Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Matt Lucas, Elaine Paige & Hiran Abeysekera join BBC One’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Complete casting has been announced for Russell T Davies' adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which will be broadcast on BBC One.

The one off TV event will star Maxine Peake (The Theory Of Everything) as Titania, Matt Lucas (Les Miserables/Little Britain) as Bottom, John Hannah (Four Weddings And A Funeral) as Theseus and Eleanor Matsuura (The Lady In The Van) as Hippolyta.

The cast also includes West End legend Elaine Paige (Evita/Cats) as Mistress Quince and West End Frame's May Star of the Month Hiran Abeysekera (Peter Pan) as Puck. Completing the cast are Richard Wilson, Bernard Cribbins, Javone Prince and Fisayo Akinade.

The adaptation will be broadcast on BBC One next year as part of a Shakespeare season. David Kerr directs.

Photo Credit: Dan Wooller

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