Here's a word about The Woman in the Moon.
And the word is:
Michael Caines, Times Literary Supplement
This extraordinary 'dream play' by John Lyly, England's first great playwright, was performed before Queen Elizabeth I sometime around 1590.
With bewildered lovers suffering dizzying emotional transformations at the hands of unseen supernatural forces in a night-time woodland chase, it clearly helped inspire Shakespeare's own Midsummer Night's Dream.
This summer, The Dolphin's Back revives and re-imagines its much praised 2014 production to play by candlelight in The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
"Hilarious, sexy and perhaps most surprisingly, cool.
The whole damn human condition as a sexed-up, sweaty knot of misunderstandings propelled by hormones, libidos and jealousy, all gazed upon by a mischievous universe"
London City Nights
"Inspired... ingenious... an unexpected joy"
"Impressively funny, intimate and refreshing"
"Puts Lyly centre stage, and deservedly so"
A Younger Theatre
"Magical and mysterious"
"A triumphant display... mesmerising"
18 & 19 August 2017
Fri & Sat 8pm
Sat matinee 3pm
running time approximately 90 mins
The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
at Shakespeare's Globe
21 New Globe Walk
London SE1 9DT
The following Sunday, 27 August, John Lyly returns to The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, as James Wallace stages Sappho and Phao for Shakespeare's Globe's Read Not Dead project.
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