A Dream

Cast: 5f 5m or more (very large cast is possible, over 80 roles)

Staging: Various settings, can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £105 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Ebook, ISBN: 9781788507288Publication Date:
2 Nov 2023
£7.99 £6.39You save £1.60 (20%)
First Staged:
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 2016

A Dream

By Chris Bush

Ebook £7.99£6.39

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.

Note to Performers: A Dream contains multiple original songs, featuring lyrics by Chris Bush and music by Russell Hepplewhite. The rights to perform these as part of your production are included in the performance fee quoted on this page. You can preview a selection of the songs here. If you choose to licence A Dream, downloadable files for all of the music will be provided for a small additional fee.

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.

Downloadable Extract A Dream extractA_DREAM_EXTRACT.pdf
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'A fast-moving, sharply witty script that is loads of fun, but still has some poignant moments'

British Theatre Guide

Cast: 5f 5m or more (very large cast is possible, over 80 roles)

Staging:Various settings, can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £105 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Ebook,ISBN: 9781788507288Publication Date:
2 Nov 2023
£7.99 £6.39You save £1.60 (20%)

Also by Chris Bush:

Steel
Standing at the Sky's Edge
Chris Bush Plays: One
(Not) the End of the World
The Last Noël
Jane Eyre
Faustus: That Damned Woman
The Changing Room
Hungry
The Assassination of Katie Hopkins
Nine Lessons and Carols
Rock
Rock / Paper / Scissors
Standing at the Sky's Edge
Scissors
Paper

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