A Midsummer Night’s Dream

This production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Russia’s Dmitry Krymov Lab was one of the most unusual I’ve ever seen. Focusing on the play-within-a-play that appears towards the end of Shakespeare’s comedy, this was a hilarious, touching tale, complete with puppets and a dog.

The chaos of the first scene, which saw the cast make their way on stage balancing the dog on top of some props, was hilarious and their admission that “the show wasn’t quite ready yet” drew sympathetic laughs from the audience. The random asides of the on-stage “audience” – which included a mobile phone going off and one woman’s tirades about her neighbours – added to the hilarity. A brilliant production.


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