A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Curve

I was invited to Curve to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream this week – an unexpected pleasure! The production is only on until 20th August, so if you fancy experiencing it for yourself then get in quickly!


It is a Curve Young Company and community production and they have done an absolutely bang up job. Every element of the performance is captivating, leaving you absolutely spellbound the whole way through.


Image by P Raith



I adore A Midsummer Night’s Dream anyway, it’s such a fantastic, amusing tale and the cast of 70 actors, young and old, really do it justice here in Leicester. I particularly enjoyed the impromptu musical numbers which really delighted in some super choreography and passionate energy from the dancers.


Image by P Raith


Visually, the whole thing looks stunning too – from the intricate set (with real grass!) and a floating fairy bower to the beautifully designed costumes. I loved the mixture of digital effects and physical set dressing, particularly as scene changes were so swift and professional. I think we can all agree that we would like fairy horns and wings on our shoes.

Image by P Raith


There were quite a number of stand out performers. Bottom had us all gasping with laughter, and I enjoyed the performances and the dancing of Puck(s). But it was clear that the whole cast had put in an insane amount of work to making the production perfect and I for one appreciated that effort.

Thanks to Curve for inviting me along to review. A delightful summer’s treat indeed!

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