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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Written by

William Shakespeare

Directed by

Performed at

Ben Haddock

Gryphon Theatre

Produced by

Backyard Theatre


Lighting, Producing

A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's most well known comedies. So how do six B-list (barely) celebrities handle the bard's word? See how six housemates in a reality TV show handle this challenge.

"Aaron Blackledge contributes to the
performance dynamics with well-wrought
sound and lighting...."

- John Smythe Theatreview

Set on a midsummer's night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their friends presenting a play within a play. Chief mischief-maker Puck is on hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare's most beguiling comedy.

Watch six actors play over twenty characters in the unique setting of a reality TV show. Promises to be fast paced, humorous and fun!

Production Team


William Shakespeare

Lighting Designer

Aaron Blackledge


Ben Haddock

Sound Designer

Aaron Blackledge

Set and Costume Designer

Patchie Guerin



Malcolm Gillet


Katja Romanski


Allan Burne


James Locke


Aimee Smith


Ivana Palezevic

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