Sylvestra Le Touzel, Sam West and David Threlfall star in Shakespeare's delightful comic fantasy. BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard. This fresh and vibrant production brilliantly reflects those decades of experience.
Fairy magic wreaks havoc amongst the lovers and midsummer madness takes over as they tread the delicate line between fancy and reality. In the acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre. Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.