This seven actor production of Shakespeare’s play presented by Go People and Glass Half Full has taken residence at the Southwark Playhouse – but is it worth a watch?
The Telegraph: ** Claire Allfree found that: “This production is always about the actors who are staging it, and never at all about the play.”
Evening Standard: *** Fiona Mountford wrote: “Simon Evans’s production is lively but occasionally effortful and for stretches we get the uncomfortable feeling that the actors are having slightly more fun than we are.”
A Younger Theatre: “Go People Theatre and Glass Half Full Productions have created a fantastic production that focuses its energy on the clarity of the story.”
Radio Times: *** “Maddy Hill personifies the vitality and enthusiasm of the whole company.”
The Reviews Hub: ***** “this is a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that is as close in spirit to the original as one could wish for.”
WhatsOnStage: **** Matt Trueman commented: “This is A Midsummer Night’s Dream with all the whimsy wrung out of it, real charge thumping through its veins.”
The Upcoming: ***** “Not one person in the Southwark Playhouse’s fantastic space is not engaged from start to finish, the cast well and truly earning the standing ovation that concludes this bizarre and fabulous play.”
Broadway World: “This is a production that aims to work on the imagination.”
Theatre Bubble: **** “a show committed to the idea of imagination.”
Live Theatre UK: “it is an energetic romp, a play within a play, a youthful, fun, mash-up. And it is a wonderful night out.”
West End Frame: **** “It’s nice to see a piece of theatre which purely relies on a strong concept and the talent of its cast to keep an audience engaged.”
West End Wilma: ***** “If you see this, not only will your imagination soar but your belly will hurt from laughing, and your cheeks ache from smiling.”
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will play at the Southwark Playhouse until the 1st July. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/a-midsummer-nights-dream/.