A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

William Shakespeare

 

 

Middle Temple Hall, London

6 – 14 April 2012

 

Périgord and Quercy, France

7 – 16 August 2012

5 – 13 August 2008

 

Cochrane Theatre, London

19 – 20 September 2008

 

 

When a handful of humans accidentally stumble into the magical realm of the fairies, the stage is set for a night of comical confusion in the moonlit woods.

 

Can true love – and a little bit of magic – conjure up a happy ending before the sun rises?

 

 

 

The Independent:

 

★ ★ ★ ★

“One of the glories of Tudor architecture, Middle Temple Hall, was the spot where Twelfth Night was first unveiled by Shakespeare’s company at Candlemas in 1602. Now, Antic Disposition bring to the building their beguilingly lucid and engaging modern-dress production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It offers a deliciously fresh and spirited demonstration of how the Hall, at once imposing and oddly intimate, is a hospitable environment for Shakespearean performance.

 

“This imaginative and unpretentious staging would make an admirable introduction to the play for a child or teenager, while taking the cognoscenti back to the bounteous basics.”

 

BroadwayWorld:

 

“The Hall's rafters ring to the sound of more laughter than I suspect they've ever heard. And all that time between the two Queen Elizabeths' reigns just melts away, as language and venue coalesce to unite humanity in the joy of comedy.”

 

★ ★ ★ ★

Whatsonstage.com

 

★ ★ ★ ★

Whatsonthefringe.com

 

★ ★ ★ ★

SoSoGay

 

★ ★ ★ ★

Exeunt Magazine

 

 

 

Directors

Ben Horslen

John Risebero

 

Designer

John Risebero

 

Lighting Designers

Howard Hudson

Rob Mills

 

Music

James Burrows

 

Musical Director

Christopher Peake

 

Choreographer

Edward Lewis French

 

 

2012 London Cast

Tony Austin

Chris Courtenay

Helen Evans

Edward Lewis French

Dylan Kennedy

Joanna Nuttall

James Pellow

Christopher Rowland

Ami Sayers

Chris David Storer

Chris Waplington

Robert Welling

Nicholas White

 

2012 France Cast

Tony Austin

Chris Courtenay

Chris Edgerley

Helen Evans

Austin Hardiman

Ben Horslen

James Pellow

Christopher Rowland

Ami Sayers

Chris David Storer

Chris Waplington

Nicholas Waters

Rosie Woodham

 

2008 Cast

Keith Atkinson

Sarah Barron

Ben Bibbings

Robyn Cooper

Simon Grant

Austin Hardiman

Lara Honnor

Ben Horslen

Howard Platt

Stephen Pucci

Bill Risebero

Ami Sayers

Andrew Venning

Nicholas White