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Oct 2018

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Dolby stereo and Dolby surround

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Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare's Globe)

Meow Meow (Hippolyta/Titania); Zubin Varla (Theseus/Oberon); Ewan Wardrop (Bottom); Lucy Thackeray (Quince); Ncuti Gatwa (Demetrius); Edmund Derrington (Lysander); Tibu Fortes (Fairy); Edith Tankus (Snug); Alex Tregear (Snout); Anjana Vasan (Hermia); Ankur Bahl (Helenus);

​My! The woods outside Athens are a busy place on this magicalnight! Four runaway lovers find themselves smack bang in themiddle of a dispute between the King and Queen of the fairies,and, if that wasn’t enough, a troupe of amateur actors are tryingto rehearse a play. Between these unlikely groups flies Puck,armed only with a wicked sense of humour and a love potioncapable of making anyone fall for the first person they set eyesupon. What could possibly go wrong? Fusing music dance andsome serious comedy, Emma Rice’s first production as ArtisticDirector brings the Dream crashing into the Globe’s magicalsetting. Naughty, tender, transgressive and surprising, it is truly afestival of theatre. Internationally acclaimed actor, singer andPerformance Diva Meow Meow plays the mischievous fairy queenTitania.

Let the joy begin!


"The Globe certainly rocks with laughter in an irreverent evening in which the jokes come fast and furious ... an entertaining and rowdy night out ..." (The Guardian)

"This is living theatre, hot-blooded and hot-bodied, a production that feels utterly at home in the space while also challenging people’s perceptions of what the Globe is for ... this is joyful stuff." (The Stage)

".. A Midsummer Night’s Dream along with a vibrant score of toe-tapping music that offers a knowing commentary on the text. There are bursts of Bowie and Beyoncé, and snatches of George Formby and Marilyn Monroe, which add delicious feather-light suggestions and illuminations that link our culture with the Elizabethan age. It’s wonderful stuff. The ensemble work, the visual exuberance, and the fun-loving spirit of the piece are astoundingly good. What an extraordinary debut for Emma Rice." (The Spectator)