Forbidden love at the heart of a gypsy community brings danger on a midsummer's night. As the lovers escape, mischief and sensual seduction ensue in a confusion of worlds real and unreal. Featuring the Open Air Theatre's celebrated fusion of original music, movement and unique setting, this big fat gypsy telling of Shakespeare's comedic tale is set to be one of the theatrical highlights of the year.
"HIGHLY ORIGINAL" "George Bukhari is...among my all-time favourite Bottoms, vaingloriously idiotic and hyperactive" **** (Times)
"It won't be what the tourists were expecting BUT THEY'LL BE GLAD THEY CAME" **** (Evening Standard)
"Few have envisioned Shakespeare's natural unity with reality TV. Until now...thanks to Matthew Dunster's clever touches, and a show-stealing set from designer Jon Bausor"; "This exceptional space has been transformed into A WORLD YOU'D NEVER IMAGINED" (Daily Telegraph)
"There's nothing conventional about Matthew Dunster's production...and all the better for it"; "a THEMATICALLY RICH framework for Shakespeare's play of youthful rebellion and sexual awakening" **** (Metro)
"This is an original and inventive re-imagining" **** (Daily Express)
Please note: The Open Air Theatre's auditorium and stage are completely uncovered. They will make every effort to complete the performance and reserve the right to stop and start the action as necessary. Performances are never cancelled or abandoned before the advertised starting time and then only in the event of very bad weather. If cancellation or abandonment is unavoidable, ticket holders will be entitled to equivalent seats for any other performance in the main repertoire (excludes one-off comedy, music and film events), subject to availability. Refunds are not given for cancellation or abandonment as a result of the weather. In any event, personal arrangements including travel, accommodation or hospitality relating to the event which have been arranged by you are at your own risk and not refundable.