A Midsummer Night's Dream
In May 2020, 60 Hour Shakespeare will be rehearsing A Midsummer Night's Dream in only 60 hours, before performing the play to raise money for No5 Young People’s Counselling Service.
It's 1908. Theseus is ready to marry Hippolyta, but his revels are interrupted by Egeus asking the Duke to intervene in his daughter, Hermia’s, hand in marriage to Demetrius. Hermia is in love with Lysander and would die before she married Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander tell Helena that they will run away to the wood and they are soon followed by Demetrius and Helena. Titania and Oberon, the Queen and King of the fairies and his hobgoblin, Puck, cause all hell to break loose in the wood for the lovers and a group of actors who are rehearsing for the revels.
Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2020 at 1:30pm (preview) and 7:30pm
BYOP - Bring your own picnic!
The production is inspired by Arthur Rackham's illustrations for A Midsummer Night's Dream published in 1908.
60 Hour Shakespeare® is sponsored by Leigh-Anderson Associates Ltd (public liability insurance).