A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Opened 9 June 2006, closed 30 August 2006 at the Open Air Theatre Regent's Park in London
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, a tale of warring fairies and mismatched lovers set in an enchanted forest, has become synonymous with the Open Air Theatre in London's Regent's Park. This production is the return of the hugely successful 2004 staging directed by Ian Talbot.
"The garden is sunlit, and, as ever at the Open Air Theatre, this play weaves its own summer magic as dusk turns to night and the moths take wing" The Guardian
"Ian Talbot's Edwardian-set production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park... is tremendous fun... John Hodgkinson is a magnificently aloof Bottom and, while there are tender moments in the forest, by the last act it's comedy all the way." The Sunday Telegraph
"As the sun sets, dusk deepens, and the wind rustles the leaves of the trees, this most magical of plays... seems to have found its perfect setting" The Daily Telegraph
"Ian Talbot's big, boisterous production comes into its own with the four lovers' row. This is a ferociously funny sequence that Talbot, master of athletic comedy, conducts with a sadistic precision... The performance of the Mechanicals has exactly the primitive-sophisticated magic that Shakespeare intended. If the place had a roof, they would raise it." The Sunday Times