Midsummer Night’s Dream

Custom Practice & Association with the Almeida Theatre

Assembly

From 02 August 2012 to 27 August 2012

Rating: *****

Review by Catherine Lamm

This production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the most accessible and intelligent production of, arguably, one of the favorites in the Shakespeare repertoire.

This production starts as the actors and students are sent to detention, being forced to read the play. They very quickly become the characters of MND.

Done with doubling, the eight actors never seem rushed or overused. This is truly an ensemble production; Puck at times pulls focus, but we can easily forgive him this. 

The script is well cut, nothing is lost including the attention of the audience. None of the production values get in the way of the production.