This year we are delighted that our summer Shakespeare play is the perfect seasonal comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
This is the third year of outdoor Shakespeare and each year it has grown so we are especially delighted to be adding new venues this season.
Oberon – Sam Bates
Titania – Bridie Vowles
Puck – Louis Hayward
Peaseblossom – Rhianna Morris
Cobweb – Jessica Cartmail
Mustardseed – Kaylie Mc’Carroll
Theseus – Richard Shields
Hyppolita – Jessica Newborough
Egeus – Simon Winterman
Hermia – Sophie Sherratt
Lysander – Saul Bache
Demetrius – Christopher O’Reilly
Helena – Charlotte Edginton
Philostrate – Harry Evans
Peter Quince – Ross Herd
Nick Bottom – Phil Malkin
Francis Flute – Fay Rusted
Tom Snout – Ollie Topp
Snug – Jade Bloomer
Robin Starveling – Ollie Tomkinson
Outdoor Event Information
Now we can promise you a fantastic show, but as this is England we cannot promise the weather so please make sure that you check the forecast and dress for the weather. It is also worth noting that even in the Midsummer Nights it can get very cold once the sun goes down so warm clothes and a blanket are a good idea.
All venues except for Witherley Church are lawn seating so please bring picnic blanket and / or camping chairs. You are welcome to bring a picnic at all outdoor venues – in fact we would encourage it. Also feel free to bring alcohol, a bottle of bubbly or perhaps a Pimms the choice is yours. However please not that for the performance at the venue all drinks must be purchased form the Brewery.
Friday 9th June performance starts at 7:00 pm and the gates open for picnicking at 6:00pm
Saturday 10th June, performance starts at 4:00pm and the gates open for picnicking from 3:00 pm
Princethorpe College is a co –educational independent day school founded in 1966. It occupies the site of a former Benedictine Monastery that dates back to 1792 and is set in 200 acres of land in this stunning Warwickshire setting. A perfect way to spend a June evening, pack up your picnic chairs and blankets, plan your picnic feast, chill the prosecco and settle down to Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy of spurned lovers, quarrelling fairies, mischievous sprites and a highly eager group of thespians.
CHURCH END BREWERY
WEDNESDAY 14th JUNE
7:00 pm – Gates open at 6:00 pm
We are delighted to be returning to Church End Brewery for one night on Wednesday June 14th . This will be the second time we have been to Church End with our Shakespeare and last year Sold Out very quickly so be sure to book your tickets soon. Feel free to bring your own picnic food to brewery, however all drinks must be purchased from the brewery itself.
We are also especially pleased that Leigh Waite from the Heritage Cake Company will again be here selling her amazing selection of genuine Elizabethan puddings and cakes made from the authentic original recipies – they are delicious!
OLD CAMPDEN HOUSE
The Banqueting House at Old Campden House, Chipping Campden is another beautiful Landmark Trust property. In the heart of the Cotswolds. An idyllic summer setting.
Friday 23rd June and Saturday 24th June, performances start at 7:00 pm and gates open at 6:00 pm.
Astley Castle is steeped in history, set in beautiful surroundings of the North Warwickshire countryside Astley has stood for centuries. Devastated by fire the castle has been lovingly restored by The Lanmark Trust combining modern building techniques to the ancient stones with stunning results. The perfect setting for Shakespeare.
Thursday 29th June and Friday 30th June, performances start at 7:00 pm and gates open at 6:00 pm.
Polesworth Abbey is another stunning jewel in the heritage of North Warwickshire and the old school house may well have seen a young William Shakespeare attend classes for a period of time. It was certainly where poet Michael Drayton was educated. Our production takes place in the walled gardens of the Abbey which slope down the pastures towards the River Anker.
ST PETERS CHURCH, WITHERLEY
Saturday 1st July, performance starts at 7:00 pm, church opens from 6:30 pm.
We are delighted to have been invited to perform inside the church, our only indoor event. This beautiful village in North Warwickshire is a delightful and popular new addition.