Be careful what you wish for. It may just come true…

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh presents


by  William Shakespeare

directed by Matthew Lenton

Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh 19 October – 17 November  2012

Be careful what you wish for. It may just come true…

‘The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man’s hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was.’

Unrequited and unwanted love abounds in possibly the most magical of Shakespeare’s comedies. Four young Athenian lovers flee to the forest where they fall foul of the manipulations of fairies. Oberon, King of the Fairies, Titania, his Queen, and fantastical sprite, Puck, conjure a series of increasingly funny complications as the mortals try to find true love with the right partners.

Directed by Matthew Lenton, this promises to be a bold and inventive new production  full of romance, enchantment, the glory of human folly and the power of nature.

Matthew Lenton is the celebrated founder and artistic director of Vanishing Point.  In 2010, Matthew was chosen to be the first British director of the Ecole des Maitres, a European director-led theatre laboratory previously associated with Jerzy Grotowsky, Peter Stein, EmuntasNekrosias and Jan Fabre. Matthew recently directed his first film, Boy, for Touchpaper Television and Channel 4.

Recent Vanishing Point productions include Wonderland (Edinburgh International Festival/Napoli Teatro Festival Italia/Tramway),  Saturday Night, (a co-production with Teatro Nacional Sao Joao (Porto), Teatro Sao Luis (Lisbon), Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimaraes) and Tramway (Glasgow), The Beggar’s Opera (a co-production with the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh  and the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry);  Interiors, (a co-production with Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Traverse Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith); Little Otik (a co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland) and Subway, (commissioned by The Lyric Hammersmith, London),

Other recent work includes The Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth for the Unicorn Theatre in London and Home for the National Theatre of Scotland. Matthew works regularly as a visiting director at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, developing work with acting students and most recently, directing Dracula by Liz Lochhead.

Working with such an exciting director, the cast features Ifan Meredith,  Flávia Gusmão ,Cath Whitefield, Roisin Gallagher, Anneika Rose, Miles Yekinni, Kevin Mains, Jordan Young, Barnaby Power,  Fraser Sivewright, Grant O’Rourke , Neil Thomas and Paul Cunningham

Performances: 19 October – 17 November  2012

Previews : Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October  All tickets £7.50

Evenings: Tuesday – Saturday at 7.45pm

Matinees: 24, 27, 31 October and 3, 7, 10 and 14 November at 2.30pm

Booking:  0131 248 4848/

TICKETS: £14.50-£29


Evening performances (full price): £14.50- £29

Matinee Performances: Wednesday and Saturday Matinees £16/Concessions: £2 off full price for all Tuesday – Friday shows

Under 18s: Sat Evenings £15/Tuesday – Friday evenings and Sat Matinees £10/Wednesday matinees £5

School Groups: £8 (stalls & grand circle) £7(upper circle) Sat Matinees – all seats £7/ Wed Matinees £5

One teacher FREE with every ten pupils.

Registered unemployed:  Tuesday – Friday evenings all seats £10  Wednesday Matinees all seats £5 Tuesday  – Thursday £1 Stalls tickets available on the day (max 20 per show, stalls only). ID required

Students/people with disabilities : Sat evenings £15 / Tues-Fri eve and Sat matinees £10 /Wed matinees £5

Groups and Schools – Call 0131 248 4949

School Discounts: Wednesday matinees £5/Tuesday – Thursday evenings £8.50 (Stalls),£7.50 (Upper Circle)/Friday/Saturday evenings £15 and Saturday matinees £10/One teacher FREE with every 10 pupils

Groups’ discounts for 8 or more people: Evenings: Stalls/Grand Circle £5 off and Upper Circle £3 off full price tickets plus one FREE ticket for every 20 paid for/Matinees: £3 off full price tickets plus one FREE ticket for every 20 paid for.



Theatre Class

Wednesday 24 October at 10.30am

Post-show Discussion with members of the cast

Tuesday 30 October, after performance

Matinee Discussion Group

Wednesday 31 October, after matinee



Touch Tours for the visually impaired

Thursday 1 November at 6.15pm

Saturday 3 November at 1pm

Audio-described Performances

Thursday 1 November at 7.45pm

Saturday 3 November at 2.30pm

BSL Interpreted Performance

Wednesday 7 November at 7.45pm

Captioned Performance

Saturday 10 November at 2.30pm

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