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A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016)

A modern re-telling of the classic fantasy drama by William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream holds a star-studded cast with euphoric effects and melodramatic storytelling.

Director:

David Kerr

Writers:

Russell T. Davies (adaptation), William Shakespeare (based on the play by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eleanor Matsuura ... Hippolyta
Nonso Anozie ... Oberon
John Hannah ... Theseus
Matt Lucas ... Bottom
Maxine Peake ... Titania
Bernard Cribbins ... Snout
Richard Wilson ... Starveling
Colin McFarlane ... Egeus
Elaine Paige ... Mistress Quince
Paapa Essiedu ... Demetrius
Elliot Levey ... Philostrate
Varada Sethu ... Peaseblossom
Fisayo Akinade ... Flute
Kate Kennedy ... Helena
Javone Prince Javone Prince ... Snug
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Storyline

Tyrannical dictator Theseus brings his captive bride, Amazonian queen Hippolyta, to Athens for a forced, dynastic union whilst statesman Egeus sentences his daughter Hermia to death for spurning arranged marriage to Demetrius in favour of true love Lysander, with whom she escapes to the woods. Demetrius follows, along with Helena who is besotted with him. Also in the woods a group of amateur actors, including pompous Nick Bottom, are rehearsing a play to perform at the ducal wedding. All are unaware that the fairy rulers of the woods. Oberon and Titania are engaged in a feud with Oberon taking revenge on his wife, helped by the sprite Puck, which involves her falling in love with the first person she sees - namely Bottom wearing a donkey's head. The four lovers are similarly bewitched by the charm and much confusion results before order is restored and the play goes ahead, with the fairies ensuring happy endings - for those who deserve it. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Sommernachtstraum See more »

Filming Locations:

BBC Studios, Cardiff, Wales, UK See more »

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Production Co:

BBC Cymru Wales See more »
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Pure joy
7 February 2019 | by skrw2011See all my reviews

Midsummer nights dream is considered one of Shakespeare's best loved comedies. This Midsummer nights dream comes alive and delights the senses.


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