NCUTI GATWA STARS IN SHAKESPEARE'S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM ON BBC FOUR
BBC Four presents Shakespeare's riotous tale of love and magic, filmed live at the Globe Theatre in 2016. Emma Rice’s exuberant production fuses music, dance and rich comedy. Meow Meow and Ncuti Gatwa lead the cast.
The production, which airs on BBC Four on Sunday 9th July, stars Ncuti Gatwa as Demetrius and Ankur Bahl as Helenus. Also starring are Nandi Bhebhe as First Fairy, Edith Tankus as Snug, Lucy Thackery as Quince, Tibu Fortes as Fairy, Margaret Ann Bain as Flute and Ewan Wardrop as Bottom.
Four runaway lovers find themselves smack bang in the middle of a dispute between the King and Queen of the fairies, and, as if that wasn’t enough, a troupe of amateur actors are trying to rehearse a play.
Between these unlikely groups flies Puck, armed only with a wicked sense of humour and a love potion capable of making anyone fall for the first person they set eyes upon. What could possibly go wrong?
Fusing music, dance and some serious comedy, Emma Rice’s first production as Artistic Director brings the Dream crashing into the Globe’s magical setting. Naughty, tender, transgressive and surprising, it promises to be a festival of theatre.
A Midsummer Night's Dream from Shakespeare's Globe airs on BBC Four. Doctor Who returns later this year on BBC One.