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Shakespeare classic touring Gloucestershire

A family-friendly, witty and wacky production of Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream is touring round Gloucestershire venues this summer.

The show, set in the Roaring '20s, is brought to you by local theatre company Jenny Wren Productions. Jenny Wicks, director and founder of the company is normally the Everyman Theatre's deputy theatre manager, so knows a thing or two about putting on a play.

Theseus and Hippolyta invite you to celebrate their wedding, alongside four lovers, some feisty fairies and an unlikely theatre troupe frolicking in a forest!

With luscious language, live music, laughs aplenty and a little touch of magic, join this small company of "rude mechanicals" for an enchanting summer's evening in an outdoor venue near you.

Jenny Wicks said: "We are so excited to finally be able to tour our roaring '20s Midsummer Night's Dream, originally intended for summer 2020, complete with fantastic live music from the period, and some fabulous costumes.

"The show has been two years in the making, and we have a great team on board, and we can't wait to share it with audiences around Gloucestershire and beyond."

Acclaimed for their fast-paced and zany interpretations, Jenny Wren Productions bring their inimitable style to this summer classic, perfect for a summer evening's entertainment.

Previous productions have included Emma, Twelfth Night and, most recently, The Railway Children and Little Women.

Show dates are:

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July, 7pm - Conderton Manor, nr. Tewkesbury. GL20 7PR

Sunday 7th August, 4pm - Cathedral of the Forest, Newland, Forest of Dean. GL16 8NL

Monday 8th August, 7.30pm - Tuckwell Amphitheatre, Dean Close School, Cheltenham. GL51 6HE

Saturday 13th August, 4pm and 7.30pm - Museum in the Park, Stroud. GL5 4AF

Sunday 14th August, 7pm - Highnam Court, nr. Gloucester. GL2 8DP

Saturday 20th August, 3.30pm and 7.30pm - Priory Park, Malvern. WR14 3HA

Sunday 21st August, 5pm - Scarr Bandstand, Forest of Dean. GL16 8JA

Friday 26th and Sat 27th August, 6.30pm - Court Lodge, Randwick, Stroud. GL6 6HH

Friday 9th September, 6.30pm - The Elms School, Colwall, nr. Malvern. WR13 6EF

All performances take place in the open air, so please bring a chair and/or blanket.

To book tickets, call the Everyman Theatre box office on 01242 572573 or book online www.everymantheatre.org.uk  (excludes Tuckwell Amphitheatre - book direct)

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