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Southwark Playhouse presents

by William Shakespeare

February 4th 2009 - February 28th 2009

Show starts: 7.30pm
Running time: 90 mins

Don't get caught in the fairy crossfire!

Southwark Playhouse re-imagines Shakespeare's most magical play in Samurai Japan, bringing the mysticism of the East to the atmospheric cellars beneath London Bridge Station.

Inspired by the delights of Japanese Kabuki dance, the grace of Noh theatre and the comedy of knockabout Kyogen clowns this Midsummer Night's Dream will create a world where the charmed and the charming co-exist.

Packed into 90 minutes this production will combine vibrant verse, striking physical imagery and ensemble performances to breathe life into this most mischievous of plays.

Directed by innovative British Chinese director Jonathan Man, this year's winner of the Better Bankside Shakespeare Award.

Post-show talk - Thursday, 19th February 2008

Nina Kwok - Hermia / Snug
David Lee-Jones - Demetrius / Flute
Matt McCooey - Lysander / Bottom
Julia Sandiford - Helena / Starveling
Kenji Watanabe - Theseus / Oberon
You-Ri Yamanaka - Hippolyta / Titania
Jay Oliver Yip - Egeus / Puck / Quince

Jonathan Man - Director
Wai Yin Kwok - Designer
Billy Sy - Movement Director
Cos Chapman - Sound Designer
Chris Pye - Lighting Designer
Tanroh Ishida - Kyogen Consultant

Rob Prestage - Production Manager
Hannah Mander - Stage Manager
Adam Smith - ASM
Ellen Cairns - Costume Maker
Reah Kim - Design Assistant
Masae Suzuki - Japan Consultant
Keiko Sumida - Marketing Assistant
Eiko Sasaki - Marketing Assistant
Chiaki Azuma - Hair and Makeup
Official Review by Nina Romain, read now
Patrick Coyle in www.whatsonstage.com
Elizabeth Peasley in London SE1
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Nina Kwok
Hermia / Snug
Wai Yin Kwok
David Lee-Jones
Demetrius / Flute

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