Fantastically funny family show, based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sat 22 July 2023 - Sat 26 August 2023
The Midsummer Mechanicals are back! Our ★★★★★ ‘fantastically funny’ (Broadway World) family show, based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, returns to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this summer.
One midsummer’s night, a band of amateur actors led by Nick Bottom staged their first ever play. It was so bold, so brilliant and so chaotic that it went down in theatre history.
Now these actors – known as the Mechanicals – are back to perform their latest masterpiece, and with half an hour to go until curtain-up, everything is in hand. The actors are (almost) assembled, the play is (nearly) rehearsed, and the audience (that’s you!) are ready. What could possibly go wrong? Everything, it turns out.
Join us for side-splitting fun and mayhem as the Mechanicals create their new play – with your help! ‘Hanging out with these woodland thesps is a riot’ (The Times) and ‘a joy to watch…great family entertainment’ (British Theatre Guide). It’s a perfect first experience of Shakespeare’s plays as the Mechanicals ‘make a young audience feel right at home’ (The Guardian).
A co-production with Splendid Productions, Midsummer Mechanicals is recommended for everyone from age 5 to 105.