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“Open air theatre as it should be and at its very, very best” BBC


The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer to celebrate their 15th year with Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

To honour Duke Theseus’ wedding, a group of rustic artisans – and would-be thespians – rehearse a play. Meanwhile, feuding lovers flee the city and seek solace in an enchanted forest alive with warring fairies and the meddling sprite Puck. As the clash between the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania, catches everyone in its cross-fire, confusion abounds and makes asses of them all.

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

This supernatural comedy of mischievous fairies, confused lovers and rude mechanicals is an intoxicating tale of clarity found from chaos as tangled love gives way to happily ever afters.

Bring a chair and a picnic, and enjoy a glorious summer’s evening watching one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. This is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer; book early to avoid missing out!

Authenticity | Excellence | Magic

Cast list

James Camp
Demetrius, Nick Bottom, Moth

Joshua Glenister
Hermia, Tom Snout, Cobweb

James Keningale
Egeus, Robin Goodfellow, Philostrate

Maximilian Marston
Oberon, Theseus

George Readshaw
Helena, Francis Flute, Peaseblossom

Will de Renzy-Martin
Titania, Hippolyta

Alex Wilson
Lysander, Peter Quince, Mustardseed

James Camp

James trained at the Guildford School of Acting and the National Youth Theatre

Recent theatre credits include: Great Expectations (UK tour for Tilted Wig/Malvern Theatres), News Revue (Canal Cafe Theatre), Absurd Person Singular (Frinton Summer Theatre)

Joshua Glenister

Joshua trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Recent theatre credits include: Wonderland (Nottingham Playhouse/Northern Stage), Revelation 1:18 (Tristan Bates Theatre), No Help Sent (Tristan Bates Theatre)

James Keningale

James trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Recent theatre credits include: The First (Spark Arts, Leicester), Dinner at the Twits (The Vaults), Alice’s Adventures Underground and The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie (Les Enfants Terribles)

Maximilan Marston

Maximilian trained at LAMDA and The Court Training Theatre Company

Recent theatre credits include:  Othello, Carmen 1808 (The Union Theatre), Henry V (Petersfield Shakespeare Festival)

George Readshaw

George trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Recent theatre credits include: A Christmas Carol (Bristol Old Vic Theatre), Flies (Pins and Needles/Les Enfants Terribles), Kiss Me (the Other Palace / The Wardrobe Theatre)

Will de Renzy-Martin

Will trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Recent theatre credits include: The Pajama Game (Bridewell Theatre), Clara at Noon (Windsor Fringe) Credits whilst training include: Balm in Gilead (GSMD)

Alex Wilson

Alex trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Recent theatre credits include: Jane Eyre (The Watermill Theatre), The Elephant man (Bristol Old Vic) Credits whilst training include: Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons (The Wardrobe Theatre)

Creative Team

Director: Peter Stickney

Set and Costume Designer: Morgan Brind

Musical Director: Alex Beetschen

Choreography: Darren Royston

Costume Design and Supervision: Polly Laurence 

Voice coach: Jacquie Crago

Set construction: Splinter Scenery

Costume maker: Planet Costume Services

Company Manager: Aaron Barker

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