The Globe Theatre puts on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Date Posted: 30/04/2013

The Globe’s 2013 ‘Season of Plenty’ continues with Shakespearean fantasy-comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, running from 24th May to 12th October.

Olivier Award-winner Michelle Terry will play Titania alongside John Light as Oberon, her husband and adversary. The production is directed by Dominic Dromgoole, with music from Claire van Kampen and designs by Jonathan Fensom.

A brief synopsis of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius – but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia. When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies.

The roles of the four young lovers, whose intertwining romantic obsessions lie at the heart of the play, will be taken by some of London theatre’s newest and brightest talents, including Joshua Silver, who most recently appeared in Trelawny of the Wells at the Donmar Warehouse, as Demetrius.

Events for school groups

There will be a number of events for school groups as part of the production, including Setting the Scene – a pre-show introduction by leading scholars, illustrated by Globe actors; and Talking Theatre –  post-show Q&A sessions with actors and creative.

The production will employ full Rennaissance dress and staging.

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Pictured: Joshua Silver plays Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe.

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