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_A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

BY SHAKESPEARE

In June 2018 we returned to Wilton's Music Hall with a new ensemble production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. We had a glorious time creating the work and sharing it with our audiences in this iconic building. Using our trademark physicality, interrogation of the darker-than-you-might-think material and inspiration from the Wilton's architecture, we offered A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM like never before.

ALL OF THE FACTION’S EARLIER PRODUCTIONS REVEAL A RESPECT FOR AND EASE WITH THE TEXT THAT SUITS THEIR ENSEMBLE APPROACH TO PLAYMAKING... WITH A REPUTATION FOR REVITALISING WELL-KNOWN PLAYS THEIR NEW VERSION OF A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM IS A MUST SEE... THEIR TRADEMARK USE OF HUMAN SCULPTURE TO CLEVERLY CONVEY KEY ASPECTS OF THE STORY'
REVIEWSHUB
★★★★

THE COMPANY
Christopher Hughes, Christopher York, Herb Cuanalo, Jeremy Ang Jones, Laura Evelyn, Linda Marlowe, Lowri Izzard And Tamarin McGinley

Director Mark Leipacher
Designer Eleanor Field
Lighting Designer Ben Jacobs
Sound Designer Yaiza Varona
Movement Richard James Neale
Stage Manager Rachel Pryce
Producer Rachel Valentine Smith

'DYNAMIC AND RESOURCEFUL THE DIRECTOR AND HIS ENSEMBLE DON’T MONKEY WITH THE TEXT, THEY MERELY REINVENT THE WAY IN WHICH THE STORY IS TOLD'
THE STAGE
★★★★

 

'A STEREOTYPE-SMASHING EVENING OF PAGAN DELIGHTS: A MUSCULAR, MISCHIEVOUS TAKE THAT SPITS FIRE AND GUMPTION'
ARTSDESK ★★★★

'YOU WILL BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND ANOTHER PRODUCTION OF A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM THAT IS SO GOOD NATURED, COMICAL OR IMAGINATIVE'
LOVELONDONCULTURE
★★★★

'THE FACTION’S COLLECTIVE WORK IS A MUST-SEE FOR EVERY SHAKESPEARE FAN ALONGSIDE EVERY SHAKESPEARE VIRGIN'
A YOUNGER THEATRE
★★★★

'WILTONS MUSIC HALL,  PROVIDES A BLANK SLATE FOR THE COMPANY’S IMAGINATION TO RUN WILD, AND THE RESULT IS OUTSTANDING… THIS IS NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL SHAKESPEAREAN PERFORMANCE, BUT THE FACTION HAVE TAKEN A PLAY THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS AND DONE SOMETHING INNOVATIVE AND (DARE I SAY IT) BETTER'. THE LONDON MAGAZINE ★★★★

'THE STRONG ENSEMBLE AND IMAGINATIVE DIRECTION MAKE FOR PRETTY SPLENDID RENDITION. DREAMY INDEED'

REVIEWSGATE ★★★★

STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE ASSOCIATE ENSEMBLE
PETER BROOK EQUITY ENSEMBLE AWARD WINNERS
OFF WESTEND BEST ENSEMBLE AWARD WINNERS

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