A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Nominated Best Dance Production 2013 at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards.

An outstanding adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless play that features breathtaking choreography danced by some of the finest dancers around. This vibrant and dramatic production features Mendelssohn’s joyous music, choreography by the company’s Artistic Director Darius James and critically acclaimed costumes by Welsh Designer Yvonne Greenleaf.

The Queen of the Fairies Titania, and Puck the mischievous messenger, inhabit the supernatural fairy kingdom. Bottom and his boot wearing “Rude Mechanicals” present their famous play Pyramus and Thisbe. And finally the lovers, caught in a thrilling web of mistaken identity and confusion finally find their way through the Athenian forest to an unforgettable and joyous reconciliation.

“Impressively able dancers and a choreographer who can make use of every gift they have.”
The Sunday Telegraph

‘If Shakespeare had been able to join us in the audience to watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream then he would have loved every minute of this brilliant production.’
David Williams, audience member


Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Music by Felix Mendelssohn
Choreography Darius James and the Dancers of the Company
Costume Design Yvonne Greenleaf

A Ballet Cymru, Riverfront Theatre co-production