Earlier this summer, I saw the Globe’s touring production of The Comedy of Errors and Sprite’s The Tempest. Watching the Globe’s touring production at Newby Hall near Ripon in North Yorkshire was very enjoyable. We were lucky to get there about three quarters of an hour before it started to set up camp. I think if we’d got there any later we would hav stuggled to get a decent spot.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is always good for a few laughs whatever the production and this production was extremely funny. Like the Globe’s The Comedy of Errors, the doubling up was really interesting and actually changing characters and dress on stage worked really well. Since Adrian Noble’s production, umbrellas in A Midsummer Night’s Dream is no longer a surprise, but fortunately the evenign we went they were only needed in the performance because it stayed fine all evening.