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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Shakespeare's Globe, in partnership with Arts Alliance, conclude their exceptional ‘Season of Plenty’ with the enchanting fantasy A Midsummer Night’s Dream screening at Theatr Mwldan on Thursday 25 September at 7.00pm. Starring Olivier Award-winner Michelle Terry and John Light and directed by Dominic Dromgoole, the production explores the intense passions and antagonisms that lurk beneath the shimmering surface of Shakespeare’s eternally popular comedy.

Described by critics as ‘joyously inventive and touching’, A Midsummer Night’s Dream immerses the audience in a strange and delightful story of love and mischievousness with dazzling dramatic poetry. Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius – but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia… When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies.

The production’s stellar cast comprises Michelle Terry (Tribes, Before The Party) as Titania/Hippolyta, and John Light (Luise Miller, The Master Builder) as Oberon/Theseus, alongside Fergal McElherron as Quince/First Fairy, Pearce Quigley as Bottom and Huss Garbiya as Starveling/Fairy. The roles of the four young lovers are played by some of London theatre’s newest and brightest talents; the role of Hermia is played by Olivia Ross who played Princess Katherine in the Globe’s 2012 production of Henry V, while Sarah MacRae also returns to the Globe as Helena following her turn as Bianca in last year’s production of The Taming of the Shrew. Newly R.A.D.A. graduated rising star Luke Thompson plays the character of Lysander with Joshua Silver, who most recently appeared in Trelawny of the Wells, in the role of Demetrius. Directed by the Globe’s Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole, with music from internationally renowned composer Claire van Kampen and designs by Tony Award-nominated designer Jonathan Fensom, Dromgoole’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is inventive, warm, lively and affectionate.

Dominic Dromgoole, whose production was described by The Independent as “compelling and very funny” commented that “A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an enchanting, earthy, funny and – even in its most supernatural moments – profoundly human play. I hugely enjoyed exploring it at the Globe last year, and it’s wonderful to see it captured for cinema in a way that celebrates both its vibrancy and lightness and its dark complexities.”

Tickets for A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Thursday 25 September at 7pm are £12.50 (£11.50) and are available to book from Theatr Mwldan’s Box Office on 01239 621200, online at, or via smart phone by visiting
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