Young lovers, feuding fairies and amateur actors collide in the woods outside Athens on a midsummer night.
wants his daughter to marry Demetrius, but she's in love with Lysander.
Refusing to obey her father, Athenian law dictates that Hermia must now
face the death penalty or enter a convent. That night Hermia and
Lysander elope into an enchanted forest – a place where reason and law
are turned on their heads and human instinct is set free.
in the wild woods, the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania,
quarrel over a page-boy. The course of true love never did run smooth.
Spells are cast, identities confused and soon Lysander falls in love
with Helena instead of Hermia. And Titania is in love with a man who has
a donkey’s head instead of his own.
Is it real? Is it all a dream? Reality and appearances merge in Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy, all on midsummer’s night.
Suitable for ages 8+
Running time: approximately 2 hours (plus a 15 minute interval)
Tickets:£14 (£12 conc, £7 under-16/student). Final Friday and Saturday: £18 (£15 conc, £9.50 under-16/student). First night only: £7