Midsummer Mechanicals 2022
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The famous acting troupe from A Midsummer Night’s Dream take to the stage this summer in a hilarious new play for families, presented by Shakespeare’s Globe and Splendid Productions.
On a beautiful summer’s evening one year ago, a band of craftspeople-turned-actors, led by Nick Bottom, staged their first ever play. It was so bold, so brilliant and so chaotic that it went down in theatre history.
Now these Mechanicals are back to premiere their latest tragical, magical masterpiece, and with half an hour to go until curtain-up, everything is in hand. The actors are (almost) assembled, the play is (nearly) rehearsed, and the audience (that’s you!) are ready. What could possibly go wrong? Everything, it turns out.
Join us for side-splitting fun and mayhem as the Mechanicals create their second play – with your help! Packed with silly props, sillier costumes and an eye-popping finale, this theatrical dream like no other will delight the young and the young at heart alike.
Recommended for ages 5+.
£25 – £15 Seating
£5 Standing (restricted view, not suitable for audiences under 4ft tall!)
This event is on-site in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Running time approximately 2 hours, including an interval
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Illustration by Michael Cranston
‘A fantastically funny family show…an absolute dream’
‘This jolly show…makes hanging out with these woodland would-be thesps a riot’
‘Bottom, Quince, Flute and Patience make the young audience feel right at home in this affably silly show’
‘Giddy escapism…An enjoyable family-friendly follow up to A Midsummer Night’s Dream‘
‘A joy to watch…great family entertainment’
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
‘I have rarely seen [children’s theatre] as impressive as Midsummer Mechanicals‘
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
Meet the Midsummer Mechanicals!
Meet Bottom, Flute, Quince and Patience Snout as they prepare to stage their brand new play. What could possibly go wrong?
The Mechanicals' story so far! | Midsummer Mechanicals (2022)
The Mechanicals first appear in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Find out what magic and mayhem they get up to in Shakespeare’s story in our animated recap.
CAST & CREATIVES
Introducing the Midsummer Mechanicals company & creatives.