Jan Goodwin, Chris Stanley, Ken Knowles, Ben Cole, Terry Sharrock and Brian Todd
Lichfield’s Shakespeare in the Park will celebrate its 30th anniversary by re-creating its first production – A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Jan Goodwin, Chris Stanley, Ken Knowles, Ben Cole, Terry Sharrock and Brian Todd
Dan Branch is directing the play, following his successful, creative productions of The Taming of the Shrew and The Comedy of Errors. Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy will be presented in the Italian Gardens at Maple Hayes from June 20 to June 23. Dan Branch’s ‘dream’ is to create a fresh view of this most-performed of the Bard’s plays. He said: “While I am not going to spoil any surprises here, I can tell you that, to me, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is essentially an anthology of love stories that both overlap and intertwine. “The play charts the love of husband and wife, master and servant, friends and enemies, as well as unrequited love, bestial love and intoxicated love. “These relationships are at the beating-heart of what make this one of my absolute favourite plays and the reason that it endures so effortlessly.” Shows are at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start each evening with a Saturday matinee starting at 2pm. Tickets are £12, with concessions available at £9.50 on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and for the Saturday afternoon matinee. To book, visit the Lichfield Garrick in person or online at www.lichfieldgarrick.com. Alternatively, they can be obtained from Lynn Baker on 01543 254808 or in person from J&C Ivison, The Lichfield Florist, Bird Street Lichfield.