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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.

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 with three 1-2 second bursts with five second gaps between each burst. There are no gunshot sound effects or pyrotechnics and minimal smoke.

Creative team

Past performances

Theatre Dates

Southampton, The Mayflower

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Milton Keynes Theatre

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Norwich, Theatre Royal

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Beijing, National Centre for the Performing Arts

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Guangzhou Opera House

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Xiamen Banlam Grand Theater

Nottingham, Theatre Royal

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Woking, New Victoria Theatre

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Newcastle, Theatre Royal

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Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse

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Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre

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Bradford, Alhambra Theatre

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Llandudno, Venue Cymru

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Cardiff, New Theatre

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Manchester, Palace Theatre

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Norwich, Theatre Royal

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Belfast, Grand Opera House

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Edinburgh, Festival Theatre

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Woking, New Victoria Theatre

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Milton Keynes Theatre

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Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse

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Woking, New Victoria Theatre

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Milton Keynes Theatre

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Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre

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London, Sadler's Wells

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Edinburgh, Festival Theatre

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Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre

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Nottingham, Theatre Royal

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Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse

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This is listing of past performance of this production, here for archive purposes only.