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A Statement from the Young Vic - 20 March 2020

Following UK government advice, we have now made the difficult decision to cancel our current production of Nora and postpone our upcoming productions of Orfeus and Conundrum. LIFT Festival has also cancelled their 2020 festival, which includes our co-production of The Second Woman.

We ask that you please bear with our small but brilliant Welcome Team as they deal with a huge number of ticket holders for the above shows.

As a charity, we rely on ticket sales for a substantial portion of our income, and the insecurity ahead is a huge worry for those who work for and with us, as it is for the theatre sector as a whole. Therefore - if you can afford to - please consider donating the price of your ticket, or another amount however large or small, to the Young Vic.


Female in front of a plain grey backdrop with her face concealed by an image of a misty forest

A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare
Direction Joe Hill-Gibbins

Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm

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

Please note that this production has now closed

Main House


"Joe Hill-Gibbins is a madcap arch provocateur" 
Sunday Times


“A bold, wildly unorthodox staging with an audacious aesthetic”
Financial Times on Measure for Measure

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 had to say about Joe’s production of Measure for Measure.

Cast and Creatives

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

With 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


Generously supported by the Richenthal Foundation.

Creative workshop supported by

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

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

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.


Audio described performance
11 March, 2.30pm 

Captioned performance
21 March, 7.30pm

Click here to visit our Access page.

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