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About the event

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer to celebrate their 15th year with Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

To honour Duke Theseus’ wedding, a group of rustic artisans, and would-be thespians, rehearse a play. Meanwhile, feuding lovers flee the city and seek solace in an enchanted forest alive with warring fairies and the meddling sprite Puck. As the clash between the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania, catches everyone in its cross fire, confusion abounds and makes asses of them all.

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

This supernatural comedy of mischievous fairies, confused lovers and rude mechanicals is an intoxicating tale of clarity found from chaos as tangled love gives way to happily ever afters.

Bring a chair and a picnic, and enjoy a glorious summer’s evening watching one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies.Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. This is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer; book early to avoid missing out!

“A magical evening amongst the trees, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men once again deliver a Shakespeare play to a very high standard” ★★★★ – Broadway World UK

“A production of enormous clarity, much heart and more than a pinch of magic. With that marvelous singing. Don’t miss it. Highly recommended” – Fringe Review

This event is being held at Gatcombe Gardens, Portsmouth

Photos by Jack Offord

How to get to Gatcombe Gardens:

Gatcombe Gardens is situated on Copnor Road next to Gatcombe House and opposite Roko Health Club. It can be accessed via Gatcombe Drive and Copnor Road.

Gatcombe Gardens is within 10 minutes’ drive of Portsmouth town centre. For Sat Navs and Google/Apple Maps, use the postcode PO3 5EJ. Please use the on road parking in the area.

There are bus stops located within 2 minutes’ walk. Hilsea train station is only a 10 minute walk away.

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