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What's On > A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Stockwood Discovery Centre

Date: Tuesday 18th July, 2017
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Cost: £12 / £8 Concessions / £6 Under 16s
Booking information: Box Office: 01582 878100
Book Online: Buy Tickets

The HandleBards present

The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling theatre company. Before touring their “beautifully bonkers” production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream around the world, they pedalled it 1500 miles around the UK by bicycle, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow. Now, the show is back by popular demand - and, in usual HandleBards style, we can expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

Join the HandleBards’ all-male troupe in the beautiful gardens at Stockwood for A Midsummer Night’s Dream as you’ve never seen it before!

And what’s the play about? Well - Four young lovers find themselves enveloped in the dream-like arms of a magical forest full of sprites, where a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war over the possession of an Indian boy. A group of amateur actors share the same forest. They’re rehearsing for a play. Fairies and humans collide. Hilarity ensues.

Age guidance: 8+

Customer notice: This is an outdoor performance. Please dress appropriately. Also, no seating will be provided and customers are encouraged to bring their own picnic blankets and cushions. Customers are allowed to bring camping chairs but will be seated at the back of the audience area.


“Gloriously eccentric and very, very funny” The Stage

“Fast-paced, fun and energetic” The Shakespeare Standard

“Fun, enjoyable for all ages, highly accessible and utterly hilarious” Fringe Review

“Five stars just don’t seem enough. I loved every second” Sunderland Echo

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