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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – for young actors

We’re pleased to publish a children’s version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream – designed to be performed by a younger cast. There are parts for around 20 actors, but there are reasonable opportunities to double-up parts and reduce the cast size


It has been adapted by Tim Wilcock, who worked with the children of Shakespeare @ Traquair, to take this adaptation (or an earlier version of it) to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


You, too, can perform it. It is published here under a Creative Commons licence (see front page of the script) which allows you to share it, adapt it, and use it for a production.  If you want to contact Tim Wilcock  to find out how to stage it, etc., send me an email at playersshakespearemffev5@gmail.com, and I’ll pass your message on to Tim.



Here is the script. You can scroll through the play, and if you’re interested, you can download a copy as a pdf by clicking on the down-arrow on the toolbar  (this has been tested on both Windows 10 and Apple iPad / iPhone):






If you want to see other adaptations we have available for use in play-reading or production, check out our Shakespeare Adaptations page.



Let’s Play!!!



Richard Forsyth
‘The Director’


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2 Responses to "A Midsummer Night’s Dream – for young actors"

  • Rachel Lee
    April 10, 2018 - 8:55 am Reply

    This is a fantastic adaptation – I’ve tried to cut it down and make it accessible myself but to no avail.

  • Richard Forsyth
    April 10, 2018 - 4:34 pm Reply

    Glad you like it, Rachel. We’ve got some more 45 minute adaptations coming along shortly – watch this space!

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