A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Date and time: 10/05/2022 - 14/05/2022, 7:45 pm

Thame Players are delighted to be bringing their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Britain’s favourite Shakespeare play’, to the stage at last. It’s being performed from 10 – 14 May at The Players Theatre in Thame.

Rehearsals first began in March 2020, but days later came the first Covid lockdown and the production has been delayed twice through successive lockdowns. There are parallels between the time when Shakespeare wrote the play and our recent past: Shakespeare was about 30 years old when he wrote A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and it was first performed in 1595. This was only a year or two after the country was recovering from The Plague, the pandemic of Shakespeare’s day.  Infections rose, public events were cancelled, people died and the authorities were lambasted for their inability to deal with the situation.

Today we have the vaccine, but in Shakespeare’s day they were not so lucky and the disease raged intermittently for many years. Having the chance to let their hair down and see a play such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream was a brilliant new form of entertainment for those emerging from such gloom.  

Thame Players’ production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is guaranteed to raise your spirits – from the very first moment the audience will be transported into a tale of order and disorder, reality and magic, love and marriage, set within a magical forest where troublesome fairies live.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is being performed at the Players Theatre, Thame OX9 2DP from Tuesday 10 until Saturday 14 May inclusive at 7.45pm. Tickets are £8.00 – £10.00. Book online at www.thameplayers.co.uk or from the Information Centre at Thame Town Hall.