Director Mike Tweddle / Designer Anna Reid / Lighting Designer Chris Swain
Exposing hidden agendas, flawed relationships and wild self-abandonment, the Factory Company presents a fresh, dynamic interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Lysander loves Hermia but to be together they’ll have to run away. Demetrius loves Hermia too, but she hates him. Unlike Helena, who loves him like mad.
Someone needs to sort this out.
Meanwhile, it’s days until the wedding of the century. Bottom and pals have been picked – from thousands – to perform for the newlyweds. It’s the opportunity of their lives, if only Bottom would stop acting like an ass.
Vengeful fairies, warring lovers, amateur actors, mind-altering herbs and dangerous desires collide in Shakespeare’s riotous comedy of mad, bad romance.
Following last year’s critically acclaimed production of A View From the Bridge and his autumn 2018 production of Beautiful Thing, Mike Tweddle, Artistic Director of Tobacco Factory Theatres, directs a new Factory Company cast.