Midsummer Night's Dream

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A theatrical color explosion with more than 35 performers on stage

Midsummer Night's Dream

About Midsummer Night's Dream

The three top performing arts companies in the east of the Netherlands are joining forces once again. Oostpool, Introdans and Phion, Orchestra of Gelderland & Overijssel together with Musis & Stadstheater Arnhem, present a grand and hallucinatory theatre spectacle: Midsummer Night’s Dream. The famous Shakespeare classic in a completely new production.

The romantic comedy Midsummer Night’s Dream is set in 1600s Athens, where life is all about being productive. Sleeping has been banned for 30 years. In search of freedom and intimacy, four young lovers try to escape this rule imposed by older generations and flee into the woods. Here, they fall asleep for the first time. Surrounded by mythical forest creatures and a group of actors, they surrender to the intoxicating forces of imagination, life and love.

Playtime: 26 may - 28 may

Locations: Doetinchem

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Midsummer Night's Dream

Doetinchem, 20:00 h


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Doetinchem, 20:00 h

Doetinchem, 20:00 h


  • Show

Doetinchem, 20:00 h

Doetinchem, 20:00 h


  • Show

Doetinchem, 20:00 h

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A unique meeting of performing arts disciplines

At Midsummer Night’s Dream, the audience can count on more than 35 performers on stage: actors from Toneelgroep Oostpool, dancers from Introdans and musicians from Phion, Orchestra of Gelderland & Overijssel. Together they present a topical Shakespeare full of colour, exuberance and humour.

A seductive, quirky, high-energy show

Let yourself be seduced by a unique meeting of three disciplines: under the direction of Daria Bukvić, with the musical direction in the hands of Joris Nassenstein and choreography by Regina van Berkel, Midsummer Night’s Dream will be an unforgettable evening for young and old.

“In these strange times, we long for celebration and physical contact and that is exactly what Midsummer Night’s Dream brings: an orgasmic explosion of color and exuberance. Together we celebrate the power and pleasure of love, touch, art and imagination.”

Daria Bukvic, director

“I work from the foundation that Daria lays. This is still under development. In my own pieces I always come up with a common thread in advance. I like to be surprised and inspired here. It is still a surprise to all of us where we will end up.”

Regina van Berkel, choreographer

“Music will be much more than just supporting the narration. It could also have a narrative role itself, in which music could sometimes take the place of text. This is completely different for musicians from what they are used to.”

Joris Nassenstein, musical director

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Playing time and viewing guide

Duration: 105 minutes without a break
Age recommendation: 15+

The performance has a stroboscopic effect

Playing time and viewing guide

In addition to the regular partners of Introdans, Midsummer Night’s Dream was made possible by Fonds Podiumkunsten, Nightwatch, Peter van Son Interieurobjecten and Bömer Engineering Services.

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Vera Morina

Based on

William Shakespeare

Directed by

Daria Bukvić

Musical concept

Joris Nassenstein


Regina van Berkel


Madelon Kooijman


Marloes van der Hoek, Wikke Houwelingen

Costume design

Dymph Boss

Lighting design

Yuri Schreuders

Director's assistant

Laurens van Lottum

Rehearsed by

Diane Matla, Jorge Pérez Mart;inez and Marlena Wolfe


Michiel Blankwaardt, Shelley Bos, Alkan Çöklü, Laura de Geest, Isabelle Kafando, Tommie Kinneging, Ziggy Knel, Ezra Koppejan, Fahd Larhzaoui, Armand Rosbak, Jatou Sumbunu and Keanu Visscher


Ruben Ameling, Aymeric Aude, Mathieu Di Scala, Yuma Funai, Alexis Geddes, Ibrah Kakande, Cristina Pastore, Jurriën Schobben, Federico Tosello, Demi Verheezen, Alberto Villanueva Rodríguez and Léa Visser


Michelle Comanducci, Pablo Dávila Iglesia, Elaine Meijerink and Moet Tsukada

First Violin

Laura Lunansky

Second Violin

Marte Straatsma


Francesca Wiersma


Inge Grevink

Double bass

Rebecca Fransen


Peter Verduyn Lunel


Bram Kreeftmeijer


Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer


Gordon Laing


Lies Molenaar


Arthur Kerklaan


Yiannis Bontis


Niek KleinJan


Jeroen Heinen, Janette Krabbenborg, Florien Rauws and Sascha Razoux Schultz

Technical production

Jeroen van Eekelen


Maarten van den Berg, Niels Bruynje, Dirk van den Burght, Jeroen van Ek, Hergen Verheul and Han Verweijen

Costumes created by

Leila El Alaoui, Eleftheria Lavadki, Femke van Neerven and Berber Struiksma (intern)


sabel Blokland, Heleen Bouwman, Leila El Alaoui, Sophie Groen and Lisette van Groenestijn


Danique Jongbloed


Ghilaine ten Brink, Isabelle Hegeman, Eline Hocqué, Daniel Jaspers, Moeps Stellingwerf and Thijs Toonen

Interaction and inclusion

Sara Bouman, Bregt van Deursen, Rosalinde Hauwert, Adriaan Luteijn, Saly Ndoye, Chantal de Vries, Richard Wevers, Monique Wijnker and Evalia Zilverschoon



Poster image

Marijke de Gruyter and Nicolien de Jong

Director's intern

Seppe Salome


Toneelgroep Oostpool, Introdans, Phion, orchestra of Gelderland & Overijssel, Musis & Stadstheater Arnhem

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