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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Play in the Park

August Bank Holiday Sunday 28th August 2022


6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

£16 for adults; £10 for 5-18yrs

Booking Information

Book online or in the Museum shop during normal opening hours (Thurs-Sun, 11-4pm)


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+

Visit the Illyria website.

Please bring your own seating/rug, warm clothes and picnic.

Attendees are required to follow current UK government guidelines to reduce the spread Covid-19, which may include social distancing, face coverings and hand-washing. 

Although we may email you nearer the time, please check the latest guidance at: www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE EXHIBITING ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS SUCH AS 

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

STAY ALERT > CONTROL THE VIRUS > SAVE LIVES

PLEASE NOTE THAT PERFORMANCE WILL ONLY BE CANCELLED IN THE CASE OF DANGEROUS WEATHER, WHEN IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE EXCEPT IN THE EVENT OF COVID LOCKDOWN.

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