Thursday, 7 December 2017
A Mid Winter Mid Summer Nights Dream.
This version has the most amazing cast. Almost every part played by a familiar old face that are so good at what they do they make it seem so natural and easy. There is Helen Merren as a beautiful but equally other worldly and imperious Titania. See Phil Daniels as a punk street urchin Puck who seems filled with a boundless energy yet also slyly natural. And what a joy to see Brian Glover as Bottom. That Dead-pan delivery in the dourest of northern tones whose transformation generates a magical smile despite the fact you know its a coming. The whole production has an wonderful dark wintery night production feel to it. As though it ticks every box that made the BBC a creative force to be reckoned with the world over. It is a joy and it is a keeper.
"Lord, what fools these mortals be!"