This contemporary production played in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the Barbican in London, and on a 2019 national UK tour. The show featured Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick in the title roles, and used young people from the different regions visited to perform as the Chorus alongside the professional cast. In 2019, the tour visited Norwich, Newcastle, Bradford, Nottingham, Blackpool, Cardiff and Glasgow.
The classic Shakespeare play adapted for television by Russell T. Davies. In the tyrannical court of Athens, pitiless dictator Theseus plans his wedding to Hippolyta, a prisoner of war, and young Hermia is sentenced to death by her own father. Meanwhile, in the town below, amateur theatre group the Mechanicals rehearse, with all their comic rivalries. And beyond Athens, in the wild woods, dark forces are stirring...