Midsummer Night's Zoom

Published: 7 September 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Midsummer Night's Dream—in its 2017 performance

The Octagon in Bolton is teaming up with Guildford Shakespeare Company to present a live online production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, September 24–27.

It’s the first of its kind for the venue, and the latest offering from Octagon Online, a hub of digital activities keeping audiences in Bolton and beyond entertained whilst the £12 million redevelopment of the venue is completed.

It is set to open its doors in December.

The online Dream is a special adaptation based on GSC’s 2017 open-air production directed by the Octagon’s artistic director, Lotte Wakeham, who also directs this latest version.

The 75-minute production, live-streamed on Zoom, features a cast of six.

Tickets are £20 per device (max 2 people per device) and £10 per additional viewer.