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Globe on Tour: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Hever Festival Theatre

Fri 28th Aug

2.00 & 8.00 pm

Four brawling lovers, caught in a dispute of magical proportions; a crew of keen mechanicals, determined to give it their all; and one roguish sprite, hell-bent on causing as much havoc as possible… What could possibly go wrong? 

Exploding with dramatic poetry, mischief and merriment, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Shakespeare’s amazingly inventive play, whose serious and dark undercurrent cuts starkly through the hilarity making its dreamlike surface deeply rich and all the more memorable.

How did a company tour in Shakespeare’s day? We know that when the theatres closed, a small group of actors, juggling a variety of roles in three or four plays from their extensive repertoire, would leave London and head off on tour. 

Following in the tradition of their resident playwright, Shakespeare’s Globe present a trio of plays exploring the city and the places beyond the city walls. The plays will be performed as a touring production would have been staged in the 17th century, with a stripped back set and a small, versatile troupe of actors.

Also being performed:

The Tempest - 27 August

Inspired by reports of the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment set on a remote and mysterious desert island, but with magic enchantments and treachery at every turn, will anyone ever make it off? 

As You Like It - 29 August

A firm favourite among Shakespeare’s comedies, and including some of his best loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and love-notes; poetry and brilliant conversation; gentle satire, slapstick and passion. A series of hilarious mistaken identities and mishaps in the Forest of Arden ultimately sees new friendships formed, and families and lovers reunited.

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Also at Hever Festival Theatre
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Globe on Tour: The Tempest

Thu 27th Aug

Globe on Tour: As You Like It

Sat 29th Aug

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Also at Hever Festival Theatre
Go to Hever Festival Theatre page.

Globe on Tour: The Tempest

Thu 27th Aug

Globe on Tour: As You Like It

Sat 29th Aug

Top Venues

Trinity Theatre

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Assembly Hall Theatre

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