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A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

16 Feb - 1 Apr

Main House

Generously supported by the Richenthal Foundation.

Creative workshop supported by

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Show information

"Deviant and dazzlingly imaginative" 

The Independent 

"Lust and violence are never far away. Delves into the collective unconscious." 

The Guardian

Dark fantasies and nightmarish visions unfold in this bold take on Shakespeare's unparalleled tale of love, betrayal and desire.

Director Joe Hill-Gibbins teams up with designer Johannes Schütz (Three Sisters) to dive into the subconscious of Shakespeare's masterpiece.

Click here to see what audiences have been saying about the show so far.


Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm

Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2.30pm 
(except 18 & 22 Feb)


Tickets: £10, £20, £29, £36 
Previews: (16 - 22 Feb) £10, £20

A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.


Click here to find out more about the Young Vic's seating policy, and about what to expect when you arrive at the Young Vic.

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In the press

'Our Midsummer isn't naïve or innocent, it's complicated' read Jemima Rooper's interview with What'sOnStage

Theatre.London caught up with Jemima Rooper about the rehearsal process for A Midsummer Night's Dream

Ahead of his production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Joe Hill-Gibbins discusses demystifying Shakespeare with The Evening Standard

Leo Bill sat down with Broadway World to discuss acting the role of Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jemima Rooper discusses what to expect from A Midsummer Night's Dream with Culture Whisper

Director Joe Hill-Gibbins on the dark truth to fairy stories in The Guardian

Read the latest casting news for A Midsummer Night's Dream on What's On Stage

Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the Young Vic to direct A Midsummer Night's Dream as part of the company's 2017 season. Read more on The Guardian.

Direction Joe Hill-Gibbins
Design and Light Johannes Schütz
Costumes Michaela Barth
Sound Paul Arditti
Dramaturgy Zoë Svendsen
Arrangements and 
Musical Direction 
Harvey Brough
Movement Jenny Ogilvie


Oliver Alvin-Wilson
Geoff Aymer
Leo Bill
Sam Cox
John Dagleish
Michael Gould
Aaron Heffernan
Anastasia Hille
Lloyd Hutchinson
Anna Madeley
Douggie McMeekin
Melanie Pappenheim
Jemima Rooper
Matthew Steer

Access performances

Captioned performance
21 March 17, 7.30pm

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