Preview: A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Southampton University Players will be bringing one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to the stage to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the great playwright’s death.

Regular performers at the Nuffield Theatre, the community amateur dramatics society based at the University of Southampton will be performing their new production of this timeless tale of romance and laughter. However, with director Chris Hawley keen to “make Shakespeare accessible to all”, this interpretation is set to bring something exciting and unexpected to the classic story.

Featuring well-known characters such as Oberon, King of the Fairies, through to Bottom, the unfortunate actor, the tale follows four separate plots that are carefully interwoven to create amusing chaos. Although the story is primarily one of love and misfortune, this production promises plenty of fairies, magic, and fun as well.

The show is shaping up to be an evening of great entertainment for anyone and everyone, and considering that the SUP won awards for Best Adult Actress, Best Adult Supporting Player, and Best Technical at Totton Festival of Drama 2015,  this unique production will be one not to miss.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be on at the Nuffield Theatre from the 26th-30th of January. Tickets cost £13.00, or £10.00 for students and concessions; 2-4-1 tickets are also available for students on the 27th. Click here to book. 




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