A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

    • 20 Feb -
      06 Apr 2019
      20 Feb - 06 Apr 2019

    Director Mike Tweddle / Designer Anna Reid / Lighting Designer Chris Swain

    Exposing hidden agendas, flawed relationships and wild self-abandonment, the Factory Company presents a fresh, dynamic interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies.

    The course of true love never did run smooth.

    Lysander loves Hermia but to be together they’ll have to run away. Demetrius loves Hermia too, but she hates him. Unlike Helena, who loves him like mad.

    Someone needs to sort this out.

    Meanwhile, it’s days until the wedding of the century. Bottom and pals have been picked – from thousands – to perform for the newlyweds. It’s the opportunity of their lives, if only Bottom would stop acting like an ass.

    Vengeful fairies, warring lovers, amateur actors, mind-altering herbs and dangerous desires collide in Shakespeare’s riotous comedy of mad, bad romance.

    Following last year’s critically acclaimed production of A View From the Bridge and his autumn 2018 production of Beautiful Thing, Mike Tweddle, Artistic Director of Tobacco Factory Theatres, directs a new Factory Company cast.

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Our Country’s Good are part of the second Factory Company season at Tobacco Factory Theatres.

    • RUNNING TIMEApprox. 2hrs 30mins (inc. interval)
    • TICKETSFrom £12 (limited availability). Please select Buy Tickets for more details.
    • VENUE


    Please note the performance on Tue 26 February is at 7.30pm (previously advertised at 7pm).

    Matinees Thu & Sat 2pm

    No show Sun

    Performances on Wed 20 – Mon 25 February are previews.

    MULTIBUYS Book 3 or more shows SAVE 15% and Book 5 or more shows SAVE 20%.


    Sat 09 March 10am – 1pm
    Lively discussions, lectures, workshops and Q&A sessions with experts in the field and the director of the production, Mike Tweddle.

    Please join us after the 7.30pm performance on Sat 09 March for a free post show discussion.

    Business Club Members can get 2 for 1 tickets to the performance on Thu 21 February and Thu 28 March at 7.30pm. Book early as this offer is subject to availability. To claim please quote your company promotion code over the phone or in person at the Box Office. Please bring proof of the company you work for.

    • *****

      "If this is to be the standard of work from this company, then its future is very bright indeed"

      Broadway World on A View From the Bridge
    • ****

      "Outstanding update on one of the great plays of the 20th century"

      The Stage on A View From the Bridge

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