A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Barbican Theatre

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The RSC acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Barbican Theatre

In the year which marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the RSC’s acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to the Barbican Theatre.

Part of a nationwide tour, this production combines eighteen RSC professional actors and fourteen amateur theatre companies from around the UK selected to play Bottom and the Mechanicals. In London, members of Tower Theatre Company perform these popular roles.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will run from 17 May 2016 until 21 May 2016 at the Barbican Theatre.


On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the mischievous arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule.

With a feuding Fairy King and Queen, Quince and his friends presenting their play within a play, and chief mischief-maker Puck on hand, games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedy.

WHO’S IN IT? A Midsummer Night’s Dream CAST

The cast includes Ayesha Dharker (Titania), Jamie Cameron (Fairy), Lila Clements (Fairy), Lucy Ellinson (Puck), Aimee Gray (Fairy), Peter Hamilton Dyer (Egeus), Laura Harding (Hippolyta), Jack Holden (Lysander), Chris Nayak (Demetrius), Mercy Ojelade (Hermia), Chu Omambala (Oberon), Sam Redford (Theseus), Laura Riseborough (Helena), Isaac Ssebandeke (First Fairy), Alex Tomkins (Fairy) and Jon Trenchard (Philostrate).


Directed by Erica Whyman, with design by Tom Piper, lighting by Charles Balfour, music by Sam Kenyon, sound by Andrew Franks and movement by Siân Williams


★★★★ ‘Erica Whyman’s production is clear, striking and witty’ Evening Standard
★★★★ ‘RSC’s delightful ‘play for the nation’ Guardian
★★★★ ‘A roaring success’ The Times

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