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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Live from Shakespeare’s Globe in London, this is the final night of the Bollywood-infused Shakespeare comedy which has wowed critics and played to sold-out audiences.

The show is introduced by actress Meera Syal and is the first time any production has been live streamed from the Bankside venue.

Four runaway lovers find themselves smack bang in the middle of a dispute between the King and Queen of the fairies, and, as if that wasn’t enough, a troupe of amateur actors are trying to rehearse a play. Between these unlikely groups flies Puck, armed only with a wicked sense of humour and a love potion capable of making anyone fall for the first person they set eyes upon. What could possibly go wrong?

Fusing music, dance and some serious comedy, Emma Rice’s first production as Artistic Director brings the Dream crashing into the Globe’s magical setting. Naughty, tender, transgressive and surprising, it promises to be a festival of theatre.


3 hours, 4 minutes


Role Contributor
Director for Stage Emma Rice
Lyricist Tanika Gupta
Set Designer Börkur Jónsson
Costume designer Moritz Junge
Composer Stu Baker
Choreographer Etta Murfitt
Sound Designer Simon Baker
Stage Lighting Designers Victoria Brennan, Malcom Rippeth
Fight Director Kate Waters
Director for Screen Ian Russell
Producers Lotte Buchan, Jessica Lusk
Presenter Meera Syal
Helenus Ankur Bahl
Flute / Philostrate Margaret Ann Bain
First Fairy / Starveling Nandi Bhebhe
Lysander Edmund Derrington
Cobweb Tibu Fortes
Demetrius Ncuti Gatwa
Hippolyta / Titania Meow Meow
Puck Katy Owen
Snug Edith Tankus
Quince Lucy Thackeray
Snout Alex Tregear
Theseus / Oberon Zubin Varla
Hermia Anjana Vasan
Bottom Ewan Wardrop
Musicians Stu Barker, Pat Moran, Sheema Mukherjee, Jeevan Singh
Globe Associate - Text Giles Block
Globe Associate - Movement Glynn MacDonald
Assistant Director Keziah Serreau
Costume Supervisor Ed Parry
Puppet Direction Mark Down for Blind Summit Theatre
Production Manager Wills
Stage Manager Rob Walker
Deputy Stage Manager Claire Henders
Assistant Stage Manager Helen Comerford
Head of Wardrobe Megan Cassidy
Wardrobe Deputy Emma Seychell
Wardrobe Assistants Sally Fernandes, Hanna Randall
Head of Wigs, Hair Pam Humpage
Wigs, Hair Hayley Thompson
Wigs, Hair Lee Appleton, Sophie Jones
Props Manager Katy Brooks
Props Deputy Emma Hughes
Deputy Tecnical Stage Managers Dario Fusco, Paul Golynia
Sound Supervisor Jay Jones
Deputy Sound Supervisor Charlie Simpson
Sound Technicians Madison English, Adam Washington
Lighting Supervisor Ben Nichols
Deputy Lighting Supervisor Will Frost
Lighting Programmer Andi Davis
Aerial Consultant Alex Harvey
Aerial Rigger Jo White
Winch Flying Lee Stephenson, Freedom Flying
Carpenters Kes Hayter, Rupert Mead, Simeon Tachev
Costume Assistant Annelies Henry
Costume Makers Rob Allsopp, John Cowell, Mandy Haslam, Chris Keer, Kevin Mathias
Costume Makers Angelina Pieroni, Clare Ramsell, Susanna Wilson, Freed of London, Debbie Boyd
Fairy Mask Claudia Stolze, Lolly Goodship
Props Makers Emma Hughes, Charlotte Austen, Anna Burder, Melanie Brookes, Penny Spedding, Lindsey Archer, Rosheen McNamee, Hannah Williams
Production Electricians James Bentley, Elaine Bridgman, Roisin Dullard, Matt Ladkin, Alex Shenton Parkin, Jack Weir
Production Sound Simon Fowler, Viktor Lopez, Orry Henderson
Researchers Dr Farah Karim-Cooper, Dr Will Tosh, Jennifer Edwards, Jakub Boguszak, Sophie Clarke, Robbie Hand, Margaret Zweibach
Artistic Director Emma Rice
Executive Producer Tom Bird
Theatre General Manager Lotte Buchan
Theatre Finance Manager Helen Hillman
Playhouse Claire Godden
Director of Music Bill Barclay
Casting Director Matilda James
Casting, Creative Karisma Balani
Artistic Coordinator Jessica Lusk
Music Coordinator James Maloney
Theatre Coordinator Sarah Murray
Production Assistant Lottie Newth
Music Assistant Charlie Limm
Theatre Finance Assistant Annegret Kuhnigk
Production Manager Paul Russell
Company Manager Marion Marrs
Associate Producer Tamsin Mehta
Technical Stage Manager Bryan Paterson
Assistant Production Manager Fay Powell-Thomas
Assistant Company Manager Kristy Bloxham
Film Distribution Assistant Andrei Manta
Film Distribution Manager Chui-Yee Cheung
Unknown With thanks to all staff at Shakespeare's Globe
Unknown With thanks to The British Council
Senior Cameramen Chris Goor, Giles Pritchard
Camera Operators Dave Bowden, James Day, Mark Faulkner, Wayne Ratcliffe
Script Supervisor George Pursall
Sound Supervisor Julian Gough
Technical Facilities Cloudbass

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