Director: Sean Holmes; Written by: William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream follows the complicated love life of two couples, which is complicated even further by the arrival of the King and Queen of the Fairies, Oberon and Titania.
Lysander loves Hermia, who herself loves Lysander. And Helena loves Demetrius, who used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. When Hermia's father insists that she choose Demetrius, Hermia runs off into the forest with Lysander... where Oberon and Titania are having their own battle of love.
As the real and unreal worlds collide, romance struggles to survive and unlikely unions are forged.
Note: the Globe's theatre season runs from April to October. Craig has been to watch a play at the Globe himself and thoroughly recommends it because it's not like any other theatre you've ever seen -- it's all open-air, for a start, and it has a standing area in the middle (called 'The Yard'). The actors sometimes parade through this yard during the scenes, and end up involving the crowd as if they were part of the cast. Read Craig's review of watching a play at the Globe before you go, so you can get a feeling for what it's like inside.
A Midsummer Nights Dream at Kenwood House – 18 Aug 2019 – An outdoor performance of Shakespeare's comedy about the king and queen of the fairies and a couple of confused lovers at Kenwood House
Guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe – Every day – Have a tour of William Shakespeare's Globe and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the world's most famous playwright.
Henry Iv Part I at Globe Theatre – 23 Apr to 11 Oct 2019 – The first part of Shakespeare's history of Henry IV which tells the story of Harry Hotspur's battle with Prince Hal to become king of England
Henry Iv Part Ii at Globe Theatre – 25 Apr to 11 Oct 2019 – The second part of Henry IV follows Falstaff's attempts to raise an army for the dying king whilst wishing for the war to be over
Henry V at Globe Theatre – 30 Apr to 11 Oct 2019 – When the French dismiss Henry V's claim to his ancestral lands across the Channel he marches the English army to Agincourt
Twelfth Night at Globe Theatre – 4, 7 May, 17 Jun, 13, 16, 18 and 21 Aug 2019 – Twelfth Night is a farcical tale of mistaken identities and is one of William Shakespeare's most popular comedies
Pericles at Globe Theatre – 5, 9 May, 18 Jun, 15 and 21 Aug 2019 – Prince Pericles flees his kingdom and takes to the sea for an adventure that leaves him shipwrecked and fighting for his love
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