Ballet Cymru: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

8 Dec 2017 Theatre & Dance 7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)
Ballet Cymru Midsummer
Tickets: £18 | £16 concessions | £12 under 18
Members: £17 | £15 concessions | £11 under 18
A £1 transaction fee applies


Award Winning* Ballet Cymru present a stunning version of Shakespeare's most magical play.
This funny and heart-warming adaptation features vibrant classical choreography danced by some of the finest dancers around. Mendelssohn's joyous music is interpreted by Artistic Director Darius James and highlights radiant costumes, sets and video projection. 

A world of magic and mayhem. 

“Impressively able dancers and a choreographer 
who can make use of every gift they have.”
The Sunday Telegraph on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Queen of the Fairies Titania, and Puck the mischievous messenger, inhabit the supernatural fairy kingdom. Bottom and his boot-wearing “Rude Mechanicals” present their famous play Pyramus and Thisbe. And the lovers, caught in a thrilling web of mistaken identity and confusion, finally find their way through the Athenian forest to an unforgettable and joyous reconciliation.

Ballet Cymru are a young, vital group of dancers who are pushing back the barriers of classical ballet. Using powerful and timeless stories the company challenges its dancers to interpret some of the finest characters in literature. Under the Artistic Direction of Darius James, the company continues to develop its relationship with audiences through accessible outreach work and exceptional, stylish performances.

*Awards & Nominations
Award: Best Large Scale Dance Production 2016 & 2013 at the Wales Theatre Awards
Award: Critics’ Circle National Dance Audience Award 2006
Award: Creative Wales Award for Artistic Director Darius James 2008
Nomination: Best Dance Production at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards 2015 & 2013
Nomination: Best Independent Company, Critics Circle National Dance Audience Awards 2016, 2015 & 2013.
Award: Best Dance Production at Wales Theatre Awards 2017

This is a co-production between Ballet Cymru and The Riverfront Theatre.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Ballet Cymru will present another performance at Salisbury Arts Centre: 'The Light Princess' on Thursday 7 December.

Ballet Cymru will also offer an Introduction to Ballet workshop for ages 8+ years to adults (no previous dance experience required). Led by the professional dancers of Ballet Cymru, through creative ballet exercises, tasters of show material and creative tasks, the participants will explore the techniques Ballet Cymru uses to create their productions in a fun and interactive environment. Bring your ballet shoes!

Booking Details

Tickets: £18 | £16 concessions | £12 under 18
Members: £17 | £15 concessions | £11 under 18
A £1 transaction fee applies.

Performance running time
7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)