Benet Catty Productions

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Revival of the play by William Shakespeare

July 2014


5,000 approx.

Cambridge Shakespeare Festival

Adam Baylis
Jon Bolitho-Jones
Adam Courting
Beth Eyre
Andrew Lancaster
Jamie Alan Osborne
Alice Osmanski
Therese Robinson
Harry Russell

Returning to the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, for which he had directed a highly successful production of Romeo and Juliet in 2013, Benet's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream proved to be the big hit of the 2014 festival - playing to great reviews, several partial standing ovations, and generating, for its final performance, the biggest single audience in the festival's 27 year history.

Set in the gorgeous and expansive surroundings of the Kings College Gardens, Dream contained no gimmicks; just a clear, pacy and truthful rendering of one of the world's most popular plays.

With the cast whizzing on and off from all directions, and many playing multiple parts (some within the blink of an eye), this was a fast, funny, frenetic Dream whose brilliant cast of young actors fully deserved the overwhelming praise they received from audiences and critics throughout its three week run.


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