The award-winning Guildford Shakespeare Company (GSC) and Bolton’s Octagon Theatre present a live online adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Shakespeare’s best loved comedy, featuring four young lovers who find themselves lost in a mystical wood populated by warring fairies, mischievous sprites and an earnest group of amateur actors, one of whom seems to have grown a donkey’s head…
Following the phenomenal success of GSC’s online live shows in May and June, the Surrey-based theatre company have teamed up with one of the North-West’s premier producing theatres to bring another live adaptation into the living-rooms of audiences North and South.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be a special adaptation based on GSC’s 2017 open air production. The original show, set in the 1960s, was directed by Lotte Wakeham, who is now the Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre Bolton, and returns to direct this online version. GSC approached Lotte and the Octagon earlier in the summer when they were working out how to follow the success of their online live adaptation of The Wind in the Willows (produced in assoc. with Jermyn Street Theatre and the Yvonne Arnaud). Willows was seen by over 600 households across the world and, alongside interactive Murder Mysteries and original free content, formed a key part of the GSC’s online lockdown programme.