London to See Two Dreams This Summer

News   London to See Two Dreams This Summer You can tell it's summer when A Midsummer Night's Dream hits the stage, and this year there are two high-profile performances on offer: Michael Pennington's Dream at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, which opened June 9, and Edward Hall's version, which opens at the Comedy Theatre in August.

Both Michael Pennington and Edward Hall are distinguished directors, with Hall proving to be as prolific as his father, Sir Peter Hall. More details about Hall's production will be announced shortly. Hall’s wife, the actress and singer Issy van Randwyck, is one of the stars of the production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park.

That production is directed by one of the country's leading classical actors, Michael Pennington, who was founder of the English Shakespeare Company. Van Randwyck (who last appeared at the Open Air Theatre as Bianca in the 1998 Olivier Award-winning production of Kiss Me, Kate) plays Titania, the Queen of the Fairies.

John Hodgkinson plays Theseus, John Conroy is Quince, Joseph Alessi plays Puck. Other performers include Peter Forbes (Bottom) Dale Rapley (Oberon) Nicholas Burns (Demetrius), Nick Fletcher (Lysander), Claire Redcliffe (Hermia), and Victoria Woodward (Helena).