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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, 5 minutes


Role Contributor
Director for StageEmma Rice
LyricistTanika Gupta
Set DesignerBörkur Jónsson
Costume designerMoritz Junge
ComposerStu Baker
ChoreographerEtta Murfitt
Sound DesignerSimon Baker
Stage Lighting DesignersVictoria Brennan, Malcom Rippeth
Fight DirectorKate Waters
Director for ScreenIan Russell
ProducersLotte Buchan, Jessica Lusk
PresenterMeera Syal
HelenusAnkur Bahl
Flute / PhilostrateMargaret Ann Bain
First Fairy / StarvelingNandi Bhebhe
LysanderEdmund Derrington
CobwebTibu Fortes
DemetriusNcuti Gatwa
Hippolyta / TitaniaMeow Meow
PuckKaty Owen
SnugEdith Tankus
QuinceLucy Thackeray
SnoutAlex Tregear
Theseus / OberonZubin Varla
HermiaAnjana Vasan
BottomEwan Wardrop
MusiciansStu Barker, Pat Moran, Sheema Mukherjee, Jeevan Singh
Globe Associate - TextGiles Block
Globe Associate - MovementGlynn MacDonald
Assistant DirectorKeziah Serreau
Costume SupervisorEd Parry
Puppet DirectionMark Down for Blind Summit Theatre
Production ManagerWills
Stage ManagerRob Walker
Deputy Stage ManagerClaire Henders
Assistant Stage ManagerHelen Comerford
Head of WardrobeMegan Cassidy
Wardrobe DeputyEmma Seychell
Wardrobe AssistantsSally Fernandes, Hanna Randall
Head of Wigs, HairPam Humpage
Wigs, HairHayley Thompson
Wigs, HairLee Appleton, Sophie Jones
Props ManagerKaty Brooks
Props DeputyEmma Hughes
Deputy Tecnical Stage ManagersDario Fusco, Paul Golynia
Sound SupervisorJay Jones
Deputy Sound SupervisorCharlie Simpson
Sound TechniciansMadison English, Adam Washington
Lighting SupervisorBen Nichols
Deputy Lighting SupervisorWill Frost
Lighting ProgrammerAndi Davis
Aerial ConsultantAlex Harvey
Aerial RiggerJo White
Winch FlyingLee Stephenson, Freedom Flying
CarpentersKes Hayter, Rupert Mead, Simeon Tachev
Costume AssistantAnnelies Henry
Costume MakersRob Allsopp, John Cowell, Mandy Haslam, Chris Keer, Kevin Mathias
Costume MakersAngelina Pieroni, Clare Ramsell, Susanna Wilson, Freed of London, Debbie Boyd
Fairy MaskClaudia Stolze, Lolly Goodship
Props MakersEmma Hughes, Charlotte Austen, Anna Burder, Melanie Brookes, Penny Spedding, Lindsey Archer, Rosheen McNamee, Hannah Williams
Production ElectriciansJames Bentley, Elaine Bridgman, Roisin Dullard, Matt Ladkin, Alex Shenton Parkin, Jack Weir
Production SoundSimon Fowler, Viktor Lopez, Orry Henderson
ResearchersDr Farah Karim-Cooper, Dr Will Tosh, Jennifer Edwards, Jakub Boguszak, Sophie Clarke, Robbie Hand, Margaret Zweibach
Artistic DirectorEmma Rice
Executive ProducerTom Bird
Theatre General ManagerLotte Buchan
Theatre Finance ManagerHelen Hillman
PlayhouseClaire Godden
Director of MusicBill Barclay
Casting DirectorMatilda James
Casting, CreativeKarisma Balani
Artistic CoordinatorJessica Lusk
Music CoordinatorJames Maloney
Theatre CoordinatorSarah Murray
Production AssistantLottie Newth
Music AssistantCharlie Limm
Theatre Finance AssistantAnnegret Kuhnigk
Production ManagerPaul Russell
Company ManagerMarion Marrs
Associate ProducerTamsin Mehta
Technical Stage ManagerBryan Paterson
Assistant Production ManagerFay Powell-Thomas
Assistant Company ManagerKristy Bloxham
Film Distribution AssistantAndrei Manta
Film Distribution ManagerChui-Yee Cheung
-With thanks to all staff at Shakespeare's Globe
-With thanks to The British Council
Senior CameramenChris Goor, Giles Pritchard
Camera OperatorsDave Bowden, James Day, Mark Faulkner, Wayne Ratcliffe
Script SupervisorGeorge Pursall
Sound SupervisorJulian Gough
Technical FacilitiesCloudbass

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