The Best Bottoms in the Land | Shakespeare’s Dream in the Black Country

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A behind-the-scenes look at the Royal Shakespeare Company's current production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Six of the key parts, including the famous role of Bottom, are played by amateur actors from the Black Country. They appear alongside the professional cast. This is a huge privilege for the amateurs, but a huge risk for the RSC. Narrated by Samuel West.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual, Plays
  • Channel: BBC One
  • Duration: 31'55''
  • Broadcast date: 2016

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • BBC Logo
  • Shakespeare Archive Resource