A Midsummer Night's Dream

31ain Gorffennaf i 3ydd Awst
Cyfarwyddwyd gan Georgina Ferry

Ay me! For aught that I could ever read
Could ever hear by tale or history
The course of true love never did run smooth
— Lysander, Act I Sc 1

In a wood by moonlight, lovers false and true find themselves lost in a world ruled by warring spirits. Mischief and mistaken identity, a man transfigured and a queen bewitched, only serve to increase the confusion.

But a little magic ensures that by the time dawn breaks, harmony is restored and all return to Athens transformed by their experience.

A Midsummer Night's Dream is deservedly Shakespeare's most popular comedy: magical, touching and hilarious.

With live music in the atmospheric setting of St Dogmaels Abbey, this production captured the wonder and imagination of the Elizabethan theatre with a decidedly modern accent.

If these shadows have offended
Think but this, and all is mended
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear.
— Puck, Act V Sc 1


Theseus, Duke of AthensIan Wood
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, betrothed to TheseusGeorgina Ferry
Egeus, father to HermiaTony Shepherd
Mrs Egeus, mother to HermiaAnn Shepherd
Hermia, daughter to Egeus, in love with LysanderGemma Streat
Lysander, in love with HermiaPhilip Murray Warson
Demetrius, in love with HermiaEd Long
Helena, in love with DemetriusAngharad Evans
Philostrate, master of the revels to TheseusMary Glynn
Oberon, King of the fairiesWill Long
Titania, Queen of the fairiesHeledd Hart
Puck, a fairyMary Glynn
First fairyBeth Wardle
Peter Quince, a carpenterJane Morris
Nick Bottom, a weaverHenry Morris
Francis Flute, a bellows-menderTim Buck
Tom Snout, a tinkerGeoffrey Summers
Snug, a joinerMike Hall
Starveling, a tailorAmy Levene
Indian boySophy Watson-Power
FairiesEle Beattie, Jenifer Carrick, Hermione Miltiadou, Gabriel Piercey, Felix Watson-Power, Jago Watson-Power, Katie Weatherall, Dan Webster and members of the cast


DirectorGeorgina Ferry
Co-directorHenry Morris
Consultant directorAbbey Wright
ComposerRichard Morris
Musical directorHenry Ward
Stage/Lighting designer & Technical directorDavid Long
Technical supportDominic Hargreaves
Steam machine & moon built byDavid Long, William Martin & Amy Levene
Costume designerStephanie Ross
Wardrobe & PropsStephanie Ross,Penny Miltiadou, Helen Groth & Amy Levene
ChoreographerCharlie Guest
Poster designDaniel Clatworthy
Front of HouseJane Hall, Sue Jones, Janet Paynter, Kathy Garmonsway, Emma Williams & Claire Wardle
SetRobert Fitzmartin & Henry VIII


Violin, Trumpet & HornAmy Levene
Guitar, Trumpet & HornDan Webster
Mandolin & AccordionPhilip Murray Warson
Keyboard and percussionBea Munby, Richard Morris & Henry Ward
VoicesBeth Wardle, Katie Weatherall, Ann & Tony Shepherd, Dan Webster & members of the company