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12 to 20 Mar 2021


Dream is a live performance set in a virtual midsummer forest. Inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, it will give you a unique opportunity to directly influence the live performance, from wherever you are in the world.
Dream - online from Audience of the Future Consortium

Image courtesy Audience of the Future Consortium

Show details


Under the shadow of gathering clouds at dusk, lit by the glimmer of fireflies, Puck acts as the guide.

You're invited to explore the forest from the canopy of the trees to the roots, meet the sprites, Cobweb, Mustardseed, Peaseblossom and Moth, and take an extraordinary journey into the eye of a cataclysmic storm.

Background, advisory warnings

Age suitability: Not available

The 50-minute online event will be a shared experience between remote audience members and the seven actors who play Puck and the sprites.

You can choose to buy a £10 ticket to take part and at key points in the play directly influence the world of the actors, or to watch the performance for free.

The performances of Dream use motion capture as the culmination of a major piece of cutting-edge research and development (R&D) to explore how audiences could experience live performance in the future in addition to a regular visit to a performance venue.

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Previews from:Friday 12 March 2021

Closes:Saturday 20 March 2021

Performance days & times

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Running time: 50 mins


Free to watch, £10 to take part

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Access information

Live captions are available for all performances.

A pre‑recorded BSL interpreted performance will be available on request.


Maggie Bain - Cobweb

Phoebe Hyder - Understudy Puck & Mustardseed

Durassie Kiangangu - Moth

Jamie Morgan - Peaseblossom

Loren O'Dair - Mustardseed

EM Williams - Puck

Edmund Wood - Rehearsal Assistant & Understudy Moth, Cobweb & Peaseblossom


Production: Audience of the Future Consortium


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