A Midsummer Night's Dream A Play for the Nation
Tue 31 May
Sat 04 Jun 2016
Friends Offer: 2 for 1 on opening night (max 2 tickets)
Schools Offer: £13.50 tickets on Weds 1 at 7.30pm, Thurs 2 and Sat 4 June at 1.30pm + 1 teachers for every 10 students.
Royal Shakespeare Company, Belvoir Players in association with Lyric Theatre and Grand Opera House Belfast present A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for The Nation.
On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their friends presenting a play within a play. Chief mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedy.
The nation’s favourite Shakespeare play is performed as never before; Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman (Oh What a Lovely War 2010, Our Friends in the North 2007) directs 18 professional actors with local amateur group The Belvoir Players as Shakespeare’s Mechanicals. Returning to the RSC is Ayesha Dharker (Othello 2015, Arabian Nights 2009) in the role of Fairy Queen Titania and Chu Omambala (Hecuba 2015) as Oberon, King of the Fairies. Also joining the Company is Laura Riseborough as Helena, Mercy Ojelade as Hermia, Jack Holden as Lysander and Chris Nayak as Demetrius.
Join us for an unforgettable Midsummer adventure…
Whether you weave lines from the play into a lesson, create an Athenian wood in your playground or put on a full production, every school can get involved. Click here