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Lazarus Theatre Company

Classic Theatre Reimagined

A Midsummer

Night's Dream

William Shakespeare

15th - 26th May 2018

On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves entranced and entrapped in an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule.

“I have had a most rare vision. I had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was…”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the third and final production in our year-long residency at The Greenwich Theatre after the return of our ★★★★★ production of Edward II in January and our new ensemble production of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies in March 2018.

A Midsummer Night's Dream is produced in association with Greenwich Theatre.

Dates 15th - 26th May 2018

Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm,

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

Venue The Greenwich Theatre

Tickets £25.00, £15.00, £10.00.

£15.00 concessions on top price tickets.

Run time 2 hours and 15 minutes including a 15 minute interval.

Age recommendation 8+

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★★★★ “Just bliss... A night of anarchic fun and frivolity that makes Shakespeare’s work feel fresh and exciting”

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Cast and Creative


Hippolyta/Titania – Ingvild Lakou

Theseus/Oberon – Lanre Danmola

Egeus/Snout – Zoe Campbell

Hermia – Elham Mahyoub

Helena – Saskia Vaigncourt - Strallen

Lysander – Max Kinder

Demetrius– Jonathon George

Bottom – David Clayton

Quince – John Slade

Flute – Eli Caldwell

Puck– Tessa Carmody


Written by William Shakespeare

Adapted and Directed by Ricky Dukes

Designed by Jamie Simmons

Lighting Design by Stuart Glover

Sound Design by Sam Glossop

Puppet Design and Direction by Matthew Hutchinson

New Songs by Bobby Locke

Dramaturge – Sara Reimers

Stage Manager – Emily Lawes

Assistant Director – Tom Jobson

Costume Supervisor - Ronan Morrow

Company Photographer – Adam Trigg

Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston

Associate Producer – Gavin Harrington-Odedra

★★★★ “This is flat-out hilarious…The intelligent staging, talented cast and shrewd direction make for a very satisfying Midsummer Night indeed”

Pete Shaw, Broadway Baby

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was baptised on 26 April 1564 at Holy Trinity in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Traditionally his birthday is celebrated three days earlier, on 23 April, St George's Day.

In 1594, Shakespeare became a founding member, actor, playwright and shareholder of the Lord Chamberlain's Men. Richard Burbage was the company's leading actor. He played roles such as Richard III, Hamlet, Othello and Lear. Under James VI/I, the company was renamed The King's Men. They performed at court more often than any other company.

In 1623, seven years after Shakespeare's death, John Heminge and Henry Condell (two actors from The King's Company) had Shakespeare's plays published by William Jaggard and his son, Isaac. This first folio contained 36 plays and sold for £1.

For more information on Shakespeare, his works and Elizabethan Theatre visit our friends at The Royal Shakespeare Company.

★★★★ “Lazarus Theatre Company have delivered another piece of excellence”

Irene Llyod, Everything Theatre

★★★★ “A visual feast which often extends beyond the confines of the stage”

Greg Stewart, Theatre Weekly

Dream in the press...

★★★★ Everything Theatre

★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★ London Theatre 1

★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions

★★★★ Mind the Blog

★★★★ Theatre Weekly

★★★★ “This new production sparkles with humour and reverie.”

Theatre Weekly

★★★★ “A frenetic and freewheeling adaptation of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy” “Just bliss”

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★★★★ “This new production sparkles with humour and reverie.”

Greg Stewart, Theatre Weekly