There’s a rare chance to see the Shakespeare Globe’s acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which is playing just two UK venues before embarking on an Asian tour.
The Bard’s most playful and magical romantic comedy plays four performances this weekend at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, before moving to Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre On September 10 for five nights.
The touring production, which will then head overseas for three months, stars award-winning stage and screen star Janie Dee as Titania and Aden Gillet as her Oberon.
The production will be a reworking of the Globe’s award-winning 2013 version, directed by Dominic Dromgoole, designed by Jonathan Fensom and composed by Claire van Kampen.
It will be the tenth time the three have collaborated. They will be joined by Joe Murphy as associate director.
Double Olivier Award-winner is a West End regular and has recently appeared in Noises Off, Blithe Spirit and Putting it Together.
Aden Gillet recently starred as Sir Colenso Ridgeoin in George Bernard Shaw’s The Doctor’s Dilemma and won a Best Actor Award for his turn as Will in Accolade.
He is known for his long-running role as Jack Maddox in the BBC TV series The House of Eliott.
The set will be a miniature version of the stage at the Bankside Globe, complete with the iconic pillars, balcony and hand-painted detailing.
Tickets now on sale.