Ballet Cymru and The Riverfront Theatre present

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare, with music by Felix Mendelssohn

Fri 30 June, 7:30pm

The Haymarket

  • Tickets: £19; Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £17 (includes £2 booking fee). Schools: £10, plus 1 free leader for every 10 students

Award-winning Ballet Cymru present a stunning version of Shakespeare's most magical play.

This funny and heart-warming adaptation features vibrant classical choreography danced by some of the finest dancers around. Mendelssohn's joyous music is interpreted by Artistic Director Darius James, and highlights include radiant costumes, sets and video projection.

The Queen of the Fairies, Titania, and Puck, the mischievous messenger, inhabit the supernatural fairy kingdom. Bottom and his boot-wearing 'Rude Mechanicals' present their famous play Pyramus and Thisbe. And finally, the lovers, caught in a thrilling web of mistaken identity and confusion, finally find their way through the Athenian forest to an unforgettable and joyous reconciliation.

Ballet Cymru are a young, vital group of dancers who are pushing back the barriers of classical ballet. Using powerful and timeless stories the company challenges its dancers to interpret some of the finest characters in literature. Under the direction of Darius James, the company continues to develop its relationship with audiences through accessible outreach work and exceptional, stylish performances.

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