PLAYING side by side, immerse yourself in the contrasting worlds of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth at the New Theatre, Cardiff, opening Tuesday, October 8, and Wednesday, October 9 at 7.30pm.

Fizzing with magic and a large dose of chaos in the enchanted Athenian woods, secrets, love and mistaken identities collide in A Midsummers Night’s Dream.

Fusing actor musicianship with one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, the Watermill Ensemble cast their spell performing the intoxicating soulful sounds of Nina Simone and Billie Holiday live on stage.


Hart’s magical production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream received rave reviews when it premiered at the theatre and subsequently toured last year.

The Stage described it as “fizzing with charm and humour” and What’s On Stage hailed it as “an evening of magical delight”.

The staging of Shakespeare’s most popular play employs the hedonistic soulful sounds of Nina Simone and Billie Holiday as an intoxicating backdrop to the story of four lovers who throw off the decorum of the royal courts, for on one fateful magic-filled night in the enchanted Athenian woods.

Macbeth, starring Billy Postlethwaite, was described by The Guardian as “dazzling” and “a show that burns with purpose, passion and energy to spare”.

Tickets are £12.50 – £28.50 and can be purchased at 02920 87 88 89 or online at