By William Shakespeare. Produced by Merely Theatre.
Audience-focused, multi-role, gender-blind Shakespeare. The most talked-about new Shakespeare Company in the UK, Merely Theatre has honed a style that strips the Bard back to basics – no gauche sets, frilly collars or fussy props: just the actors, the audience and the text. Now the company are stripping back something more profound: the concept of gender. A Midsummer Night’s Dream playfully depicts the comically intertwining tales of feuding forest gods, midnight elopements and staging a theatre show. This energetic, 90 minute production of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy stays true to Shakespeare’s text while presenting it in an exuberant and stripped back style.
“Absolutely explodes with energy and the excitement that the cast project is infectious.”
“Enthralling, fresh and relevant theatre”
The Good Review
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England