A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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The course of true love never did run smooth.

For the first time in 35 years, the Abbey Theatre is proud to present A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This magical comedy continues our exploration of Shakespeare following the critically acclaimed Twelfth Night.

True to Shakespeare’s original text, this contemporary interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream centres on the residents of a nursing home. The vitality and timelessness of love come to the fore in this production immersed with beautiful verse and original music.

Director Gavin Quinn of Pan Pan Theatre takes us on a fantastical journey in his Abbey Theatre debut where dreams and reality collide with riotous consequences. Featuring the finest calibre of Irish acting talent, prepare for Shakespeare as you have never experienced before.

CAST: Fiona Bell, Andrew Bennett, Des Cave, Declan Conlon, Shadaan Felfeli, Máire Hastings, John Kavanagh, Peadar Lamb, Stella McCusker, Barry McGovern, Gina Moxley, Máire Ní Ghráinne, Áine Ní Mhuirí, Des Nealon, John Olohan, David Pearse, Daniel Reardon, Helen Roche

DIRECTOR: Gavin Quinn
SET AND LIGHTING DESIGN: Aedín Cosgrove
COSTUME DESIGNER: Bruno Schwengl COMPOSER
SOUND DESIGNER: Jimmy Eadie

Check out rehearsal and production pics in the Abbey Theatre’s facebook album and the video trailer

BOOKING INFORMATION

From 11 February – 28 March 2015
Previews: 11 – 16 February
On the Abbey stage

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2pm
Tickets: €13 – €40 / Conc*. €13 – €25

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Abbey Theatre