The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, are back for their 15th consecutive year at Stanley Hall 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.