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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Andy Barrow Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Oddsocks Productions continues its quest to ‘tell good stories in a fun interactive way’ with their latest offering, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. While they typically perform outdoors with a colourful array of larger-than-life characters, on this occasion they are resident in the Belgrade Theatre’s less formal B2 studio space, but they ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Glen Pearce In 1957 an Ipswich teenager directed his first play at the High Street Exhibition Gallery in the Town. Hamlet was perhaps an ambitious debut but, given that the young director was destined to become the youngest Artistic Director of The RSC, not surprising. Over the following 59 years, Trevor Nunn has ...

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The Donkey Show – Proud Camden, London

Writers: Randy Weiner and Diane Paulus Director: Diego Pitarch Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Can we put A Midsummer Night’s Dream back in its box for a while now, please? With productions at the RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, Southwark Playhouse and on BBC1, the appetite for Shakespeare’s mystical comedy must be close to drying up now. Thankfully, the summer’s final adaptation is sufficiently ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Action To The Word – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Festival season is in full flow and, here at The Reviews Hub,we're tents pitched and wellies washed for our return to Suffolk's Latitude Festival. With so much happening across Henham Park it can be hard to choose what to see. Our cheeky Latitude Lowdown series offers you the chance to hear about some of the offerings to be had. Glen ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare (adapted by Simon Evans) Director: Simon Evans Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Another week, anotherDream– it seems productions of Shakespeare’s fairy fantasy are everywhere these days, from the RSC and the Globe to BBC1. Now we have a stripped down, fringe version at Southwark Playhouse. And even though it makes do with only seven actors, taking ample time to ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – BOVTS, Backwell Playhouse, Bristol

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Christopher Scott Reviewer:Kris Hallett While the squabble on about whether Lear, Hamlet or the two part Henry's are the greatest of Shakespeare's achievements will go on for centuries to come, there is no doubt that in the Dream Shakespeare created his most populist and flat out enjoyable work. Which is why in this special anniversary year ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: William Shakespeare Director:Erica Whyman Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Since Shakespeare wrote ‘The Dream’ back in the 17thCentury innumerable directors have attempted – some successfully, others not – to put their own take on a fantasy world where nothing is quite as it seems. The Royal Shakespeare Company alone has performed the play innumerable times. Now the RSC’S deputy Artistic Director ...

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NEWS: Casting announced for Sir Trevor Nunn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

As rehearsals begin for Sir Trevor Nunn’s production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre, full casting has been announced. Nunn returns to his hometown to complete his catalogue of directing all 37 Shakespeare plays, completing his collection with the one play he has yet to direct. Leading the company as Oberon and Titania will be West ...

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