A Midsummer Night's Dream
re-imagined for everyone aged six and over

08 July 2008 - 02 August 2008

By William Shakespeare
Re-imagined for everyone aged 6 and over

This tale of magic and mischief has become synonymous with the Open Air Theatre and this version, using Shakespeare’s original language and text, is rich in physical humour and visual delight making it an ideal first experience of theatre and Shakespeare for children.

Time Out

"It pulls off the difficult trick of adding enough slapstick and tickle for the kids without losing the plot... Laura Donnelly's excellent Hermia wheels and inclines herself stiffly like a dainty toy from a Russian music box... A charming and engaging introduction to Shakespeare and theatre-going."

Financial times

"A good, clear and funny production... the cast's clarity of diction and bright, open performances make for a vivacious show."

The Stage

"Superville gives an appealing, forceful and outrageous performance as Bottom... an innovative and thoughtful production."

Creative team

The cast

  • Hermia – Laura Donnelly
  • Puck – Matthew Hart
  • Oberon/Demetrius – Ben Joiner
  • Titania/Helena – Annette McLaughlin
  • Lysander – Nicholas Shaw
  • Bottom – Dale Superville