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Swingin' the Dream Artwork
Watch Online until Saturday 16 January

Royal Shakespeare Company with the Young Vic and Theatre for a New Audience present

Swingin' the Dream

Swingin' the Dream was first broadcast on Saturday 9 January

Watch online until Saturday 16 January

Watch online: £10


A concert of a work in progress including original music and songs from the 1939 production. Presented by Kwame Kwei-Armah.

Telling the story of an intriguing Broadway musical adaptation of Shakespeare. This jazz-infused version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream opened in 1939 with a heady mixture of talent, including Louis Armstrong and Maxine Sullivan, and musical contributions from Count Basie and Benny Goodman.

We team up with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Theatre for a New Audience (New York) to swing into the new year in style.

Presented by Kwame Kwei-Armah

Musical Director Peter Edwards

Vocals Zara McFarlane

Trumpet Chris Storr

Bass Neil Charles

With Alfred Clay, Andrew French, Kemi-Bo Jacobs, Cornell S. John, Georgia Landers, Mogali Masuku, Baker Mukasa and Anne Odeke.