Tuesday, 22 March 2016

A Midsummer Nights Dream performances at Berkeley Castle

We are very excited to announce that this year in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, we will welcome production of 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' back to Berkeley Castle. 

Did you know the play was originally written for a Berkeley family wedding?

On the 19th February 2016 we celebrated the 420th anniversary of the marriage between Lord Thomas Berkeley & Elizabeth Carey, the Berkeley couple whose wedding the world renowned William Shakespeare initially wrote A Midsummer Nights Dream for. This play evolved into one of the most well known and loved plays in theatre to this date. 

Producer Tom Berkeley from Split Second Productions originally contacted us back at the beginning of last year.  From the moment our team met him and his fellow actors their enthusiasm, passion and talent won us all over. 

"Its a huge honour to bring A Midsummer Nights Dream, which holds such a  special place in my family history, back to Berkeley Castle. In July, history will repeat itself; never again will this play be performed at a venue so fitting on such a special anniversary- it is truly unique.This July, The Dream comes home"
Tom Berkeley - Producer 

When & Where

Fingers crossed for a balmy summer, the play will be performed in the Berkeley Castle Grounds with the medieval fortress as the backdrop. Your picnic blankets can be spread out and camping chairs popped up, hampers full of homemade goodies opened and of course a glass of something yummy in hand! Then the magic is ready to begin.... 

The performance will feature live music and an array of talented actors & actresses including:

 Ross White as Oberon/Theseus, Hannah Baxter-Eve as PuckNatasha Ravenscroft as Titania/HippolytaCory Chambers as LysanderAlex Myers-Allenas DemetriusAlex Coppola as BottomMaddie Hatt as HermiaOcean Barrington-Cook as HelenaJay Parsons as QuinceAngus Berryman as Egeus/SnugLucy-May Orange as Starveling and Jarrad Pugh as Flute. 


Performances will take place on the following evenings in July this year: 
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Sunday 17th July
Monday 18th July
Tuesday 19th July
Wednesday 20th July
Thursday 21st July

Sunday 24th 
Monday 25th
Tuesday 26th 
Wednesday 27th 

Evening Tickets - £15 per adult; £10 per child; £45 for a family ticket 

(entry to the grounds will be from 6.30pm with the performance commencing at 7.30pm) 

There will also be Matinee performances on the following select days: 
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Tuesday 19th 
Wednesday 20th 
Thursday 21st

Matinee Tickets - £10 per adult or child 

(entry to the grounds from midday with the performance commencing at 1pm) 

For more information about bringing a large school or association group to a matinee performance please contact us on 01453 810 303. 

A Split Second and PRG Production 




Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ


Tel: 01453 810303

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