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A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play For The Nation

Visiting Company

In 2016, the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Citizens Dream Players take you on a very special Midsummer adventure with a unique production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The nation’s favourite Shakespeare play is performed as never before; magically intertwining professional and amateur actors, deep in an enchanted wood on Midsummer’s night.

During its tour of the UK, catch the show in Glasgow where local amateur group The Citizens Dream Players will perform with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

A co-production between the Royal Shakespeare Company and amateur companies across the UK. This is an arrangement developed between the RSC and Equity.


  • 29 Mar 2016 to 2 Apr 2016
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    • 29 Mar 2016 @ 7.30pm
    • 30 Mar 2016 @ 7.30pm
    • 31 Mar 2016 @ 1.30pm
    • 31 Mar 2016 @ 7.30pm
    • 01 Apr 2016 @ 7.30pm
    • 02 Apr 2016 @ 2.30pm AD & CAP
    • 02 Apr 2016 @ 7.30pm

Main Theatre

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£9.50 - £22.50

£2 online transaction fee applies

Preview: Tue 29 Mar, 7.30pm
Post Show Discussion: Thu 31 Mar, 7.30pm
Signed: Fri 1 Apr, 7.30pm
Audio Described: Sat 2 Apr, 2.30pm
Captioned: Sat 2 Apr, 2.30pm

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop

Creative team >

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Erica Whyman & Guy Hollands

The Citizens Dream Players

David Scanlan - Quince, the Carpenter
Katy Thomson - Snout, the Tinker
Emma Tracy - Starveling, the Tailor
Martin Turner - Bottom, the Weaver
Alistair Wales - Flute, the Bellows Mender
Bill Whiland - Snug, the Joiner


Helen Cassidy

10th September 2015

I knew nothing about Lanark having never read it. I foolishly thought it would be a worthy (but not so scintillating) Scottish drama. The kind you're supposed to see but don't love. How wrong I was! With echoes of a theatrical event as big and bold as Angels in America, there was lots to love: set, script, cast, music, lighting and direction. Go see it!

kathy Mcneil

23rd August 2015

A brilliant script, - great mix of humour and very serious issues, wonderfully performed at Oran Mor by a great cast. Should be seen very widely amongst young and old, and what a fabulous film it could make! Well done and thanks for a great evening.


4th August 2015

Hi Dorothy, we run classes throughout the year, with a break over the summer months and there will definitely be an opportunity for you to join in the new year. Keep checking this web page, or our twitter and facebook feeds to keep up to date with when the next term's on sale!

Dorothy Graham

31st July 2015

Hi! I'm really interested in joining these classes but am unavailable at least 3 of the dats mentioned.. Do you run the classes again in the New Year?


18th June 2015

Hi Christine, I think your 8 and your 10 year old will love it! We're recommending that Rapunzel is suitable for those aged 6+, as there's going to be some wonderful creepiness to the story that some younger children might find a bit scary. If your 5 year old is feeling brave, though, then they would be very welcome to come along. We'll be announcing information about a Christmas show for 3 - 6 year olds later this summer, and this may be more suitable for your younger children. I'll make sure you're emailed with information about this when it's on sale.

christine lennon

16th June 2015

Looking at RAPUNZEL would this panto be suitable for children ages 3, 5, 8 & 10 (1girl -3boys)

catriona harkins

15th June 2015

What a wonderful performance by the pupils of the dance school of Scotland for their production of Godspell! I have never been more proud and amazed by the talent on our own doorstep!!! Wow!!

carol mason

11th June 2015

fabulous show, loads of amazing voices, was captivated by such a young cast, a must see


8th June 2015

This tour is just perfect. If you can get tickets, grab them. To see this pearl in a shell whilst hearing the history was one of the best hour and a halfs I have ever spent... took my 14 year old, and it was very special. We went today - June 7th 2015.... I hope my 14 year old will be telling his stories of his Mammy taking him to see the best of children's theatre and the workshops at Christmas (eg Jason and the Argonauts, Peter Pan, Hansel and Gretal, Beauty and the Beast, etc), to his grandchildren. Just introduced him to grown up theatre when I might have started too grown up with Filter's MacBeth - magnificently out of this world... got real with The Slab Boys.... The Citizens is the real deal. just like the lovely people on our tour who told stories of their experiences from many years ago. Today, we winded our way round this gorgeously quirky piece of art that is the theatre iteself, the ink room, under the stage, the production room, the joiners workshop and so much more. I am still blown away. Magical. xxxx Real. xxxx

Judith Johnston

29th May 2015

This was a wonderful production in every way: acting, set,lighting, sound and script. It was totally compelling and deeply moving. Real theatre. Thank you Citz.

Janice Rossiter

21st May 2015

Just home from this fab, intense and thought provoking play and still thinking about it. Content was harrowing at times and the delivery was first class.

Kathy McNeil

30th April 2015

Fabulous, full of energy and wit, not just about Glasgow, but about society as a whole. Loved it and am still thinking through all the different layers of meaning and analogies.

Rosie West

25th April 2015

Brilliant. Want to see it all over again.

Margaret Baxter

4th April 2015

The Absence of War was tremendous, fabulous performances, funny and so relevant for today.loved it.

Eileen Murphy

30th March 2015

Definitely seeing this! Sounds great!

John Donnelly

2nd March 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the play, brought back memories at the start of my working life, I had an ex soldier for a boss. Great acting and hope they complete the trilogy.

di mcpherson

28th February 2015

I was truly touched by the performances and of course the gentle style. More please.


21st February 2015

The Slab Boys is outdated and very slow, not a show appropriate for a modern audience as it left me and many others under 50 asleep. Good set and staging, plus good performances from Keira and David but this show lacks contemporary theatre style. Uninteresting, dated and no longer funny


20th February 2015

It is magnificent in every way. I saw the trilogy 30 odd years ago and was so excited to see it again. I was not disappointed. John Byrne thank you for the beautiful writing and David Hayman thank you for a most beautiful production and a plea to the Citizen's bring back the trilogy. Huge congratulations to all the cast you were truly magnificent.


4th February 2015


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Introducing The Citizens Dream Players

Meet the Bottoms


David Neilson was last seen on stage in as Lucky in ‘Waiting for Godot’ at the Library Theatre Manchester. He plays Roy Cropper in ITV’s Coronation Street.

Chris Gascoyne has appeared a wide range of theatre throughout the UK, most recently as Ray Say in ‘Little Voice’ at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Birmingham Rep. He played Peter Barlow in Coronation Street.

Deaf Theatre Club Night: Fri 11 Dec

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, we want to make sure you can enjoy the best night out at the Citizens Theatre. Find out more about the Deaf Theatre Club.


Photo by Alex Brady