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A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Tickets

Catch a Shakespeare classic, as it is brought to the stage by the former National Theatre’s Resident Director, Matt Harrison. Do not miss this playfully invented production that is all set to entertain audiences in the heart of West End!

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All West End show tickets are non-refundable.

why watch a midsummer night’s dream

Written towards the end of the 16th century, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the world's most renowned comedies and continues to be widely performed across the world today. The play explores themes of love while blurring the line between reality and fantasy.

Matt Harrison, the former Resident Director of the National Theatre New Works is in charge of directing the production. Along with the youngest and most promising talent from the 2019 National Youth Theatre Rep Company, the play is all set to dazzle audiences at West End. Harrison ensures that Shakespeare fans can witness their favourite characters come to life on the big stage.

The Story

Hermia is in love with Lysander. She tries to resist her father's demand to get married to Demetrius. Helena’s best friend, Hermia, was with Demetrius before they broke up due to his impending marriage to Helena. Hermia, however, is still in love with Demetrius, and pines for him.

Helena’s father Egeus is angered at Helena’s refusal to marry Demetrius, and he plans to invoke an ancient Athenian law whereby a daughter must marry the suitor chosen by the father, or else be sent to the gallows. On hearing about this, Duke Theseus of Athens gives Helena another choice: life as a nun worshipping the goddess Artemis.

While these love-stricken youth are attempting to escape their forced marriages, a fight erupts between the King and Queen of Fairies and a troupe of actors who are rehearsing for their play. Puck, also known as Robin Goodfellow is a fairy who has been spreading around a potion of love, which leads to a man getting the head of an ass.

Good for

Date Night | Fans of Shakespeare | Comedy Lovers

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Show Details

Performances are held from 6th of December, 2019 until the 17th of January, 2020

Show Timings

Dec 6th, 10th, 12th & 13th 1 PM
Jan 14th, 16th & 17th 1 PM
Dec 9th, 16th & Jan 13th 7 PM

Playwright By
William Shakespeare

Directed By
Matt Harrison

Adapted By
Kate Kennedy

Additional Info

Important Information
- Photo and video recording are not allowed during the show.

To be confirmed.

The show is approximately 2 hours long including an interval.

Available Facilities
In-house bar
Wheelchair accessible
Coat Check

The Criterion Theatre has a seating capacity of 1020 across 3 sections.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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