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The Watermill Ensemble presents


By William Shakespeare

Wed 19 Feb 2020 - Sat 07 Mar 2020

Following huge acclaim from audiences across the country, The Watermill Ensemble’s magical production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns for a limited run at the end of a UK wide tour.

Enter a world of dreams and desire in this soulful, spell-binding comedy that combines wit and romance with a unique approach to Shakespeare. Fizzing with magic and a large dose of chaos in an enchanted Victorian music hall; secrets, love and mistaken identities collide. Fusing actor-musicianship with one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, The Watermill Ensemble cast their spell, performing the intoxicating soulful sounds of Nina Simone and Billie Holiday live on stage.

The Watermill Ensemble create new versions of Shakespeare’s plays that are fresh, contemporary and bold. Since forming in 2017, they have toured to thousands of people nationally and internationally and now, direct from a run in London, the company return home.

Praise for A Midsummer Night’s Dream
★★★★★ ‘Full of music, laughter, heart, & soul. Dazzling’  Gyles Brandreth
★★★★ ‘Fizzing with charm and humour’  The Stage

Directed by Paul Hart
Designed by Katie Lias
Movement by Tom Jackson Greaves
Lighting designed by Tom White
Sound designed by David Gregory
Musical direction by Joey Hickman
Arrangements and additional music by Joey Hickman and the Company
Associate Director Robert Kirby
Associate Movement Director Anjali Mehra
Associate Sound Designer Richard Bell