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What you loved about A Midsummer Night's Dream...

Read a selection of audience and critics' reactions to A Midsummer Night's Dream...

The curtain has now gone up on our classic production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

With its lavish costumes and magical, Arthur Rackham-inspired designs, Peter Hall’s production is a longstanding Festival favourite.

Read what the critics and audience had to say…


‘the magic lives on’ ★★★★★

– Financial Times

‘Peter Hall’s classic casts fresh magic’

– The Times

‘Ravishing… a well-loved production proves as enchanting as ever.’

– The Stage

‘Dalia Stasevska conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a terrific account of Britten’s brilliant score, vividly conjuring up all the danger lurking in the woods, harp and percussion providing shards of moonlight.’

– Bachtrack


‘What a night – pure magic. Such a joy to finally see this legendary production live on stage, at it’s very place of origin… and what a fantastic cast!’

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‘Stunning opening night, truly magical.’

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‘Loved every minute.’

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‘Just home from seeing this first performance! Fantastic. Simply wonderful. Superb singing and excellent production.’

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‘Absolutely magical from start to finish.’

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‘A world-class performance with a brilliant set.’

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‘Enchanting evening.’

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is on stage until 22 August 2023

Image credits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Festival 2023. Photos by Tristram Kenton.

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