Globe On Tour: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Shakespeare’s Globe has taken the difficult but responsible decision to close our doors to the public until further notice, ceasing performances, education activities and tours.

As you can imagine, this has been one of the hardest decisions we have had to make, but a necessary one as we consider the safety and well-being of both the public, staff and volunteers.

We hope to open the doors to our wooden O as soon as possible – but in this unprecedented time for theatre, and as a charity that receives no annual government subsidy, we are in desperate need of donations to help us to continue to strive in the future.

We ask at this time of huge risk to our beloved theatre that you donate if you can. Any amount, large or small, will be hugely appreciated.

With love, solidarity and thanks to you all from the whole Globe family.

If   when we meet again, why, we shall smile

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Four brawling lovers, caught in a dispute of magical proportions; a crew of keen mechanicals, determined to give it their all; and one roguish sprite, hell-bent on causing as much havoc as possible… What could possibly go wrong?

Exploding with dramatic poetry, mischief and merriment, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Shakespeare’s amazingly inventive play, whose serious and dark undercurrent cuts starkly through the hilarity making its dreamlike surface deeply rich and all the more memorable.

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind

–Act I, scene 1

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Tickets

Yard (standing) £5

Seated tickets in the Galleries vary within a range (£59 – £15) according to performance – see schedule

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online. Prices are subject to change, book early for the best seats at the best price.

Running time: To be confirmed

Part of Globe On Tour

Part of Summer 2020 at the Globe

Director Brendan O’Hea

Associate Director Vanessa-Faye Stanley 

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM STORY

An enchanted forest charms a disenchanted court. In Athens a daughter’s disobedience forces two lovers to flee to the woods, pursued by the two lovers they rejected. In the woods, amateur actors rehearse a play, while the king of fairies plays tricks and captivates the night. A mischievous Puck with the magical juice of a flower helps love lose its way while the fairy queen falls for an ass; the king and queen of the fairies reconcile; the lovers find each other, return to court and marriage celebrations end in a theatrical dream.

REHEARSAL PHOTOS

CAST & CREATIVES

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Unisex T-Shirt

£20.00

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Bag

£12.00

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Baseball Cap

£10.00

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'She Be Fierce' Jute Bag

£12.00

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