Russell T Davies (Doctor Who), has adapted William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for BBC One with an award-winning cast of stars which includes Elaine Paige (Mistress Quince), John Hannah (Theseus), Matt lucas (Bottom), Richard Wilson (Starveling) & Bernard Cribbins (Snout) alongside other exciting newcomers.
Packed with fun and invention and spectacle, this magical new version is Shakespeare re-imagined for the Doctor Who generation.
“In the tyrannical court of Athens, the pitiless dictator Theseus plans his wedding to Hippolyta, a prisoner of war, and young Hermia is sentenced to death by her own father. Meanwhile, in the town below, amateur theatre group the Mechanicals rehearse, with all their comic rivalries. And beyond Athens, in the wild woods, dark forces are stirring…”
Elaine will be on BBC One’s ‘The One Show’ this Friday at 7pm with Russell T Davis talking about ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
BBC One – 8.30pm, Monday, 30 May 2016
Photo: Fisayo Akinade, Javone Prince, Richard Wilson, Elaine Paige & Bernard Cribbins.