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.
Merry Wives Of Windsor at Globe Theatre – 17 May to 12 Oct 2019 – See one of Shakespeare's best-loved characters get his comeuppance when Falstaff tries to woo the Merry Wives of Windsor
As You Like It at Globe Theatre – 7 Aug to 21 Sep 2019 – The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's cross-dressing romantic comedy As You Like It.
Strictly Come Dancing — The Professionals – 18 May 2019 – If you're a fan of TV's Strictly then get down to Apollo and see ten of the professional dancers live on stage
Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) – 21 May to 15 Jun 2019 – Dead Dog In A Suitcase is a twisted morality tale based on John Gay's musical satire, Beggar's Opera.
Into The Night Garden Live! – 1 to 2 Jun 2019 – Join Igglepiggle on a very busy day in the magical world of the Night Garden searching for his two friends Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka
Sweat, at the Gielgud Theatre – 7 Jun to 20 Jul 2019 – Sweat tells the story of a community worried about the loss of jobs at their factory, and how their anger and frustrations led to disaster
Noises Off, at the Lyric Hammersmith – 27 Jun to 27 Jul 2019 – Forty years after it had its premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith, Noises Off is returning for another short one-month run
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