4 November 2011 – 1 April 2012
Paccar Room, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a new photographic exhibition by acclaimed artist Tom Hunter, inspired by Shakespeare's play and the paintings of Romantic artist Henry Fuseli.

Hunter's contemporary reworking of the play is set in Hackney, East London, where the artist lives and works, and features local people and communities including samba dancers, pearly kings and queens, a thrash metal band and a pole dancer.

Taking key moments from the play, Hunter has distilled Shakespeare's work into a series of images which weave together contemporary city life with that of the celebrated tale of love and illusion.

Tom Hunter has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and was the first artist to have a photography show at the National Gallery in London.

Behind the scenes film


George Chakravarthi

George Chakravarthi: Thirteen, Swan Room, RST

Contact us & FAQs

Ticket Hotline

0844 800 1110
Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm

Email newsletter

Sign up to email updates for the latest RSC news:

RSC Members

Already an RSC Member or Supporter? Sign in here.

Teaching Shakespeare

If you are an RSC Member or Supporter:
Click here to login and book tickets without a booking fee »

All other customers:
Click here to book via Delfont Mackintosh Theatres »

Booking for King & Country is now open.
To book, please choose one of the cycles below:

Cycle A (12-14th January 2016) »
Cycle B (15-17th January 2016) »
Cycle C (19-21st January 2016) »
Cycle D (22-24th January 2016) »