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Coming soon: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Puzzlewood


A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Puzzlewood

Monday 28 September to Sunday 4 October 2015

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Puzzlewood is an hour-long adaptation of Shakespeare’s most beautiful and magical play, by professional London-based touring theatre company Butterfly. Butterfly is renowned for bringing classic texts vividly to life in extraordinary settings, creating site-specific productions which intrigue and amaze.

Butterfly's magical re-telling of Shakespeare's classic comedy is full of fun, frolics and tonnes of laughs for people of all ages. This comical tale of how young lovers - thwarted by their parents - run away to the woods where they become unwittingly part of a plot by the magical creatures who inhabit the woods. Join the characters as they delve through the hidden dells as the wood is filled with magical music. You will walk along the paths following the action, whilst the story unfolds all around you.

Part of most schools’ curriculum, Butterfly offer a unique and enchanting version of this much-loved text, which “though truncated, remains faithful to the outlines of the play-text” (Shakespeare Magazine). 

Butterfly never fail to delight their audiences; described by What’s On Stage as “Theatre for both aficionados and complete beginners…the venue for this production offers a whole new angle to theatre.”

Artistic Director, Aileen Gonsalves, explains, “Butterfly have a strong reputation for producing promenade performance in unique locations across the UK and Germany. Puzzlewood is the perfect setting for this hilarious comic tale of love, magic and mayhem and we have jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with the wonderful team here.”


Explore Gloucestershire
19 August 2015


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