Outdoor production of William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' to go ahead near Grantham
Sleaford Little Theatre is announced that its dazzling outdoor production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, a comedy by William Shakespeare adapted and directed by Maria Bates, will be going ahead as planned.
The play will be performed in the picturesque grounds of Rauceby Hall during July, with the ‘doors’ opening one hour before the performance to allow the audience to go and enjoy a picnic pre-show.
The shows will be held on the following dates: Wednesday, July 14, 7.30pm; Thursday, July 15, 7.30pm; Friday, July 16, 7.30pm; Saturday, July 17, 7.30pm; and Sunday, July 18, 2pm.
This version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been slightly adapted from the original, to suit the unique and talented cast and the magnificent setting of Rauceby Hall.
Director Maria Bates said: “When Sleaford Little Theatre first began this project, via Zoom, back in February 2021, there was some trepidation, plus a great deal of optimism that the show would eventually be performed.
“As frustrating as it was at times, not being face to face with the cast and crew, the Zoom rehearsals served as a rare opportunity to study the script in-depth and provided a great platform for creating new friendships along with a wonderful foundation for the show, before we began rehearsing at Rauceby Hall.
“The whole process has been extremely rewarding and I have enjoyed every moment.”
A Midsummer Night’s Dream promises to be a fiesta of dynamic and magical theatre, not to be missed.