The Lyric Hammersmith and Filter’s riotous reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns to the Lyric this April before heading on tour.
The cast and band includes Allyson Ava-Brown, George Fouracres, Daniel Fraser, David Ganly, Harry Jardine, Matt King Smith, Amy Marchant, Kayla Meikle, Alan Pagan, Michael Palmer and Dharmesh Patel.
The production’s first won acclaim in 2012 before being revived in 2016 at the Lyric and then touring abroad.
This dazzling and innovative adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays now returns for a seven-week UK tour. Featuring original live music, this classic tale of young lovers and warring fairies is given a unique and irreverent twist.
Sean Holmes, director and artistic director at the Lyric Hammersmith, said: “I’m delighted that the Lyric is back touring the country and especially thrilled that Filter’s Lyric Dream is the focus of this major national tour.
“We hope new audiences everywhere will delight in its anarchy, its irreverence and its fun.”
April 13 & 14, Lyric Hammersmith April 17-21, Hull Truck Theatre April 24-28, Theatr Clwyd May 1-5, Nuffield Southampton Theatres May 8-12, Exeter Northcott Theatre May 15-19, Oxford Playhouse May 22-26, Cast in Doncaster June 5-9, Cambridge Arts Theatre.