There’s magic in the air for a little longer at Kew Gardens, after it was announced that the twilight production of a Shakespearean favourite has been extended to 5 September 2021.
Extra Dates for a Midsummer Night’s Dream at Kew
The Australian Shakespeare Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Kew Gardens opened to rave reviews and has just confirmed the additional dates.
Staged beneath the heritage trees at the Theatre Lawn, behind the Palm House, Kew Gardens provides the picture-perfect setting for a summer’s evening with Shakespeare under the stars.
Described as ‘magical’ by The Stage, this beguiling comedy of enchantment and transformation is brought to life within a dream-like woodland, filled with feuding fairies, eloping lovers and a hapless troupe of actors.
“Lively, accessible outdoor production with some impressive lighting effects. Glenn Elston directs with pace and imagination, while lighting designer Peter Amesbury weaves his own kind of magic.” – The Stage
It’s an alfresco romp peppered with contemporary references. Into the mix add a spellbinding potion and a mischievous sprite for a summer night of mayhem like no other.
“This is A Midsummer Night’s Dream played for fun, with a capital F.” – Mark Aspen
Perfect for all ages, this critically acclaimed outdoor theatre production, has been re-imagined and conceived by Glenn Elston, the award-winning Artistic Director of the Australian Shakespeare Company.
“Shakespeare at its best, faithful to the text and subverted with ribald additions and physical comedy. My 10-year-old niece – who had read the Lamb version – laughed out loud and her favourite pieces were not only the jokes. I think your first Shakespeare is life defining, and this was just right.” – AllinLondon
What: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Where: Theatre Lawn, behind the Palm House, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
(Enter via Victoria Gate)
When: Until 5 September. Performance times Tues – Sun: until 29 Aug, 8pm, from 31 Aug 7.30pm
Why Visit: An opportunity to watch this enchanting comedy in the wonderful setting of Kew Gardens
Admission: Adult £30 – £42, Concession £25 – £38, Child (age 5-15) £17
Kew Members: Adult £26 – £38, Concession £21 – £34, Child (age 5-15) £15
Gates open 1.5 hours before start of the performance