Bristol Old Vic and Handspring Puppet Company
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare

6 - 15 February 2014 / 19:45, 14:30

£16–35 plus booking fee*

Preview performances
6–8 Feb: £2 off top price seats (normally £35 and £30)

Red & Orange Members enjoy 20% off ticket prices for this show (subject to availability)

*£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person.Click here for more information on booking fees

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'This ‘Dream’, enriched with earthy charm, appeals to our creative imagination' Time Out

'A more inventive, magical and creative production would be hard to find' Londonist

'A marvellously inventive assault of the senses' WhatsOnStage

For the first time since the triumph of War Horse, Bristol Old Vic's Artistic Director Tom Morris and Handspring Puppet Company reunite to realise one of Shakespeare’s most popular and fantastical plays.

A shape-shifting Puck is conjured from a selection of workman’s tools. An eight-foot-tall Titania presides over a troupe of malevolent fairies. And a giant, controlling Oberon manipulates his fairy queen and meddles in the confusion of the squabbling lovers.

This is a delightful production, a riotous display of irreverent comedy in which anything can come to life and be transformed.

'Eerily beautiful... irresistibly funny' Times

Also 2.30pm on 13 Feb (schools performance) and 15 Feb

2 hours 45 mins/including an interval

Age guidance 12+

11 Feb
Post-show talk with director Tom Morris and members of the company
Free to same-day ticket holders

12 Feb
Captioned performance

13 Feb, 7.45pm
Audio-described performance

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UK/South Africa

Presented by the Barbican

A Bristol Old Vic production in association with Handspring Puppet Company

Co-commissioned by Spoleto Festival USA

Bristol Old Vic is supported using public funding by Arts Council England


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