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Shakespeare's Dream in London

Following six amateur actors as they join the Royal Shakespeare Company in performing A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Barbican. Narrated by Sam West.

To mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death, the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company has selected six brave amateur actors from the capital to perform in A Midsummer Night's Dream, taking on some of the play's key roles - including the much-loved comic character Bottom. But how will they cope over the tense months leading up to their big opening night at the Barbican?

Narrated by Sam West.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 20 May 2016 19:30


Role Contributor
Narrator Samuel West
Producer Andy Richards
Director Andy Richards
Series Producer Ed Barlow


  • Fri 20 May 2016 19:30

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Shakespeare Lives 2016

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