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A Midsummer Night's Dream 

Mis-directed love potions complicate an already complicated set of relationships.

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James
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During an engagement party thrown by Theo and Polly for their daughter Hermia and James, a man she grew up with but doesn't really love, Hermia's true love Xander shows up. After Hermia declares her engagement to James is off, it becomes clear that her best friend Helena has been in love with James all along. When the King and Queen of the Fairies (themselves feuding) decide to straighten things out with a love potion, their meddling goes terribly wrong and the relationships between all those involved become even murkier than they were. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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28 November 2005 (UK)  »

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Bottom's first name is Nicholas - knicker-less. See more »

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[Theo tells Polly how much he loves her]
Theo: I've loved you, Polly, for as long as I've known you. But somewhere, somewhere along the way I stopped telling you. And that is why I'm so glad that here today in front of our friends and our loved ones, I'm able to tell you exactly what is in my heart. And this'll surprise you because it certainly surprised me: I've written a poem.
Theo: Yours is the voice I hope to hear / When my phone says "One missed call". / Yours are the hands I want holding my ladder / ...
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Version of Midzomernachtsdroom (1970) See more »

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A dream performance
29 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Having been brought up about 10 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, (the Bard's birthplace), I regularly frequented the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre there. Consequently I've always loved his works and viewed this performance with trepidation.

Not being a great fan of "upgrading" Shakespeare, even the thought of his words spoken in a 21st century setting makes me wince with pain. However this production dispelled my doubts. The modern lingo was beautifully scripted and gustily played. I must confess that "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is not one of my favourite Shakespeare plays, but I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful effort. It was chirpy, bright, extremely witty, and lost none of the flavour of the original. I think even old Will himself would have been proud of it. Well done everyone!


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