Creating Illusions

Gale Edwards and the creative team came up with many striking visual ways of creating the magic and illusion central to the play. Sleight of hand, visual trickery and clever use of the set all help to enchant the audience.

The doubling of Hippolyta/Titania (both are played by actor Noma Dumezweni) offers an opportunity to explore the idea that the two roles explore different facets of the same character. Noma explains how costume and design support this illusion.

Helena and Demetrius

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