Peter Doran directs an outstanding cast of thirteen - young lovers, warring fairies and mischievous Mechanicals – who meet in a moonlit forest in this magical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy.
Set on the home front during the Second World War, this new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells of a very British way of life, of an old class structure weakened by the destructiveness of war. Yet despite the conflict there is an underlying feeling of adventure - romance is in the air, and people live life for the moment, not knowing what tomorrow may hold. In these times our dreams are more vivid, the desire to love and be loved greater, and the longing for a better world immense.
An endlessly inventive production laced with wicked wit, genuine enchantment, and a symbolic escape from reality.
…Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream… Edgar Allen Poe
Tickets: Full £10 / GulbCard £8 / Student £6 / GulbCard Student (available over the counter only) and Gulbenkian Education Network £5
Supported by the Welsh Government and the Arts Council of Wales through the National Performing Arts Touring scheme.