Sheridan Smith plays Titania and David Walliams plays Bottom in this new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Noel Coward Theatre, directed by Michael Grandage.
In A Midsummer Night’s Dream Lysander loves Hermia and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. When Hermia's father insists she choose Demetrius as a suitor she escapes with Lysander into the surrounding forest where Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of the Fairies are having their own battle of love. As the human and magical worlds collide mischief and chaos erupt as love at first sight proves a reality for some and makes an ass of others.
★★★★★ 'This production catches the Sybaritic jollity, the vivid vim of the Dream. Even in autumnal London you catch a taste of midsummer' Daily Mail
★★★★★ ‘Shakespeare has seldom seemed sexier’ The Sunday Telegraph
★★★★ 'Grandage's production is sexy, swift and sure-footed, a constant delight to the eye and never lets us forget that this is a play about the magical capacity for change' The Guardian
★★★★ 'This West End staging of Michael Grandage’s production is both ancient and new, erotic but innocent, un-pretty but beautiful' The Times
★★★★ 'Michael Grandage’s production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a sultry delight' Time Out
★★★★‘This sexy Dream is blissfully funny’The Sunday Times
★★★★‘Michael Grandage’s hugely enjoyable, sexual and sensual revival’ Mail on Sunday
★★★★ ‘A comic treat’ Sunday Express
Sheridan Smith was most recently seen in the West End playing the title role in Hedda Gabler at the Old Vic. Other theatre work includes Flare Path (Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards) and Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (Olivier and Whatsonstage.com Award). Her many television credits include Panto!, Mr Stink, Mrs Biggs, Accused, Scapegoat, Little Crackers, Jonathan Creek, Gavin & Stacey, Larkrise to Candleford, Benidorm, Grown Ups, Love Soup, Two Pints of Larger and a Packet of Crisps, The Royale Family and Wives and Daughters. Films include Quartet, Tower Block and Hysteria.
David Walliams’ was last seen in the West End in No Man’s Land. His numerous television credits include Come Fly With Me, Little Britain, Blandings, Doctor Who, Rather You Than Me, Capturing Mary, Attachments, and Spaced. Film work includes Great Expectations and Stardust. As a writer his books include The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink (recently filmed for BBC1), Billionaire Boy and Ratburger.
The Midsummer Nights Dream cast also includes Susannah Fielding (Trelawny of the Wells) and Katherine Kingsley (Singin' in the Rain) as love rivals Hermia and Helena with Stefan Adegbola (Robin Starveling/Cobweb), Stefano Braschi (Demetrius), Pádraic Delaney (Oberon/Theseus), Richard Dempsey (Peter Quince/Moth), Henry Everett (Tom Snout/Peaseblossom), Gavin Fowler (Puck/Philostrate), Alex Large (Francis Flute/Mustardseed), Sam Swainsbury (Lysander), Craig Vye (Snug the Joiner/First Fairy) and Leo Wringer (Egeus).
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