My! The woods outside Athens are a busy place on this magical night! Four runaway lovers find themselves smack bang in the middle of a dispute between the King and Queen of the fairies, and, as if that wasn’t enough, a troupe of amateur actors are trying to rehearse a play. Between these unlikely groups flies Puck, armed only with a wicked sense of humour and a love potion capable of making anyone fall for the first person they set eyes upon. What could possibly go wrong?
This adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream fuses Bollywood music, dance and original comedy. Emma Rice’s first production as Artistic Director brings the Dream crashing into the Globe’s magical setting. A Midsummer Night’s Dream was on at Shakespeare’s Globe from 30th April until 11th September 2016
“This is an energetically populist show that fizzes with bright ideas.” The Evening Standard
“We get a Bollywood flavoured but London-based take on love and marriage” The Reviews Hub
“The gender switch, which makes Helena into Helenus, gives an added dimension to Demetrius’s reluctance to admit to his love and an added sweetness to their coming together.” The Guardian
“Much fun and games, then, but also seriousness, sadness, and troubling madness. The watching school-parties were transfixed.” The Telegraph
“The bottom line is it’s a bloody joy: ravishing, engrossing and laugh-out-loud funny” Time Out