Hermia loves Lysander and Helena 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 outside the city, and walk into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. But they are not alone. So, too, does a group of amateur actors rehearsing a play. Between the angry fairies, the bumbling players and the dazed lovers, flies Puck armed with a love juice capable of making anyone fall for the first person they set eyes upon – no matter how unsuitable.
Performed on an Elizabethan-inspired stage, a small troupe of travelling players breathe new life into this amazingly inventive play. Dreamlike, funny and beautiful, eight talented actors reinvent Renaissance touring theatre for the 21st century with Shakespeare’s greatest comedy.
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