A Midsummer Night's Dream

(Premiere 2016)
DIRECTOR Emma Rice
THEATRE Globe Theatre
THEATRE COMPANY Globe Theatre / Blind Summit Theatre
DESCRIPTION
Fusing music, dance and some serious comedy, Emma Rice’s first production as Artistic Director brings the Dream crashing into the Globe’s magical setting. Naughty, tender, transgressive and surprising, it promises to be a festival of theatre. Let the joy begin!
WTDir RATING:

Country: United Kingdom

Runtime: 195 min

Interval: YES

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Zubin Varla | Theseus/Oberon
Actor
Ncuti Gatwa | Demetrius
Actor
Ankur Bahl | Helenus
Actor
Nandi Bhebhe | First Fairy/Starveling
Actor
Edmund Derrington | Lysander
Actor
Katy Owen | Puck
Actor
Alex Tregear | Snout
Actor
Anjana Vasan | Hermia
Actor
Ewan Wardrop | Bottom
Actor
Margaret Ann Bain | Flute/Philostrate
Actor
Tibu Fortes | Fairy
Actor
Meow Meow | Hippolyta/Titania
Actor
Edith Tankus | Snug
Actor
Lucy Thackeray | Quince
Actor

Creatives

Director | Emma Rice
Playwright | William Shakespeare
Composer | Stu Barker
Musical Director | Pat Moran
Set Designer | Börkur Jónsson
Costume Designer | Moritz Junge
Lighting Designer | Malcolm Rippeth
Lighting Designer | Victoria Brennan
Choreographer | Emma Rice
Choreographer | Etta Murfitt
Dramaturg | Tanika Gupta
Movement Director | Glynn MacDonald
Sound Designer | Simon Baker
Fight Director | Kate Waters
Make Up Artist | Pam Humpage
Hair Stylist | Pam Humpage
Wig Supervisor | Pam Humpage
Assistant Director | Keziah Serreau
Dialect Coach | Martin McKellan
Vocal Coach | Martin McKellan
Mask Designer | Claudia Stoltz
Mask Designer | Lolly Goodship
Lyricist | Tanika Gupta
Puppetry Direction | Mark Down

Production

Lighting Technician | Andi Davis
Costume Assistant | Annelies Henry
Deputy Wardrobe Supervisor | Emma Seychell
Wardrobe Assistant | Hanna Randall , Sally Fernandes
Costume Supervisor | Ed Parry
Wardrobe Supervisor | Megan Cassidy
Props Manager | Katy Brooks
Stage Manager | Rob Walker
Lighting Supervisor | Ben Nichols
Production Manager | Wills
Assistant Stage Manager | Helen Comerford
Sound technician | Madison English , Adam Washington

Orchestra

Woodwinds

Clarinets (in C, B♭, or A) | Sheema Mukherjee

other wind (aerophones)

Trombone | Stu Barker

Percussion

other | Stu Barker , Pat Moran

Membranophones

Dholak (Dholaki) | Jeevah Singh
Tabla | Jeevah Singh

Strings

Harp | Stu Barker
Dulcimer | Stu Barker
Bass guitar | Stu Barker , Pat Moran
Guitars: | Pat Moran

Keyboards

MIDI keyboard | Jeevah Singh

PHOTOS

THEATRES

Globe Theatre, 30/04/2016 - 11/09/2016

REVIEWS

'A bundle of happy surprises...a Dream for the Glastonbury generation'
Theatrical revolution...tremendous energy and inventiveness'
'A bloody joy, ravishing, engrossing and laugh out loud funny... Shakespeare, taken to his gloriously anarchic max'
'A glory...disruptive, unnerving, highly comic...It rocks'
New artistic director Emma Rice makes a joyfully irreverent start'

STORYLINE

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?