A Midsummer Night's Dream - Lyric Hammersmith

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Lyric Hammersmith

Lyric Hammersmith
King Street, Lyric Square
W6 0QL

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

One of two Shakespearean classics heading to the stage of the Noël Coward Theatre in 2013 is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with Sheridan Smith and David Walliams, with Jude Law’s appearance in “Henry V” set to follow it in December. The former is a renowned comedy that features various iconic characters, from Titania to Bottom, portrayed by the play’s two big stars and will be brought to life by the acclaimed director Michael Grandage. Not only will it be a chance to revisit a Shakespearean classic, it will also be a chance to see two well known actors onstage working under the direction of a theatrical genius, ensuring plenty of box office theatre tickets are snapped up.

There is an abundance of characters in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and during the course of the show they head out into the Forest, where they are manipulated by fairies. It all takes place with the marriage between Theseus, the Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons as a backdrop, with young lovers – Hermia and Lysander - finding themselves in the forest as they flee Hermia’s arranged marriage, whilst a troupe of actors led by Bottom also find themselves there. Shakespeare explored the themes of mistaken identity a lot and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is no different as the fairies use magic to cause chaos.

Sheridan Smith needs little introduction when it comes to performing in the West End following numerous credits here that eventually landed her Laurence Olivier Awards in recent years. She is best known for played Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde the Musical” at the Savoy Theatre, with other credits like “Flare Path” at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, “Into The Woods” at the Donmar Warehouse and a previous appearance in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park. She is also known to those outside the capital for her portrayal of Janet.

Another actor that is well known for television comedy is David Walliams as Bottom, whose work with Matt Lucas in “Little Britain”, “Rock Profile” and “Come Fly With Me” has made him one of the best known names working in the UK. His work for Sport Relief is also widely celebrated and his appearance at the Noël Coward Theatre should attract a sizable audience.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is at the Noël Coward Theatre from Tuesday 17th September 2013 (previews from Saturday 7th September 2013) to Saturday 16th November 2013.  

Show Information
Booking From: Friday, 13th April 2018
Booking Until: Saturday, 14th April 2018
Show Status: production_closed
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