MAR 06 - 15, 2014

For the first time since their collaboration on the internationally acclaimed War Horse, Tom Morris and Handspring reunite for Shakespeare's irresistible A Midsummer Night's Dream. In this Midsummer, it’s not just the lovers, foes and fairies who are spellbound. Trees, objects and tools all pulse and tingle with the possibility of existence in a future primitive world where, thanks to the magic of Handspring Puppet Company alongside a brilliant company of actors, all objects are granted the right to life.



ABOUT BRISTOL OLD VIC and Handspring Puppet Company

Bristol Old Vic is the longest continuously-running theatre in the UK whose mission is to pioneer 21st century theatre in partnership with the people of their energetic city, inspired by the history and magical design of the most beautiful playhouse in the country. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Handspring Puppet Company was founded in 1981 and has grown under the leadership of Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones. The company's work has been presented in more than 30 countries around the world.


  • Location: Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
  • By Bristol Old Vic In association with Handspring Puppet Company
  • Co-commissioned by: Spoleto Festival USA
  • Written by: William Shakespeare
  • Directed by: Tom Morris
  • Series: Legend, Family
  • Ages: 12+ (some sexual content)
  • Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes with one intermission