Open-air Shakespeare coming to Epworth as Illyria present A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Illyria are coming to Epworth next month
Illyria are coming to Epworth next month

A free open-air production of William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ will be taking place at Epworth’s Thurlow Memorial Playing Field in July.

It will be performed by Illyria, a professional touring company who bring open-air theatre to the most prestigious and stunning locations throughout the UK and beyond.

In Illyria’s 25th anniversary season it is reprising the show it first performed in its very first year, still with just five quick-changing, fast-running actors who share all the roles between them. 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows four couples – three human and one fairy – whose passions are sorely tested when a troupe of amateur theatricals rehearse a play about a doomed love affair.

Add in to the mix a heady brew of confusion, magic and mischief and you have one of Shakepeare’s most popular plays.

The performance will be in Epworth on July 10 at 6pm.

Those attending are advised to arrive early and to bring their own drinks and nibbles – plus clothing suitable for an ‘English summer’.