A Midsummer Night’s Dream

REVIEW – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lyceum Theatre


As he shields himself from a magical blizzard with his umbrella, it feels like Bottom has strayed into an arctic Narnia, rather than the warmth of an Athenian summer. And though the snowy setting is the most obvious change in Matthew Lenton’s visually striking production, other smaller casting, scripting and design choices sprinkle A Midsummer […]

FRINGE REVIEW – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Assembly George Square


A group of surly teenagers gather in detention. Their punishment: to read aloud Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a chore doled out by puckish teacher ‘Mr Goodfellow’. Stilted lines and stumbled readings follow, but then the teacher begins to weave strange magic as the teenagers find themselves taken over by the spirit of the play. […]