“Are you sure that we are awake? It seems to me that yet we sleep, we dream”
Athens. A woodland. Women, men, and faeries.
Escaping the archaic clutches of marriage and legacy in oppressive Athens, two young lovers, Lysander and Hermia, convene in the nearby woodland - a place both strange and wonderful. But as the lovers delve further into the forest, reality turns dreamward as they and their lovesick friends become embroiled in the supernatural affairs of faeries.
With star-crossed lovers, bumbling comedy and more than a hint of the wondrous, A Midsummer Night's Dream will transport you from the ornate beauty of the exclusive Clare Fellows' Garden to an otherworldly wilderness where waking and dreams collide.
Clare Actors bring you one of Shakespeare's most well-loved comedies in the beautiful (and exclusive) Clare Fellows' Garden, on one of the only days of the academic year when members of the public are allowed inside. Don't miss it!
Tickets £6 adults, £5 concessions - CASH ONLY on the door!
Doors open 13.30. There will be protective matting covering the grass in the seating areas, but audience members are encouraged to bring their own seating, i.e. outdoor rugs/ camping chairs/ pillows/ inflatable mattresses). Please also note to wear weather-appropriate clothing, as Clare Actors are not perturbed by drizzle!
In the event of cancellation due to extreme adverse weather conditions, audience members will be informed.