrick Charitable Trust is supporting the post of Assistant Director for A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- RUNNING TIMEApprox. 2hrs 30mins (inc. interval)
- AGE RECOMMENDATION12+
- TICKETSFrom £12 (limited availability). Please select Buy Tickets for more details.
- VENUEFactory Theatre
Please note the performance on Tue 26 February is at 7.30pm (previously advertised at 7pm).
Matinees Thu & Sat 2pm
No show Sun
Performances on Wed 20 – Mon 25 February are previews.
MULTIBUYS Book 3 or more shows SAVE 15% and Book 5 or more shows SAVE 20%.
POST SHOW TALK
Sat 09 March
Please join us after the 7.30pm performance on Sat 09 March for a free post show discussion.
GET INVOLVED ACTIVITIES:
INSIDE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Sat 09 March 10am – 1pm
Lively discussions, lectures, workshops and Q&A sessions with experts in the field and the director of the production, Mike Tweddle.
A PLAY IN A DAY: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
8-11s Sun 17 March 9.30am-5pm
12-16s Sun 17 March 9.30am–6pm
Create a play in a day and perform in our Factory Theatre
Business Club Members can get 2 for 1 tickets to the performance on Thu 21 February and Thu 28 March at 7.30pm. Book early as this offer is subject to availability. To claim please quote your company promotion code over the phone or in person at the Box Office. Please bring proof of the company you work for.