'Rock the ground'

Fusing music, dance and some serious comedy, Emma Rice’s first production as Artistic Director brings the Dream crashing into the Globe’s magical setting. Naughty, tender, transgressive and surprising, it promises to be a festival of theatre. Let the joy begin!

Synopsis

My! The woods outside Athens are a busy place on this magical night! Four runaway lovers find themselves smack bang in the middle of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies, and, as if that wasn’t enough, a troupe of amateur actors are trying to rehearse a play. Between these unlikely groups flies Puck, armed only with a wicked sense of humour and a love potion capable of making anyone fall for the first person they set eyes upon. What could possibly go wrong?

Running time: 172 mins

Cast

Snug:
Edith Tankus

Quince:
Lucy Thackeray

Snout:
Alex Tregear

Theseus/Oberon:
Zubin Varla

Hermia:
Anjana Vasan

Helenus:
Ankur Bahl

Flute/Philostrate:
Maggie Bain

First Fairy/Starveling:
Nandi Bhebhe

Lysander:
Edmund Derrington

Fairy:
Tibu Fortes

Demetrius:
Ncuti Gatwa

Hippolyta/Titania:
Meow Meow

Puck:
Katy Owen

Bottom:
Ewan Wardrop

Creative

Director:
Emma Rice

Dramaturg & Lyricist:
Tanika Gupta

Set Designer:
Börkur Jónsson

Costume Designer:
Moritz Junge

Composer:
Stu Barker

Choreography:
Etta Murfitt & Emma Rice

Sound Designer:
Simon Baker

Lighting Designers:
Victoria Brennan & Malcolm Rippeth