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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare
directed by Deborah Campbell

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Take four runaway lovers, a mysterious forest, a pack of meddling spirits, a motley comic crew and a love potion to create the Shakespeare's famous tale of amorous mayhem. Set this in the enchanting gardens of York House and you have the perfect summer evening's entertainment.

This is our Open Air Show, in the gardens of York House. Have a picnic before the show or in the interval (wine, beers, Pimms and soft drinks on sale) and enjoy the lovely setting. Please bring your own rugs or chairs as none are provided for the performance.

What about the weather?
As you know English summers can be blazing hot or decidedly damp.
We intend to carry on with the show come rain or shine so please come suitably prepared.
It is very rare for a performance to be cancelled and never prior to the start time. In the unlikely event of a cancellation please retain your ticket so that it can be exchanged for another night.

Please note that this year we will be playing in the Fountain Garden of York House, NOT in the Sunken Lawn as usual. The entrance will be through the Champion's Wharf Sculpture Park, reached from Riverside (close to the Mary Wallace Theatre).

At the bottom of Church Lane, where you are facing the boat ramp, turn LEFT along Riverside (towards the bridge over the road). The Sculpture Park will be on your right, and very soon you will see the entrance.

Map indicating the location of York House Gardens
Rehearsal Images

Sunday 25 to Saturday 31 July 2010
Performances at 7.45p.m. There is also a matinee at 3p.m. on Saturday, 31st July.

There is no performance on Wednesday, 28th July.

Tickets £10, concessions £8 - if paid for before 23rd July. Bookings from 24th July and late payments £12, concessions £10.

(concessions apply to Senior Citizens, Juniors, N.U.S. members and U.B.40 holders.)

Groups of 8 or more receive a 10% discount.

A Midsummer Nights Dream is supported by the Rugby Football Union

A Midsummer Nights Dream is supported by the Rugby Football Union

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Other past productions

  1. Larkin with Women - Ben Brown
  2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  3. Joking Apart - Alan Ayckbourn
  4. The 39 Steps - John Buchan (Adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon)
  5. Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  6. Romeo and Juliet - A Senior Youth Theatre Production - William Shakespeare
  7. Bette and Joan - Anton Burge
  8. The Railway Children (stage version) - E. Nesbit adapted by Mike Kenny
  9. Richard II - William Shakespeare
  10. Kindertransport - Diane Samuels
  11. The Tempest - William Shakespeare
  12. The Death of Miss Gloria Starr - Devised by the cast
  13. Metamorphosis - Steven Berkoff, from the classic story by Franz Kafka
  14. The Seagull - Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Torben Betts
  15. The History of Cardenio - William Shakespeare, John Fletcher and Gary Taylor
  16. The Snow Dragons - Lizzie Nunnery
  17. The Weir - Conor McPherson
  18. Oh! What a Lovely War - Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop
  19. The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
  20. Tom and Viv - Michael Hastings
  21. As You Like It - William Shakespeare
  22. Toad of Toad Hall - A. A. Milne - A play from Kenneth Grahame’s book ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Music by H Fraser-Simson
  23. Collaborators - John Hodge
  24. Boeing-Boeing - Marc Camoletti translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
  25. We Are Three Sisters - Blake Morrison
  26. THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - Lee Hall from Carlo Collodi’s original tale
  27. The White Devil - John Webster
  28. The Adventures of Dick Whittington and his Cat - Dickon Williamson
  29. King Lear - William Shakespeare
  30. The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
  31. Coraline - from the novel by Neil Gaiman
  32. Night Must Fall - Emlyn Williams
  33. All’s Well that Ends Well - William Shakespeare
  34. The Government Inspector - Nikolai Gogol, adapted by D. J. Campbell
  35. Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekhov, in a version by Christopher Hampton
  36. Egad! The Woman in White - Tim Kelly
  37. Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs
  38. Master Shakeshafte - Peter Parkinson
  39. Love’s Labour’s Lost - William Shakespeare
  40. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie, Tim Supple and David Tushingham
  41. From These Green Heights - Dermot Bolger
  42. Othello - William Shakespeare
  43. Blood Wedding (Youth Theatre) - Federico García Lorca - Translation by Gwynne Edwards
  44. The Chalk Garden - Enid Bagnold
  45. A Tender Thing - Ben Power
  46. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
  47. Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
  48. Educating Rita - Willy Russell
  49. The Merry Wives of Windsor - William Shakespeare
  50. Robin Hood - David Barrett
  51. Double Bill: Leonardo’s Last Supper and Laughter (Part II) - Peter Barnes
  52. Designs on Ladies - Georges Feydeau, translated by David King, adapted by Rodney Figaro
  53. Rhinoceros - Eugene Ionesco, translated by Martin Crimp
  54. Once in a Lifetime - Moss Hart & George S Kaufman
  55. The Deep Blue Sea - Terence Rattigan
  56. Dracula - Liz Lochhead adapted from Bram Stoker's novel
  57. Henry VIII or All is True (staged reading) - William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
  58. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery - David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin jr.
  59. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  60. Around The World in 8 Plays - Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello
  61. In the Club - Richard Bean
  62. Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare
  63. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens, adapted by Jo Clifford
  64. Peter Pan - JM Barrie (John Caird and Trevor Nunn)
  65. Taking Sides - Ronald Harwood
  66. Aladdin - John Crocker - Music & Lyrics by Eric Gilder
  67. Little Gem - Elaine Murphy
  68. Vita & Virginia - Eileen Atkins
    adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
  69. Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
  70. Tom Paine - Paul Foster
  71. Youth Theatre Double Bill - Will Averill: Cinderella: Or How Pipsqueak the Mouse Became a Stallion. 'Crinkley Bottom............' was devised in-house
  72. Gormenghast - John Constable adapted from the novel by Mervyn Peake
  73. This Story of Yours - John Hopkins
  74. King John - William Shakespeare
  75. Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw
  76. Fallen Angels - Noel Coward
  77. A Month in the Country - Ivan Turgenev - adapted into English by Emlyn Williams
  78. Glengarry Glen Ross - David Mamet
  79. A Vampire Story - Moira Buffini
  80. Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll - dramatised by Adrian Mitchell
  81. The Odd Couple (female version) - Neil Simon
  82. The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Martin McDonagh
  83. Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare
  84. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
  85. Gaslight - Patrick Hamilton
  86. Cymbeline - William Shakespeare
  87. Iron - Rona Munro
  88. Confusions - Alan Ayckbourn
Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Mary Wallace Theatre The Embankment,
Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3DU
Box Office 07484 927 662
(between 10 am and 7 pm only please)

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late” The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act ii, Sc.2