In Rehearsal With New UK MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
A first look at the starry cast of the new Michael Grandage production of William Shakespeare's classic comedy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM deep in rehearsal for the new West End production is now available to view, featuring Laurence Olivier Award-winner Sheridan Smith and more.
Smith essays the role of Titania, joining David Walliams as Bottom, Katherine Kingsley as Helena, Sam Swainsbury as Lysander, Stefano Braschi as Demetrius and Susannah Fielding as Hermia in the revival, all of whom are showcased in the candid series of new rehearsal photos.
The official introductory description of Michael Grandage's production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is as follows: "A Midsummer Night's Dream is the famous comic play by the legendary Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare. The play is a classic Shakespearean comedy set over five acts and focuses on themes of love, passion, magic, mistaken identity and even theatre itself. The production is one of the most widely performed of Shakespeare's back-catalog, and is a very popular choice for outdoor, seasonal productions."
Also, the synopsis is as follows: "Lysander loves Hermia and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. When Hermia's father insists she choose Demetrius as a suitor she escapes with Lysander into the surrounding forest where Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of the Fairies are having their own battle of love. As the human and magical worlds collide mischief and chaos erupt as love at first sight proves a reality for some and makes an ass of others."
Of Shakespearean note, Grandage also directs Jude Law in a new production of HENRY V later this season, as well, beginning in February.
For more information on A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, visit the official site here.
Additionally, check out the recently released trailer for the production, available here.
View the behind-the-scenes photos of the new West End A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM below.
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