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Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre, UK
A Midsummer Night's Dream | Bord Gáis Energy Theatre | Sept 28-Oct 1 2016

'Filter’s Dream is part rock gig, part exuberant joke,  exploding the conventions of  the form and remaking them
in dazzling new shapes.' - **** Metro

'Quite brilliant' - **** Independent on Sunday

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.

This gleefully mischievous take on Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy is knock-you-sideways funny with a heart of Shakespearean Gold.

In the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death, this comic gem is given a fresh cut. The Lyric Hammersmith and  Filter Theatre have created a high-spirited jewel of a show  that’ll have you jumping out of your seat.

Every imaginable comic device is here, from spontaneous bursts of song and lycra-clad superheroes to Nerf guns and  an epic food fight. The furious physical comedy is matched with an equally thrilling soundscape. A live band double as the Mechanicals and exuberantly channel Barry White and The Ramones, from doo-wop to grunge and a tiny orchestra of electronic tweets, buzzers and magical trills.
A dazzlingly anarchic dream for our times, raucous and irreverent and bursting with life.
Suitable for ages 14+
The production contains flashing lights.

Cast and Creative Team:

  • Created by Filter
  • Co-Directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O’Driscoll
  • Design: Hyemi Shin
  • Lighting Design: Oliver Fenwick
  • Sound Design and Original  Music: Chris Branch and Tom  Haines
With the support of British Council

Information and Tickets:

  • Venue: Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
  • Dates: Sept 28 – 29, 7.30pm; Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
  • Tickets: €15 – €40
  • Duration: Approx. 1 hr 40 mins. No interval.
Talking Theatre: Sept 30, post-show (7.30pm).
With Stef O’Driscoll and members of the company.


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