A Midsummer Night's Dream, GB Theatre Company
Date: Saturday 22 June 2013
Location: The Dell, Stratford-upon-Avon
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
Cost: Free of charge, just turn up
Athenian Duke Theseus is to wed his captured Amazonian Queen Hippolyta in four days' time. Their romance is interrupted by an angry citizen who demands his daughter marry the man who he's chosen, rather than the man she loves.
The man's daughter and her lover escape to the Athenian woods where a group of Mechanicals are rehearsing a play to present to the Duke on his wedding day. But the woods are home to the king and queen of the fairies, Oberon and Titania, who are quarrelling over a changeling boy...
And so begins this magical comedy of mistakes, love, drama, poetry and the farce of the Mechanicals play-within-the-play...
About GB Theatre Company
Founded in 2010, GB Theatre Company creates spectacular open-air theatre. Producing classic plays by popular playwrights, GB Theatre Company use only original text and perform in traditional costume. They've played to audiences around the UK and Europe, gaining an strong reputation for staging outstanding drama.
GB Theatre Company was established by Gill Roca and Barrie Palmer. Gill has been in theatre production for a number of years and Barrie is a experienced actor, having performed with the RSC and run national and international tours. Together with company manager, David Davies, an actor with a background in theatre management, they aim to deliver first-class theatre, sharing their passion with others.
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