Packed with songs, mischief and mistaken identities, this riotous and joyful play transports Shakespeare's most beloved characters to the chaos of a busy modern-day hospital.
Romeo and Jules are recovering from an accidental overdose, Antony and Cleo are reminiscing in the waiting room, and Beatrice and Benedict are bickering over the cause of the latter's knee operation.
As night falls on A&E, and Pharmacist Puck starts to dole out medicine, a very midsummer madness begins to take root…
Chris Bush's A Dream was first performed at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, in a production by Sheffield People's Theatre.
Content guidance: This play contains some strong language and mild references to drinking and drug-taking.
A free downloadable extract of the play is available from this page.
The Nick Hern Books Multiplay Drama series features large-cast plays specifically written to be performed by and appeal to young people. For more information, visit www.multiplaydrama.co.uk.
2 Nov 2023
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