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One of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is to be performed in the gardens of Muncaster Castle in the Western Lake District on Sunday July 15th .The play whisks the audience away on a thrilling journey to a magical forest where star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and raucous travelling players come together to provide an enchanting and entertaining evening.
The play will be performed by Chapterhouse Theatre Company, one of the most successful touring companies in the country. It is the first time a play has been put on at the Castle for over 10 years.
Peter Frost-Pennington, from Muncaster, says “We’re absolutely delighted to be hosting this performance of A Midsummer Night‘s Dream. It is a magical play, which appeals to people of all ages, and I think it will work really well in Muncaster’s lovely gardens, with the Castle as a backdrop.
“Ticket sales are going really well and if this evening is a success I hope we will be able to have many more events like this at Muncaster.”
There are already plans to hold a Beethoven concert by the Elias String Quartet at the Castle on November 25th, which will be presented in partnership with Whitehaven’s Rosehill Theatre.
The performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream will start at 7 pm. The audience can bring a picnic to eat before the show, or they can buy food and drink on site from a bar and barbeque selling quality, local beef burgers and Cumberland Sausages.
Tickets are £13.50 for adults and £9.00 for children and students, or for those want to experience the show in style, a £22.50 a ticket includes the show plus Pimm’s and canapes in the Great Hall, reserved chairs for the performance and a glass of bubbly in the interval.
To book tickets and to find out more about the show go to http://www.muncaster.co.uk or call 01229 717 614