A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
Tues 30 Aug 7.30pm
Five couples – three human, one fairy, and one mythical – find their relationships sorely tested, intimately probed and indecently exposed when a troupe of amateur theatricals bumble into the forest to rehearse a play.
Shakespeare’s timeless comic masterpiece explores every colour in the spectrum of love, from arranged marriage to elopement, from infatuation to hatred, from chivalric devotion to raw sex. Add to this bawdy mix a heady brew of confusion, magic and mischief, and you have the most perfectly frothy comedy for a moonlit summer evening.
2hrs 20mins including 20 minute interval All ages 5+
Reserved covered seating
£17.50 (Friends and Castle Members £15.75)
Discounted Joint Theatre and Gardens ticket
Bring a chair, blanket, beanbag – whatever makes you comfortable. Dress for the weather.
Pre-theatre suppers can be reserved with your ticket purchase.
In association with Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival
The Loggia, in the Italian Garden.
Come prepared for the weather in this uncovered, stunningly beautiful, exclusive venue! You can bring your own seats, beanbags, rugs etc. along with your picnic. Choose where you would like to sit when you arrive, you will view the performance from there whilst enjoying your picnic (if you can save pudding until then!).
Pre-Theatre suppers are available to book with your ticket purchase. The Guthrie Pavilion will be open before the show and during the interval for drinks and snacks.
Please note: umbrellas are welcome if required, gazebo’s are not.