A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare – Matinee
Friday 28 August 2pm
How did a company tour in Shakespeare’s day? We know that when the theatres closed, a small group of actors, juggling a variety of roles in three or four plays from their extensive repertoire, would leave London and head off on tour.
Following in the tradition of their resident playwright, Shakespeare’s Globe present a trio of plays exploring the city and the places beyond the city walls. The plays will be performed as a touring production would have been staged in the 17th century, with a stripped back set and a small, versatile troupe of actors. Taking on multiple roles across all three plays – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It and The Tempest – the talented cast will unravel these tales of lovers, exiles, dreamers and wanderers.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Four brawling lovers, caught in a dispute of magical proportions; a crew of keen mechanicals, determined to give it their all; and one roguish sprite, hell-bent on causing as much havoc as possible… What could possibly go wrong?
Exploding with dramatic poetry, mischief and merriment, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Shakespeare’s amazingly inventive play, whose serious and dark undercurrent cuts starkly through the hilarity making its dreamlike surface deeply rich and all the more memorable.
Accessible to all, and great for children.
2019 Tour Reviews
‘It is Shakespearian theatre at its best’
The Oxford Times (On The Comedy of Errors)
‘An exhilarating theatrical experience.’
The Upcoming (2019 Tour)
2018 Tour Reviews
‘The cast [weave] a spell of song, music and character’
Brighton and Hove News
‘You’re guaranteed to experience something truly incredible.’
Art Scene in Wales
Reserved Covered Seating £30.00 Under 18’s £22.50
Friends Discounted ticket £27.00
Discounted Theatre and Gardens Ticket £40.45 Adult £39.50 Child
Theatre ticket and Afternoon Tea £41.95
Do join us for afternoon tea (following the performance in the Guthrie Pavilion.) This can only be booked with your theatre tickets at the additional cost of £11.95 per person. Please do email us with any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Approx. 2 hours, plus 20 minute interval