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The Lord Chamberlain's Men Present A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Lord Chamberlain's Men Present A Midsummer Night's Dream

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This summer The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, are celebrating their 15th birthday and an amazing 425 years since the original company was created. To celebrate this special anniversary, they are touring one of Shakespeare’s most popular and best-loved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

This magical and enchanting comedy premieres at the Brighton Festival at the end of May then heads off on tour around the UK before finishing in mainland Europe in September. Calling at an incredible 70 venues including some of the UK’s most significant, historically important and visually stunning castles, cathedrals and stately homes over 17 weeks with more than 80 performances the tour is one of their biggest yet. With audiences encouraged to bring picnics, a chair or a blanket and a glass of something chilled this show promises to be another authentic, excellent and magical treat from the company that brought you last year’s spellbinding production of The Tempest.

Shakespeare’s rustic and supernatural comedy is packed with some of his most famous characters from Puck, the merry wanderer of the night, to the hilarious Bottom via the warring lovers whose true loves’ course never did run smooth.

Lovers at war flee to an enchanted forest alive with meddling fairies and sprites. Hoping for their true loves’ course to be set straight, instead they become further entangled and confused as they are caught in the cross fire of a fairy king and queen at odds. Meanwhile, a bumbling group of artisans prepare a play to be presented as part of the Duke’s wedding celebration.

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