The RSC's A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation

A unique production of the nation’s favourite Shakespeare play.

Get ready for a very special Midsummer adventure with the nation’s favourite Shakespeare play performed as never before; magically intertwining professional and amateur actors, deep in an enchanted wood on a Midsummer’s night. This full Royal Shakespeare Company production will be joined by The Canterbury Players playing The Mechanicals at the Marlowe Theatre from the 19th - 23rd April 2016.

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A co-production between the Royal Shakespeare Company and amateur companies across the UK. This is an arrangement developed between the RSC and Equity. For more information about the project, please see here

  • Bottom Lisa Nightingale

  • Flute Adam Summers

  • Quince Sarah Gooch

  • Snout Hannah Lloyd

  • Snug Sid Moon

  • Starveling Jim Newberry

  • Titania (RSC Actor) Ayesha Dharker

  • Oberon (RSC Actor) Chu Omambala

  • Puck (RSC Actor) Lucy Ellinson

  • Lysander (RSC Actor) Jack Holden

  • Hermia (RSC Actor) Mercy Ojelade

  • Demetrius (RSC Actor) Chris Nayak

  • Helena (RSC Actor) Laura Riseborough

  • Theseus (RSC Actor) Sam Redford

  • Hippolyta (RSC Actor) Laura Harding

  • Egeus (RSC Actor) Peter Hamilton Dyer

  • Philostrate (RSC Actor) Jon Trenchard

  • First Fairy (RSC Actor) Theo St.Claire

  • Fairy (RSC Actor) Jamie Cameron

  • Fairy (RSC Actor) Lila Clements

  • Fairy (RSC Actor) Aimee Gray

  • Fairy (RSC Actor) Mari Izzard

  • Fairy (RSC Actor) Alex Tomkins

  • Fairy (RSC Actor) Ben Goffe

  • Fairy / Music Director (RSC Actor) Tarek Merchant

  • Director for The Canterbury Players Sally Elkerton

  • Photography Credit Topher McGrillis

  • Designer Tom Piper

  • Lighting Charles Balfour

  • Music Sam Kenyon

  • Sound Andrew Franks

  • Associate Director Sophie Ivatts

  • Associate Director Kimberley Sykes

  • Movement Siân Williams