A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream review – giddy shenanigans with a brilliantly chaotic Puck
This bright, bold show tries to balance humour and darkness but tends to land on the silly side of things

Kate Wyver

23, May, 2023 @10:27 AM

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The Lovers review – Shakespeare musical charms, but doesn’t always deliver
The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
Bell Shakespeare’s first ever musical puts some pop into A Midsummer Night’s Dream – and it is good fun, if you don’t think too hard about it

Cassie Tongue

29, Oct, 2022 @2:47 AM

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream review – gleefully anarchic opening show
New playhouse kicks off with a boisterous, boundary-pushing production that is inventive enough to find fresh laughs in the mechanicals

Mark Fisher

28, Sep, 2022 @9:45 AM

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Midsummer Mechanicals review – the Dream’s rude players deliver more merriment
Bottom, Quince, Flute and Patience make the young audience feel right at home in this affably silly show that puts Shakespeare in a spin

Chris Wiegand

08, Aug, 2022 @5:30 AM

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A Blessed Bottom: how booming Brian inspired his daughter’s Shakespearean role
Rosalind Blessed explains how her force-of-nature father shaped her performance in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Rosalind Blessed

14, Jun, 2022 @6:18 AM

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Cruise review – a tale of two audiences
Seated groundlings make history at the Globe’s carnivalesque Dream

Susannah Clapp

30, May, 2021 @9:30 AM

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream review – the Globe’s giddy return
Goody-bag props, party-hatted fairies and a donkey-shaped piñata sweeten the bard’s dark comedy in a revival of Sean Holmes’s vibrant 2019 production

Chris Wiegand

27, May, 2021 @10:15 PM

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Nick Cave joins RSC's hi-tech take on A Midsummer Night's Dream
The musician’s voice will be heard in the new online show, which combines virtual reality and live performance

Chris Wiegand

04, Mar, 2021 @1:37 PM

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San Francisco Ballet: A Midsummer Night’s Dream review – two acts of pure dance run smooth
George Balanchine’s take on Shakespearean comedy may be more geometric than romantic, but the most delicate moments of this performance are truly enchanting

Lyndsey Winship

25, Jan, 2021 @12:01 AM

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A midsummer night's sax comedy: the return of the lost Shakespeare jazz musical
It had the hottest musicians, the coolest singers – and Louis Armstrong playing Bottom. But Swingin’ the Dream was a $2m flop. Can the RSC breathe new life into this big band take on the bard?

James Shapiro

06, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A Midsummer Night’s Zoom: isolation dramas reframe Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet become online daters unable to meet in a new project that celebrates freelance creatives

Chris Wiegand

19, Jun, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Alexander Ekman: Eskapist; Midsummer Night's Dream review - audacious and unpredictable
Two dance works by the Swedish choreographer are visually stunning, meshing movement, theatre, design and music

Lyndsey Winship

27, Apr, 2020 @11:39 AM

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