"...the iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve...'tis almost fairy time..."
Sport for Jove’s 90-minute A Midsummer Night’s Dream was a smash hit in 2015 and we are thrilled to be bringing it back in 2017.
In the heat of the shortest night of the year, young lovers and work-a-day dreamers plunge into a world between sleep and waking, where “everything seems double“. One of Shakespeare’s truly essential works, ‘Dream’, like every fairy-story, warns us that family, love and friendship are fragile – when parents are selfish, their children break the rules; when love rears its head, friendships are forgotten; and that’s just the mortal world.
The Fairy Kingdom’s war over a mortal child has turned the entire “mazed world” upside down. Vows melt, bodies transform, time stops, the seasons alter, the moon stills, the world floods…”so quick bright things come to confusion…” Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is perhaps the best possible introduction young people can have to the theatre and among the most powerful visions of growing up ever written.
“…an absolutely outstanding theatre experience. All staff who attended have been teaching 20+ years and have never seen a production equal to this… Our students were just so happy.” – Canterbury Girls High School
Director: Susanna Dowling
Design: Isabella Andronos