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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Outdoor Theatre

by Chapterhouse Theatre Company 

14th August 2024

6pm - 8pm (doors at 5pm)

The Walled Gardens,

Stansted Park PO9 6DU

 

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on an enchanting journey to the most magical of forests and meet bewitched lovers, playful fairies, and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and fine performances come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre.

 

Picnic with family and friends in the picturesque surroundings of the Walled Gardens at Stansted Park, a perfect evening of magical theatre in magical surroundings.

 

“Combining enthusiasm, impeccable voicing and devastating use of visual humour, Chapterhouse bring Shakespeare to life in an exhilarating and raucously entertaining fashion”

 - Edinburgh Evening News

 

“Filled with visual flair and comic sparkle”
- The Stage

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

- Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

One of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows three storylines as they are tangled together by fae trickster Puck; four young lovers traverse an enchanted forest on Midsummer’s night, The Faerie King Oberon and Queen Titania feud with one another, and a travelling troupe present a play within a play. Believed to have been written in 1595 or 1596 to celebrate an aristocratic wedding, ours is a story of order and chaos, waking and dreaming, and love and marriage.

 

 

About Chapterhouse

Chapterhouse Theatre Company produces critically acclaimed UK and international tours, specialising in Shakespeare, classic literature adaptations, and family shows. Originally founded to tour outdoor productions of Shakespeare in 1999, they have continued to grow and thrive. The new year marks the company’s 25th anniversary of touring theatre, which celebrates a quarter-century of incredible shows including outdoor theatre, music concerts, a yearly Christmas tour including performances at The British Museum, and bi-annual theatre tours of China.

 

The company have performed at the UK and Ireland’s most stunning historic venues, working with the likes of The National Trust and English Heritage as well as many cathedrals and stately homes to bring classic stories to life into the perfect setting. Chapterhouse strives to create a unique experience whilst continuing to bring joy to new and returning audiences every year.

Tickets 

Child £12 *

Adult £22

Family £55

(not including booking fees)

*Special 15% offer on child tickets until 2nd April 2024.

Please bring your own rugs or low-backed seating.

Outdoor performances will continue in all but the worst of weather, be sure to dress accordingly. All tickets are non-refundable. In the event of cancellation due to exceptionally bad weather or other extenuating circumstances alternative arrangements shall be made. For carer ticket enquiries please contact us. Accessibility varies, please enquire with the venue for details.

Additional 10% Discount for Friends of Stansted Park 

To find out about becoming a FOSP Member visit www.stanstedpark.co.uk/friends-of-stansted-park

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