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A timeless play, a fairy tale to captivate the mind, venturing into a universe that makes no distinction between the real world and the realm of the imagination. In a whirlwind of manifestations of love, unrequited, thwarted or misplaced, and of conflict, young people stand strong as their families attempt to prevail over their hearts. But A Midsummer Night’s Dream is more than intrigues of love, it is an invitation to explore secrets hidden away in the depths of our imagination.

The play is performed by a troupe of 15 actors, most of whom have been together for more than twenty years. With the Troupe du Théâtre de la Ville, the cast also includes Sabrina Ouazani who collaborated with Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota for Camus, and younger actors such as Edouard Eftimakis. Making a return at the theater is Elodie Bouchez, seen previously in Casimir et Caroline (2010), Victor ou les enfants au pouvoir (2012) and The Crucible (2019). The troupe has been working together since the premiere performance in 1998 of the production of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost [Peine d’amour perdue] translated by François Regnault.


Text William Shakespeare
New translation François Regnault
Staged & directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
Assistant to the director Julie Peigné, with the assistance of Judith Gottesman
Scenography Natacha le Guen de Kerneizon, Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
Lighting designer Christophe Lemaire assisted by Thomas Falinower
Costumes Fanny Brouste, assisted by Véra Boussicot
Music Arman Méliès
Video design Renaud Rubiano, assisted by Romain Tanguy
Sound design Flavien Gaudon
Make-up and hairstyles Catherine Nicolas, assisted by Elisa Provin
Stage props & management Erik Jourdil
Headdresses and crowns Laetitia Mirault

With the Troupe du Théâtre de la Ville
Élodie Bouchez, Sabrina Ouazani, Jauris Casanova, Jackee Toto, Valérie Dashwood, Philippe Demarle, Edouard Eftimakis, Ilona Astoul, Mélissa Polonie, Gérald Maillet, Sandra Faure, Gaëlle Guillou, Ludovic Parfait Goma, Stéphane Krähenbühl, Marie-France Alvarez

Production Théâtre de la Ville-Paris

World premiere january 16 2024 at Théâtre de la Ville-Sarah Bernhardt

Press excerpts
La Terrasse

"Everything about this show contributes to its fascinating, refined beauty (...)"

"Everyone makes theatre together. The collective, reconciled by the unifying power of performance, wins: such is the political force of theatre."

Les Echos

"Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota's spectacular staging of A Midsummer Night's Dream (...) In less than two hours, the work's three plots are fluidly interwoven."

Press review for download
Practical & technical informations

Language: french
Duration of the performance: 01:50


January 16 to february 10, 2024 – Théâtre de la Ville-Sarah Bernhardt


Laurence LARCHER
Production manager
Tel : +33 1 43 12 44 54

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