Opened 22 Jun 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
On a midsummer's night Hermia and her lover Lysander flee from Athens and Demetrius - the man Hermia's father favours as a son-in-law. Demetrius follows, pursued by Helena who loves him in spite of being spurned in favour of Hermia. On the same night Bottom and his friends leave Athens to find somewhere quiet to rehearse their play which is to be performed at the wedding feast of Duke Theseus. Drawn into the woods they enter a world of magic, mystery and wonder.
Shakespeare?s wonderful fantasy comedy has always been a firm favourite for open-air productions. As day turns to night, share in the colour, poetry, and magical mayhem with The Festival Players. As in the Bard?s day, they will be performing with an all-male company of skilled professional actors.