‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ review: Russell T Davies’ adaptation is life-affirming

Well, that was gloriously life-affirming, wasn’t it? Maybe it’s the fact that Shakespeare’s comedies, when done well, lead to a freeing of the human spirit.  (When done badly, they’re excruciating.)  Maybe it’s because there is little more delightful on television than hearing Bernard Cribbins sing.  Whatever, that was a more than convivial way of spending … >

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Watch trailer for Russell T Davies’ adaptation of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

BBC One has released the first trailer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has adapted William Shakespeare’s classic play as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare season. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will air at 8.30pm on Monday 30 May on BBC One. Watch the trailer… Maxine Peake and @RealMattLucas star in Russell T Davies’ adaptation of A … >

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Interview: Russell T Davies chats about adapting ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

As part of the BBC’s Shakespeare season, former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has adapted A Midsummer Night’s Dream for BBC One. The 90-minute TV adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play stars Maxine Peake (Silk) as Titania, Matt Lucas (Little Britain) as Bottom, John Hannah (Atlantis) as Theseus, Eleanor Matsuura (Spooks) as Hippolyta and Hiran Abeysekera (Lion In The Tent) … >

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