Midsummer Night's Dreaming
Midsummer Night's Dreaming was a one-off digital theatre project with an acting company performing Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in real time across Midsummer weekend (21-23 June 2013).
Meanwhile, the story was shared through photos, snippets and news stories online from the perspectives of lesser known characters, as if it was happening in real life. During the weekened:
- There were 110,000 unique visitors on dream40.org
- #Dream40 appeared on 25 million Twitter feeds
- 1,000 people took part in the online creative community from across the world
- 3,000 pieces of content were released – one item at least every five minutes
Writing a play for the internet: how our retelling of Shakspeare's magical story came together.
Listen to the audio recording of A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by the acting company and annotated with comments, observations, video responses and blogs.
Francis and Billy explain Midsummer Night's Dreaming, through two trailers released nt he lead-up to the weekend.
Photos of the actors in rehearsal for Midsummer Night's Dreaming.
See details of the actors playing the Athenians, the players and the fairies, as well as the creatives behind the project.
Watch highlights from the Google Hangouts we held in the run up to the launch of Midsummer Night's Dreaming, with our Artistic Director Gregory Doran and the company of actors.