In a galaxy far far away, a duke has won a queen in a war, a father disowns his daughter because she's in love with the wrong man and a fairy king has his ego bruised and wants revenge on his wife. In a fairy filled wood havoc runs wild, it's up to you, the audience to put it right!

OT Community's new project Play On takes the success of Primary Shakespeare and Shakespeare Up Close and deepens the engagement with our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, accompanied by workshops which will introduce the play to students and give them a chance to discuss the themes in the play and contribute to choices made in the production. This production supports English study at Key Stage 2 & 3, introduces Shakespeare’s language and stories in an accessible and fun way, and often gives younger children their first taste of the excitement of live performance. This performance also supports study of healthy relationships in PSHE lessons; A Midsummer Night’s Dream provides examples of unhealthy relationships and issues around consent, which will be used as stimulus for discussion within the workshop.

For school groups: once you’ve booked to attend a performance of the show, reach out to [email protected] to book an in-school workshop (from 9 May). Our team will also provide classroom activities for between the workshop and the performance.

Supported by Hampton Fund, RPLC and the Haskel Family Foundation

Theseus / Demetrius / BottomTom Briggs
Helena / Hippolyta / Titania / Snug the joinerTiajna Amayo
Lysander / Oberon / Francis Flute / Egeus Levi Bent
Hermia / Puck / QuinceSimran Bhandari
DirectorFiona Drummond
DesignerKaajel Patel
Lighting DesignerBenny Goodman
Sound Designer & ComposerDinah Mullen