A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Directed and adapted by Emily Reutlinger
“Such tricks hath strong imagination
That if it would apprehend some joy,
It comprehends some bringer of that joy.
Or in the night, imagining some fear,
How easy is a bush supposed a bear?”
Helena loves Demetrius loves Hermia loves Lysander. But not only does Hermia’s lifelong friendship with Helena hang in the balance, illiberal Athens will not let her wed her love, instead forcing her to choose between arranged marriage and death.
In the magic between waking and dreaming, Hermia longs for the joy and freedom to be found by escaping with Lysander into the forest.
Beneath the silver visage of the moon, marauding fairies, frolicking mechanicals, and friendly foes complicate their quest. Transformations abound, orchestrated in the shadows by a knavish Puck, delighting in how easy is a dream supposed a nightmare.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is presented as part of Bard in the Botanics’ Emerging Artists Scheme.
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Thurs 2nd July – Sat 11th July
(no performances on Sundays or Mondays)
Main Botanic Gardens
£15 / £12 (conc.)
0141 429 0022
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Approx 1 hour 30 mins with no interval