A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shooting Stars Theatre Company

A Midsummer Night's Dream, poster © Shooting Stars Theatre Company

Date: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August 2013
Location: The Dell, Stratford-upon-Avon
Times: 12pm and 3pm each day
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins
Cost: Free of charge, just turn up

The award-winning Shooting Stars Theatre Company returns to The Dell this year with its fresh and exciting take on one of Shakespeare's best-loved summer classics, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

A lazy teenager called Robin Goodfellow longs for a life with a little more excitement and, living in suburbia, he turns to his subconscious to create a story of love, magic and lies.

Hermia, a young troubled teenager, decides to elope with her boyfriend after her stubborn father Egeus demands that she marries Demetrius, an Athenian bachelor. Meanwhile, Helena, an old friend of Hermia, decides to win the heart of Demetrius.

Reviews from Shooting Stars' production of Much Ado About Nothing in 2012:
'Pure Class-A entertainment' - BroadwayBaby
'The best outdoor production I have seen in years' - London24

About the Shooting Stars Theatre Company
The Company was formed in 2006, specialising in producing open-air theatre and family shows. Shooting Stars  pride themselves on staging Shakespeare for all, by making it easy to understand, enjoyable and never challenging for the audience.

The Company started by performing Shakespeare at the RSC Complete Works Fringe Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2006, and have returned every year since.

Since 2006, they've produced accessible theatre for people of all ages, appearing in numerous fringe festivals across England such as:

  • Bath Fringe Festival
  • Camden Fringe Festival
  • Henley Fringe Festival

Last year was Shooting Stars' most successful so far, with their tours of Much Ado About Nothing and The Wind in the Willows receiving five-star reviews plus two awards from the Straford Fringe Festival for 'Best Children's Show' and 'Best Theatrical Production'.

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Image shows the poster for A Midsummer Night's Dream © Shooting Stars Theatre Company

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