Victorian take on Shakespeare’s ‘Dream’

theseusandhipbwOn National Museum Night May 18 the Museum of Bath at Work is staging excerpts from a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream – in Victorian costume.

Shakespeare In The Green Park’s Production of   the Bard’s fantastical comedy  is taking place from 18-22 June at Green Park Station, Bath.  However, this is your chance to have an early preview of a special performance featuring the Mechanicals Of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as part of National Museums at Night on Saturday 18th May.

An exciting original take on the mechanicals set within the fabulous workings of the Bath At Work Museum – this will be a performance to remember and a real taste of what is to come in June!theseusbw

Tickets are just £3 on the door. Each performance will be about 45 minutes, with the first show at 7pm and a repeat performance at 9pm.

Set in the railway obsessed Brunelian Britain of the 1840’s, with sumptuous costumes, darkly corrupted fairies, and the oily tendrils of the industrial revolution spreading across our green and pleasant land… this is a production that will stick in the mind for some time to come!

The play is being directed by husband and wife directors, Matt and Mel Nation.  Matt is an experienced Bath based director, having directed several shows on the Edinburgh Fringe and at the Rondo Theatre.

cobwebThe production team includes local artist David Wood, who is designing a suitably grimy Victorian set.  The fairies costumes are unique in their design – each one individually crafted by designer Lauren Ayres – beings of nature corrupted by man’s industrial influence. They are a work of art in their own right.

The Dream has long been a favourite for audiences – and for good reason, visually stunning, highly amusing and a plot that speeds along, keeping even the most modern of audiences engrossed.

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