A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Fri 1 July 2016
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTâ€™S DREAM by William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream is Shakespeareâ€™s most enchanting, magical play. Over the course of four nights in a mad forest, crowded with moon-crossed lovers, love and illusion collide when all become entangled in fairy mischief on the eve of a Royal Wedding. In this Midsummer of Love, dreams and reality become entwined and romantic chaos ensues.
Love is a drug; but in the eye of the beholder is seeing really believing? Theatreâ€™s most famous amateur theatre company, The Mechanicals, with Bottom, the groupâ€™s enthusiastic leading man, and Peter Quince, the companyâ€™s long-suffering director will also present â€˜The Most Lamentable Comedy, and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisby.â€™
The Bardâ€™s joyous hymn to love and fertility.
â€œLove looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.â€
â€œLord, what fools these mortals be!â€
â€œFour days will quickly steep themselves in night;
Four nights will quickly dream away the time;
And then the moon, like to a silver bow
New-bent in heaven, shall behold the night
Of our solemnities.â€
Directed by Gordon Hamlin, performances will be at 7.45pm on 1 - 9 July, 2016.
Auditions will be held at the Theatre at 7.45pm on Tuesday 12th April. Non-members may audition by joining and paying membership on the night.
Tickets priced at Â£8.00 will be on sale from Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 600727) or on-line at www.nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk from 14 June 2016.