A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre · 28 JUN - 27 JUL

Shakespeare's fantastical fable of desire, confusion, jealousy and growing up.

“Before Timothy Sheader took over as the Artistic Director, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre would do a production of Midsummer Night’s Dream every year. Doing the same show over and over meant they got a bit dreary after a while – so Tim Sheader quite rightly decided to mix things up when he took over in 2007. Over a decade later, he has decided the time is right to bring Shakespeare’s classic summer comedy back to the Open Air Theatre. It stars Susie Wakoma, who was fantastic in the BBC’s hilarious ‘Chewing Gum’, and there’ll be live music too. It’s safe to say that we’re very excited to for it. When it’s done well, the Open Air Theatre is absolutely perfect for this play. As the sun begins to set, it’s always a little bit magical.”

Overview

"Lord, what fools these mortals be!"

Through live music, playful adventure and physical invention, see the lovers' world transformed into a place of magic, laughter and healing, as we journey into the woods.

Critic reviews

A really successful interpretation that communicates effortlessly to a modern day audience

London Box office

An enchanting spectacle

The Times

Susan Wokoma is memorable as zealous-but-hopeless luvvie Nick Bottom

WhatsOnStage

Toxic masculinity and trippy tiffs make for a spellbinding evening

The Telegraph

All its elements click together to offer a marvellous spectacle of refined emotions and tasteful comedy within an arcane universe that is as alluring as it is unsettling.

Broadway World

A funny, fruitful and elegant production, and a trip to this spectacle will have audiences zone out of reality and be wowed by the power of storytelling for two hours straight

The Upcoming

Dominic Hill brings a dash of darkness to his beguiling production of Shakespeare’s comedy

The Stage

Dark, creepy take on Shakespeare’s omnipresent comedy

Time Out

A beautifully crafted piece of theatre that proves that Shakespeare can and will continue to delight modern audiences for the foreseeable future

West End Wilma

These characters felt alive

Exeunt

A beautiful nightmare

Evening Standard

Date & time

Show ended
Fri 28 Jun - Sat 27 Jul, 2.15pm & 7.45pm

Venue

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Inner Circle, Westminster NW1 4NU London, UK · Get Directions
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