A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM -- in rehearsal


"A Midsummer Night's Dream is today considered one of Shakespeare's most popular and enduring comedies. First produced around 1595 or 1596, it has had a chequered life, since for some two hundred years it scarcely enjoyed any theatrical life at all. The inter-connecting plots centred on the marriage of Duke Theseus to the former Amazon Queen, Hippolyta involve a quartet of quarrelling lovers and a group of (very) amateur actors who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest where much of the play is set. In the topsy-turvy dreamscape of the woods, lovers swap allegiances and the Fairy Queen herself becomes enamoured of an ass. This is not a play of pretty, gauzy fairies and wistful magic so beloved of the Victorians, but full of darker and more dangerous shadows that suddenly electrify and bristle with energy. There is a quality to the play which reflects the idea that all dreams are not necessarily as 'sweet' as they might be".                                              John Crabtree

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Sherborne Studio Theatre

Marston Road
Sherborne
Dorset DT9 4BL

The Sherborne Studio Theatre is indicated by the upper marker on the map above. Please note that parking is very limited, so out of courtesy to our neighbours we would ask you to park further away if at all possible. There is a large public car park in Acreman Street, DT9 3NZ, which is free after 6.00pm. This car park is indicated by the lower marker on the map above and is approximately 5 minutes' walk from the theatre.