Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare

The comedy draws from the atmosphere of the traditional May Day and summer solstice celebrations when the magical powers of herbs turned the world upside down and everything was allowed.

The comedy draws from the atmosphere of the traditional May Day and summer solstice celebrations when the magical powers of herbs turned the world upside down and everything was allowed. Midsummer Night's Dream is a riotous whirl of emotions, play and folly. Two pairs of lovers experience the intoxication of love and the madness when it is unfulfilled. On the fragile variability of their souls a shadow falls in the form of orders manipulating their freedom. Whether it is in the town where the wedding of the despotic Duke is in preparation or in the woods where magical beings play their passionate capricious games. The comedy line is strengthened by the actions of craftsmen who with persistent diligence prepare 'a comedy mostly pathetic' in honour of the upcoming festivities. Miracles of the summer night affect everyone with their magical power of imagination, the surprising factor of emotional turmoil and comedic playfulness.

Premiere on 22 October 2016 at the New Theatre.