‘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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Cast announced for Russell T Davies’ adaptation of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

BBC One has announced a stellar cast for Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies’ upcoming A Midsummer Night’s Dream film. The 90-minute TV adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play will star Maxine Peake (Silk) as Titania, Matt Lucas (Little Britain) as Bottom, John Hannah (Atlantis) as Theseus, Eleanor Matsuura (Spooks) as Hippolyta and Hiran Abeysekera … >

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‘Doctor Who’ team adapting ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for BBC One

BBC One has commissioned a new one-off adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies. The 90-minute film is described as “bold and accessible” with “attitude and invention”, and will be a “truthful version of the play”, using the original words. The commission was announced by Charlotte Moore, … >

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Win ‘The Shakespeare Collection’ DVD boxset!

The best work of the most acclaimed British playwright in history comes to DVD on 16th July with The Shakespeare Collection boxset, featuring four of Shakespeare’s most well known and prestigious plays, including Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and King Lear. > Buy the boxset on Amazon. To celebrate, we’ve got a copy of … >

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