Direct your own production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

We invite you to create a scene from one of Shakespeare's most loved plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Using film samples and effects, you can control a range of elements, including casting, setting, costumes, acting style and music. 

Mix the Play is an interactive video platform that sees the British Council collaborate with the Old Vic Theatre.  The platform is simple and intuitive and it is easy to share your creations on social media. You do not require any prior knowledge of directing.

Make your own scene and experience Shakespeare as you never have before.

Download the lesson plans

Download the Mix the Play lesson plan, ideal for students between the ages of 11 – 16 years. The lesson plan encourages students to direct, collaborate in small groups and learn different dramatic techniques and approaches. Students will learn to analyse and interpret performance styles and increase knowledge and aspirations about careers in the theatre.

The following lesson plans with Director Joe Murphy and Set Designer Sarah Beaton turn Mix the Play into an interesting activity for the classroom.

Watch the behind the scenes of Mix the Play

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