A Midsummer Night's Dream (As You Like It)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (As You Like It)

An opera singer, towering puppets, ballerinas and a performing dog…anything is possible when Russia’s most ingeniously creative director stages Shakespeare.

Overview

Dmitry Krymov defies theatrical convention to conceive spectacles of scale, invention and wonder. He follows his summer presentation of Opus No 7 with this glorious retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The action focuses on the 'rude mechanicals', amateur actors attempting to perform the tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe for an audience of restless dignitaries. Feats of physicality abound as the troupe struggles with its depiction of the ill-fated lovers – played here by figures standing five-metres-tall. Amid the mayhem, though, moments of real and moving grandeur equally captivate.

Critic reviews

Infused with joy and a teetering sense of anarchy

The Guardian

A show that refused to allow me not to like it, even love it… The more I think about the piece the more profundity and joy I find in it, intertwined like the lovers, at one silly and euphoric

Financial Times

Words are almost inadequate to describe this glorious piece of theatre.

The Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 12 Nov - Sat 15 Nov, 7:45pm
Runtime: 1 hr 45 mins

Venue

Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions

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