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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.

    Dates

  • 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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Prices

£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

Comments

Keren

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

Sharon

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.

Joe

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

Joan

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.

KLF

4th February 2015

AMAZING!!!

Gill Hall

31st January 2015

Fabulous! Entranced from start to finish. Funny, moving, exciting and original. Came to see this with three generations of my family and we all loved it.

David Lamont

25th January 2015

Went to see The Garden yesterday - it was fantastic. I thought it was really well presented, the actors did a great job - very convincing and a very moving performance - the shifts between dialogue and opera was very well handled and the believability of how the world could end that way - excellent - well done Citz, and performers, writer and stage crew.....David

Julie Irelnd

24th January 2015

For someone who has never been particularly stimulated by Shakespeare productions I have seen, I found this a revelation. Exciting, funny (surprisingly), ingenious and moving. Not too long and certainly not boring. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Sam

9th January 2015

I can’t recommend the night classes highly enough. They are a lot of fun. I cant wait to start the next level.

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