Midsummer Night's Hen-Do

Published: 1 October 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Lori Nicholson as Helena Credit: Emma Ledwith

A modern version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be staged at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester October 6–16, following two similar sold-out Shakespeare shows in 2018 and 2019.

In a twist to the plot of the original—which revolves around the marriage of Theseus to Hippolyta—this reimagined version is set on Hipppolyta’s hen-do in a Manchester nightclub.

The play is produced by HER Productions in partnership with Girl Gang Manchester and directed by Kate Colgrave Pope.

It will showcase emerging local talent, with several graduates taking starring roles.

They appear alongside well-known names including Karen Henthorn, who spent 18 months in Coronation Street as Teresa Bryant in the late 2000s.