A Midsummer Night's Dream

Open Air Theatre


Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts & Events Team are super excited to announce the live theatre production of Williams Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which will be taking place against the stunning backdrop of Tamworth Castle Grounds.

We are so thrilled to be able to host live outdoor performances once more, and kindly invite you to this wonderful production to enjoy some quality time with family and friends in your socially safe bubble on the lower lawn near to the bandstand.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare's hilarious and fantastical comedy is upcycled and rewired for the environmental generation.
Our unsuspecting mortals, camped at an environmental protest, are unaware of the fairies lurking in the woods, ready as ever to unleash magic and mayhem upon any human who dares to venture into the mystical wood. Join Oberon, Titania, and the ever playful Puck as we weave our way through this tale of tangled lovers, warring fairies, and hapless human beings.
By highlighting climate change using Shakespeare’s timeless imagery, we hope to connect young people to his work using an issue that resonates with them. The famous Titania speech about the environment falling apart as a result of squabbling will be set up as the overarching theme. Sets and costumes made out of waste material highlight the issues in the piece and initiate a greener approach to productions. Part of the audience interaction before the show will focus on upcycling and recycling to illustrate kinder ways of using our world’s resources. One of the ecowarriors will be live streaming during the show and engaging on social media, as any young person would do when something momentous happens.
Using Shakespeare’s timeless imagery, we emphasise the importance of the environment and using our earth’s resources wisely. The costumes and sets will all be made from recycled materials, and we hope our audiences will get into the spirit and bring along some upcycling ideas of their own.

Please bring your own picnic, or grab refreshments from the onsite facilities and sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

If you have any further questions, please get in touch via email: [email protected] or by contacting us on 01827 709618. We look forward to seeing you there.

Please note: audiences are kindly asked not to bring glass, alcohol or gazebos. Thank you for your cooperation.

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