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A Midsummer Night's Dream


"A whole lot of fun" The Stage ★★★★ 

“extremely playful, hilarious and very polished performance" The Reviews Hub ★★★★ 1/2 

“A treat of a show" The Spy in the Stalls ★★★★ 

“Gloriously 'other'” Sardines Magazine 

2019 NYT REP Season

National Youth Theatre present

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Written by William Shakespeare
Abridged by Kate Kennedy 
Directed by Matt Harrison

6 Dec 19 - 17 Jan 20
The Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly 

Running time 90 minutes no interval

General Tickets on sale here

Discounted members tickets on sale here

In the bleak midwinter escape the cold with "Britain's hottest young theatrical talent" (Time Out) at A Midsummer Night’s Dream, presented by the 2019 NYT REP Company in the heart of London’s West End.  

Playfully directed by former National Theatre New Works Resident Director Matt Harrison (The Fall) working in association with Kneehigh, Shakespeare’s most popular comedy is set in ‘Athens on Sea’ a seaside town heavily inspire by Whitby in North Yorkshire. This brand new abridgement by NYT alumnus Kate Kennedy draws sexuality, gender politics, and fish and chips to the fore.

So get your tokens at the booth, finish your Mr Whippy and scream if you want to go faster.

“It is youth theatre at its most mature, and most dazzling.” ★★★★

The Guardian on NYT’s The Fall directed by Matt Harrison in 2018

The NYT REP is supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation,Spotlight and Idlewild Trust. 

Schools Tickets 
If you are a Teacher who would like to reserve discounted schools tickets for you and your students, please get in touch with us on sian.davila@nyt.org.uk with the name of the performance, your ideal date and how many tickets you would like to book. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream Educational Resource pack 

Events around the show  

Members' Night - Monday 16 December

Join us for the evening performance of Midsummer Night's Dream followed by a post-show Q+A session with members of the 2019 REP Company and creative team. Find out more about the making of the show, and just how you go about transporting Shakespeare's summer classic to a British seaside town in winter. 

Relaxed Performance - Friday 13th December, 1pm 
Our relaxed performances mean you are free to move about, make noise and we have an open door policy where you can come and go as you please.
There is a chill-out space available if you need a quiet moment. Reasonable adjustments have been made to this performance to make it more accessible. 
Pre-show information will be sent out to all ticket holders for this show. 

Pre-show information 

Creative and Production Team

Written by William Shakespeare 
Abridged by Kate Kennedy
Director Matt Harrison
Designer Camilla Clarke
Composer and Sound Designer Naomi Hammerton
Lighting Designer Zoe Spurr
Movement Director Diane Alison-Mitchell
Assistant Director Mumba Dodwell
Production Manager Ian Smith
Company Stage Manager Dougie Wilson
Deputy Stage Manager Anna Townley
Assistant Stage Manager Jessica Potts
Assistant Stage Manager Natasha Rea
Head of Costume Helena Bonner
Costume Assistant Manisha Sondhi
Sound Assistant Elvina Quebral

2019 REP Company 

Guy Clark
Ella Dacres
Natalie Dunne 
Jordan Ford Silver
Jamie Foulkes
Alice Franziska
Billy Hinchliff
Jadie Rose Hobson
Bede Hodgkinson
Tiwalade Ibirogba Olulode
Julia Kass
Sarah Lusack
Jemima Mayala
Joseph Payne
Sonny Poon Tip
Raj Singh

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REP Company Headshots

Promotional image by Helen Murray


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