Posts Tagged ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’


A Midsummer Night’s Dream @NewbridgeMemo – March, 1st-4th

February 20, 2017


Marvellous Pretenders are a newly formed professional theatre company, based in the Newbridge Memo.

The group, who are fronted by director and actor Suzie Rees, are the only professional producing company in the area and will be bringing classic plays to Newbridge over the next few years…the first installment being the Shakespearian classic: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Wednesday, March 1st – Saturday, March 4th

Tickets on sale now: £8 standard | £6 concession.

Ballroom Bar Open: 6.30pm | Theatre Doors: 7.00pm | Event Start: 7.30pm.

Find out more


If you would like to review this production for Cardiff Shakespeare, please get in touch with Johann Gregory.


So why come and see the show?
It’s going to be great fun as the company have approached it as a Shakespearean farce so it’s quite fast and furious. Also, it’s the first opportunity to see classic theatre by the Memo’s own professional theatre company.

Is the show accessible and up to date? What can people expect?
The actors have spent a long time working on understanding the language so that the audience will be able to understand it too.  Our version is a long way from the stuffy, static performances many people associate with Shakespeare.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream Production @actonecardiff

February 8, 2016


10-13 Feb, 2016

Llanover Hall

Act One Society

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies. Revolving around three love stories there is plenty of room for farcical drama and of course Shakespeare’s favourite – weddings. However this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will look at some of the darker elements hinted in the script – the stark class boundaries and the domination of the wealthy. Set in a dystopian future, it is only within the nature of the forest that the love and laughter can be found.

Director: Bex Landale
Production Manager: Undine Kalcenaua
Choreographer: Lucy Spain

For Cardiff Students:
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Now Showing: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at WOW Bar, Cardiff

February 24, 2015


Set in the disco fever of the seventies, this revival of the comedy is fast-moving, and will get you grooving to the sounds of the summer boogie nights. Summer may seem a million miles away but this production will draw you into a dream world of warm summer days, and starry nights where the heady world of the nightclub can make any dream possible. Dazzling and daring, hilarious and vibrant, A Midsummer Night’s Dream offers a spectacular and inspiring interpretation of blind passion, unrequited love, mischief making and meddling. Experience a marriage of Shakespeare’s remarkable language to the disco beat!

Tickets £7 and £5 concessions.
Tickets for both venues are available from the St David’s Hall box office – 029 2087 8444.


Shakespeare in Cardiff at the Sherman Theatre

January 23, 2014

Classic and contemporary drama at Sherman Theatre

Performances that look at Twelfth Night, A Midsummer’s Nights Dream,

The Tempest and Under Milk Wood in a new way.

Find out more in the newsletter here: Groups letter Spring 2014

Or visit the website here:


Happy Midsummer’s Day from Cardiff Shakespeare!

June 21, 2013

Some Cardiff Shakespeare Dates for the Summer

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Everyman Open Air Theatre Festival. Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, 25 – 31 July (0844 8700 887).

As You Like It

Illyria. Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Cardiff, 2 August (0844 249 1895)

The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company. St Donats Arts Centre, Cardiff, 26 August (01446 799099)

See Shakespeare theatre in Cardiff at the Cinema too

For example, watch Stephen Fry in Twelfth Night:

Taking Flight Theatre Company are also touring A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Wales.

Find out more about Shakespeare productions in the UK here.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Cardiff

July 2, 2011

Open Air Theatre

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Thursday 30 June – Saturday 2 July

Young lovers. An oppressive father. A forced marriage. A troupe of grandiose amateur players. Add into this mixture an enchanted forest, a fairy king and queen and a mischievous sprite and you have a recipe for a comedy that has been delighting audiences for hundreds of years!

Castle Grounds
A Cardiff Festival event

No increase in ticket prices!

Early Bird Saver
Tickets must be booked by Wed 29 June

Adults: £12.50
Children: £8.50
NB: No discounts for seniors or students

Tickets on the night

Adults: £15.00
Children: £10.00

Cardiff Castle
Tel: 029 2087 8100


Bare Knuckle Co’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

July 14, 2010

Cardiff will be host to another Shakespeare production this summer – this time indoors. Bare Knuckle Company will perform their ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at The Gate:

“All seems well in the village of St Athens when Mayor Theseus announces he will marry Hippolyta, more commonly known amongst the local population as Queen of the Amazons. His peaceful walk across the countryside is ambushed by Egeus’ complaint that his daughter Hermia refuses to marry his chosen suitor, Flight Lieutenant Demetrius, since she’s in love with Lysander, who Egeus the pub landlord, heartily dislikes. Egeus calls on an ancient law forcing Theseus to declare that Hermia must marry Demetrius or choose between death or joining a nunnery. Lysander asks Hermia to elope with him to the forest. Hermia’s friend, Helena, learns of this and decides to inform Demetrius, whom she loves. Demetrius, though, loves Hermia. Confused yet? Meanwhile, the local am-dram society consisting of Peter Quince, Nick Bottom and a host of others organize a play to be performed at Theseus’ wedding. In the forest, Oberon King of the Fairies argues with Titania the Fairy Queen that he should have an orphaned child in her care for his page. To obtain the boy, Oberon orders the fairy Puck to obtain a flower from Cupid that will cause anyone to fall in love with the first person they see… and that’s when the fun really begins.”

Saturday 10 July, 7.30pm

Thursday 15 July, 7.30pm

Friday 16 July, 7.30pm

Saturday 17 July, 7.30pm

For more information click here.

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