Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Dominic Hill’s production of Shakespeare’s comedy.
Evening Standard: ★★★★ “Hill’s masterstroke is to make sure that the darkness never comes at the expense of the play’s levity.”
The Telegraph: ★★★★ “It’s to Regents Park you must go if you are after something ostensibly a bit more traditional, although if that sounds like damning with faint praise then that would selling Dominic Hill’s bracingly clear, modern dress production short.”
Time Out: ★★★ “Wokoma plays Bottom with a youthful, uncrushed confidence; her performance feels, fresh, funny and contemporary.”
Broadway World: ★★★★★ “All its elements click together to offer a marvellous spectacle of refined emotions and tasteful comedy within an arcane universe that is as alluring as it is unsettling.”
The Guardian: ★★★ “While the tone is too heavy to let humour shine through, it is an impressively unforgiving interpretation, and one that ultimately, and rightfully, favours female voices.”
The Upcoming: ★★★★★ “It’s a funny, fruitful and elegant production, and a trip to this spectacle will have audiences zone out of reality and be wowed by the power of storytelling for two hours straight.”
The Metro: ★★★★ “Dominic Hill directs a bewitchingly dark version, laced with steampunkish glitter, grime and tattoos.”
The Times: ★★★★ “This is an enchantment of a production of Shakespeare’s popular play.”
London Theatre1: ★★★★ “This one is hard-hitting in more ways than one, though there are some good costume designs and choreography to enjoy along the way. Here’s a delightful and enjoyable production to feast on – so long, of course, as ever, as the weather stays dry.”
London Box Office: ★★★★★ “It is a long night, the performance towards the end of the second half, by the “actors”, of the mishap ridden play within a play, for the benefit of their betters, could really drag it if weren’t for the tight direction and faultless comic timing of these supposed incompetents.”
Please Mind The Blog: ★★★★ “It’s perfectly created for an evening performance, getting darker as things get more and more magical, and Ben Ormerod’s lighting design plays a big part here.”
A Midsummer Night’s Dream continues to play at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre until 27 July 2019.