A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016)
Thursday 12th May 2016
Adapted by award-winning writer Russell T Davies (Doctor Who, Queer as Folk), a bold new interpretation of the classic Shakespearean comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream is released on DVD and Blu-ray by BBC Worldwide on 6th June 2016.
This 90-minute adaptation of the much-loved play set in the tyrannical court of Athens and the magical forest around the city stars Maxine Peake (Silk, The Village) as Titania, Matt Lucas (Little Britain) as Bottom, John Hannah (The Mummy, Damages) as Theseus, Eleanor Matsuura (Spooks, Cuffs) as Hippolyta and Hiran Abeysekera (Lion In The Tent) plays Puck.
Award-winning stage star Elaine Paige (Follies, The King And I) returns to television as Mistress Quince, Richard Wilson (One Foot in the Grave, Merlin) will star as Starveling, Bernard Cribbins (Doctor Who) as Snout, Javone Prince (Horrible Histories) as Snug and Fisayo Akinade (Cucumber, Banana) as Flute. The production also features exciting new talent: Prisca Bakare as Hermia, Paapa Essiedu as Demetrius, Kate Kennedy as Helena and Matthew Tennyson as Lysander.