A Midsummer Night’s Dream by The South Devon Players

South Devon Players present Shakespeare’s comedic classic. Two pairs of lovers from Athens find themselves in a magical forest at the summer solstice where they encounter the faerie folk. This full-length production has a setting combining fantasy with steampunk and is suitable for all ages.

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Date(s) - 20/07/2024
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Birmingham Black Box


“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

The famous comedic play by William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Nights Dream follows two pairs of lovers from Athens, who find themselves in a magical forest at the summer solstice, where they encounter the faerie folk. The forest faeries have problems of their own, with their king, Oberon, being rejected by his wife in an argument. Oberon sends the mischief-loving Puck to play tricks upon the faerie queen with the aim of making her fall in love with him once more, and of course, the human couples are caught up in the confusion and trickery. Meanwhile, the ruler of Athens is planning his own wedding, to the queen of the Amazons, and is planning a great festival with theatre and ceremony. A group of craftspeople from Athens are engaged to create a play to perform at this wedding, and take themselves to the forest to rehearse the play – whereupon they also encounter Puck and find themselves caught up in the faeries illusions. The hilarious results of these adventures, and the ensuing wedding back in Athens, do finally resolve themselves.

This production, by a Devon theatre company experienced in performing Shakespeare, has a setting combining fantasy with steampunk, is suitable for all ages, with a run time of approximately two and a half hours (interval).


Tickets £11. To book click here.


About South Devon Players

The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company is a professional, autistic-female-of-colour-led touring theatre company based in Brixham in South Devon. SDP specialises in dramas based on researched history, and classical literature (and Shakespeare); creating inclusive, and empathic opportunities for people of all ages, demographics, and experience, to launch, or further, their careers in theatre and performing arts, as well as related disciplines.

The South Devon Players also value the educational and social benefits of theatre, extremely highly, running training classes and providing educational materials alongside the shows.

The South Devon Players Theatre And Film Company was founded by Laura Jury in 2005, and has gone on to win several regional, national and international arts awards.


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