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.
Running time (approx): 2hrs 20mins (including 20 minute interval)
Suitable for: all ages 5+
About the company
The award-winning outdoor theatre company, Illyria, is celebrating its 30th birthday. They are restaging their fantastic production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to mark this incredible milestone!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the first Shakespeare play Illyria ever performed. An enduring tale of love and loss, this production promises magic and mischief for all ages. This ever-popular story follows four couples as they navigate the trials of romance, lust – and an enchanted forest. Escape into the great outdoors for the perfect midsummer’s night of entertainment. Visit illyria.co.uk to find out more