A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare's Globe)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare's Globe)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare's Globe) London Reviews and Tickets

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The Globe presents a lively production of the well-loved Shakespearean comedy.

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Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
May 27th, 2021

But in 2021, [Midsummer Night's Dreams'] cheery maximalism is a blessed relief from the endless diet of minimalism, misery and compromise we’ve been subject to over the last year.
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WhatsOnStage
May 28th, 2021

This is pantomime Shakespeare, to entertain rather than provoke, and none the worse for that, though it does deliberately sacrifice much of the poetry, complexity and indeed the magic that have made this play endure.
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The Times (UK)
June 15th, 2021

This time around, unfortunately, Sean Holmes’s production feels as if it has turned the corner from exuberant to effortful.
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The Stage (UK)
May 27th, 2021

It ramps up the comedy over the emotional notes at times, but its insistence on showing the audience a good time feels like precisely the right approach at the moment – exactly what people need.
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 27th, 2021

It's lovely to look at, but Sean Holmes's psychedelic production uses spectacle to mask the lack of direction.
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London Theatre
May 28th, 2021

After the year we’ve had, we’re all ready for a party – and this production of Shakespeare’s lovestruck comedy, directed by Sean Holmes and first seen in 2019, riotously delivers a fiesta to remember.
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The Arts Desk
May 29th, 2021

A production that revels in the joyously absurd while hinting at the play's darker edges.
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The Guardian (UK)
May 30th, 2021

Sean Holmes’s boisterous production, first staged in 2019, does not make much of the nightmare aspects of Shakespeare’s dream. In carnival spirit, everything is on the go.
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