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The Watermill Ensemble presents

A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth

By William Shakespeare

Wed 11 Sep 2019 - Sat 19 Oct 2019

The multi-talented Watermill Ensemble return with a unique double bill of Shakespearean wit, humour and tragedy in two electrifying productions touring the UK this Autumn.


Playing side by side, immerse yourself in the contrasting worlds of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth.

Fizzing with magic and a large dose of chaos in the enchanted Athenian woods, secrets, love and mistaken identities collide in A Midsummers Night’s Dream.

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.

Blazing with tension, energy and passion, experience a powerful new interpretation of Macbeth, the Ensemble’s boldest production to date. Fuelled by greed, ambition and desire, the Macbeths’ desperation to survive is reflected in the fierce reverberations of Johnny Cash, The xx and The Rolling Stones in this thrilling tragedy.

★★★★ ‘Burns with purpose, passion and energy to spare’ The Guardian (Macbeth)
★★★★ 'Fizzing with charm and humour' The Stage (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Supported by The Sheepdrove Trust

2019 UK tour dates

Wednesday 11 - Saturday 14 September

A Midsummer Night's Dream
NEWCASTLE, Northern Stage
Box Office 0191 230 5151
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Tuesday 17 - Saturday 21 September
OXFORD, Oxford Playhouse
Box Office 01865 305305
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Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 September
A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth
POOLE, The Lighthouse
Box Office 01202 280000
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Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 October
A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth
CHELTENHAM, Everyman Theatre
Box Office 01242 572573
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Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 October
A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth
CARDIFF, New Theatre
Box Office 029 2087 8889
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Tuesday 15 - Saturday 19 October
A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth
NORWICH, Theatre Royal
Box Office 01603 63 00 00



Sign Integrated Performances

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Saturday 12 October at 1.30pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Saturday 19 October at 2.30pm 

Find out more about Watermill sign integrated performances.

Directed by Paul Hart
Designed by Katie Lias
Movement by Tom Jackson Greaves
Lighting designed by Tom White
Sound designed by David Gregory
Video projection design by Louise Rhoades-Brown (Macbeth)

Associate Director Robert Kirby
Macbeth Musical Director Maimuna Memon
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Musical Director Joey Hickman
Associate Movement Director Anjali Mehra
Tour Relights Andy Ball
Associate Sound Designer Richard Bell

Emma Barclay

Lady Macduff / Bottom

Molly Chesworth

Malcom / Puck

Lucy Keirl

Fleance & Porter / Hermia

Emma McDonald

Lady Macbeth / Titania & Hippolyta

Peter Mooney

Donalbain / Quince

Offue Okegbe

Lennox / Theseus

Billy Postlethwaite

Macbeth / Lysander

Jamie Satterthwaite

Duncan / Oberon

Robyn Sinclair

Banquo / Helena

Mike Slader

Macduff / Demetrius