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Jonathan Broadbent playing Oberon in Midsummer Night's Dream

Dublin Theatre Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Captioned performance)

1 Oct 2016 (Past)

Bord Gaís Energy Theatre

We regret to inform you that Dublin Theatre Festival is no longer able to offer the captioned service for the performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Saturday, Oct 1 at 2.30pm. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Customers who were planning to avail of the service should contact the Festival Box Office for further information, by email eimear@dublintheatrefestival.com or by phone +353 1 6778899.

This gleefully mischievous take on Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy is knock-you-sideways funny with a heart of Shakespearean Gold.

In the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death, this comic gem is given a fresh cut. The Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre have created a high-spirited jewel of a show that’ll have you jumping out of your seat.

Every imaginable comic device is here, from spontaneous bursts of song and lycra-clad superheroes to Nerf guns and an epic food fight. The furious physical comedy is matched with an equally thrilling soundscape. A live band double as the Mechanicals and exuberantly channel Barry White and The Ramones, from doo-wop to grunge and a tiny orchestra of electronic tweets, buzzes and magical trills.

A dazzlingly anarchic dream for our times, raucous and irreverent and bursting with life.

Captioned performance Sat 1st October at 2.30pm
A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs from 28th Sept – 1st Oct 2016

Suitable for ages 14+

The production contains flashing lights.

Cast and Creative Team:
Created by Filter
Co-Directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O’Driscoll
Design: Hyemi Shin
Lighting Design: Oliver Fenwick
Sound Design and Original Music: Chris Branch and Tom Haines
With the support of British Council

A scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Created by Filter and Directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O’Driscoll
©Tristram Kenton

Filter's Dream is part rock gig, part exuberant joke, exploding the conventions of the form and remaking them in dazzling new shapes



Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
captioned performance
Dublin Theatre Festival