A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Assembly Rooms, Durham
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is arguably Shakespeare’s most entertaining plays – a far cry from some of his other dark and tragic plays, it offers a little bit of fun for the audience in a mystical setting they’re not quite familiar with. Daniel Bradford’s interpretation at Durham’s Assembly Rooms did not disappoint. Against a lush backdrop of vines, it was not only a visual evergreen treat, but a comical one too. Elaine MacNicol wowed with her hysterical portrayal of the desperate Helena cursed by unrequited love , and Luke Madisson aces the comedic timing and character with Bottom. If you’re looking for a lively watch with a dash of magic, this is the one.
Photo by Carl Joyce