A Midsummer Night's Dream

Northern Ballet brings its magic to Shakespeare's most bewitching play in this critically acclaimed dance version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The romantic antics of a touring dance company are played out on one midsummer night as the company travels by sleeper train from London to Edinburgh. Dior inspired costumes and stylish black and white sets provide a dazzling contrast to the glorious Technicolor of the dream-world, whilst David Nixon's choreography brings out the comedy, romance and entanglements of this enchanting story.

Northern Ballet dancer Kevin Poeung as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Link to full gallery.

Set to music by Mendelssohn and Brahms, A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Northern Ballet's most magical productions.

Running time

  • Act 1 40 minutes
  • Interval 20 minutes
  • Act 2 40 minutes
  • Interval 20 minutes
  • Act 3 30 minutes
  • Overall 2 hours 30 minutes (approximately)

Strobe lighting is used at the start of Act 2. There are no gunshot sound effects or pyrotechnics and minimal smoke.

Creative team

Northern Ballet offers a range of opportunities for you to get a step closer to the company and to find out more about our productions.

Talks and demonstrations give an insight into life in a touring ballet company, offer the chance to see the dancers in training and reveal some of the secrets behind creating a production. And for those with energy or a secret desire to dance, our movement workshops offer you the chance to have a go, learn some new steps and get creative, whatever your ability.

Norwich, Theatre Royal

Box Office 01603 630 000

Minicom 01603 598630

Norwich, Theatre Royal's website
Event Date & price More information
Pre-performance talk Wednesday 14 May 2014
FREE
Half hour talk about the Company & production. Led by member of the Company.
Limelighters Over 50s Workshop Thursday 15 May 2014
£17.00
On stage workshop, followed by the chance to watch Company class.
Production Event Thursday 15 May 2014
FERE
Post matinee half hour talk led by the technical team.
Event Date & price More information
Post show talk Thursday 22 May 2014
FREE
Half hour talk about the Company & production. Led by member of the Company.
Production Event Thursday 22 May 2014
FREE
Post matinee half hour talk led by technical team.
Youth ballet class workshop Saturday 24 May 2014
£15
90 minute workshop on stage followed by a talk and opportunity to watch Company class.
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 24 May 2014
FREE
Includes touch tour of the stage, props, costumes and insight movement  workshop for the visually impaired.
Audio described performance Saturday 24 May 2014
VIP discount available. To book contact the theatre box office.
Event Date & price More information
Production Event Thursday 29 May 2014
Free to ticket holders
30 minute talk after the matinée performance with the technical and stage team talking about the set, the lighting and the running of the production.
Post show talk Thursday 29 May 2014
Free to ticket holders
30 minute talk after the evening performance about the production, the Company, dancers and life on tour.

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Theatre Dates Box office

Norwich, Theatre Royal

Tue 13 May 2014 to Sat 17 May 2014

Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm

01603 630 000 book now

Milton Keynes Theatre

Tue 20 May 2014 to Sat 24 May 2014

Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm

0844 871 7652 book now

Southampton, The Mayflower

Wed 28 May 2014 to Sat 31 May 2014

Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.00pm

02380 711811 book now

Dates, times and productions are subject to change without notice.