A new version of William Shakespeare’s captivating comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Spring 2024, with Mathew Baynton (Ghosts, Horrible Histories) making his RSC debut as Bottom.
Let one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies transport you from deepest midwinter to the most magical of midsummer nights, where four lovers, faced with the prospect of unhappy marriage or worse, flee the court of Athens and stumble into an enchanted forest.
As these mere mortals cross paths with a warring fairy King and Queen, chaos reigns in the natural world. The lines between reality and illusion start to blur and no-one but mischievous Puck knows what is true and what is magic.
Director Eleanor Rhode returns to the RSC, following the success of King John, with a Dream that is both epic, intimate and full of wonder. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will run in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from Tuesday 30 January to Saturday 30 March 2024.
To find out more: www.rsc.org.uk