A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Matthew Lenton

Be careful what you wish for, it may just come true...

'The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man’s hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was.'

Unrequited and unwanted love abounds in possibly the most magical of Shakespeare’s comedies.

Four young Athenian lovers flee to the forest where they fall foul of the manipulations of fairies. Oberon, King of the Fairies, Titania, his Queen, and fantastical sprite, Puck conjure a series of increasingly funny complications as the mortals try to find true love with the right partners.

Directed by Matthew Lenton, this promises to be a bold and inventive new production full of romance, enchantment, the glory of human folly and the power of nature.


Our trailer for A Midsummer Night's Dream

See rehearsal photos in our Gallery

Key information

This production has now ended


  • Tuesday to Saturday, 7.45pm
  • Running time 2h 35m (inc 20 minute interval)


  • Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2.30pm
  • 24, 27, 31 October and 3, 7, 10, 14 November
  • Running time 2h 35m (inc 20 minute interval)


  • £14.50-£29
  • Concessions available for under 18s, over 60s, students, unemployed, disability
  • Side-view seats are also available: £10-£15
  • Previews, all seats £7.50 (unreserved seating, no concessions)
  • £1 transaction fee applies per booking

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