It’s a long, dark night in the forest of Athens, and the trouble is only just beginning…

In the tyrannical court of Athens, the pitiless dictator Theseus plans his wedding to Hippolyta, a prisoner of war, and young Hermia is sentenced to death by her own father. Meanwhile, in the town below, amateur theatre group the Mechanicals rehearse, with all their comic rivalries. And beyond Athens, in the wild woods, dark forces are stirring…

Russell T Davies brings the classic Shakespeare play to life with an award-winning cast of stars, including Earache’s magnificent Maxine Peake as Titania, Queen of the Fairies.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream is on Monday 30th May, 8.30pm, BBc1