Open air theatre company comes to town

A Midsummer Night's Dream.
A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Banbridge District Council is putting on an open-air theatrical production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated literary classic ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Solitude Park, Banbridge, on Friday 26 July at 7.30pm.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy, which tells the story of Hermia, who loves Lysander, and Helena who loves Demetrius – but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia.

When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies - ‘The course of true love never did run 
smooth’.

Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and raucous travelling players.

Council Arts and Events Officer, Leah Duncan, said: “This free outdoor event offers a unique opportunity for families who want to spend quality time together enjoying a rich cultural experience.

“This is the fourth time we have staged a theatre production in the splendorous setting of Solitude Park and once again we’re hoping to get a great turnout.

“Anyone who attends is welcome to bring along a picnic and enjoy the live performance.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Solitude Park, Banbridge, is a free event with no bookings required.

For further information about this or other events contact the Council’s Leisure and Development Department by telephoning 406 60605.