A Midsummer Night's Dream

Harlequin Outdoor Theatre returns this summer! This August we’ll be back in the Reigate Castle Grounds with ‘This Is My Theatre’ to host their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

“I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.”

The woods outside Athens are busy this night. Four young Athenian lovers are lost. Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of the fairy-folk, are quarrelling whilst a group of craftsmen (who also happen to be some not-so-very-talented actors) are meeting in secret to rehearse their play.

With its many parts, Shakespeare’s story of love, mistaken identity and magic has remained popular with audiences across the world. Our critically acclaimed production returns this Summer to delight audiences again!

Written by William Shakespeare

Adapted and Directed by Sarah Slator

Music by Simon Stallard

This is an open-air performance so please bring chairs/blankets and picnics to enjoy whilst watching. We will perform in all but the very worst weather!

Please note that, given the nature of the venues we visit and the charities we work with, tickets to this event are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you are unable to attend a performance we are happy for tickets to be placed under another name/given to another party.

Running time: Approximately 85 minutes

Critics have said of our Shakespeare productions:

Shakespeare would have envisioned his play to be enjoyed exactly this way!” – Visit Brighton

“A must-see for theatre fans and an education in how to make Shakespeare relevant again!” – Binge Fringe

Run Time – 140 mins

 

Grab your chair or blanket, weather-appropriate gear, and prepare to be entertained this Summer at Harlequin Outdoors, now in its 4th year, with events, including plays and comedy for all ages in the beautiful setting of Reigate Castle.

Practical tips for your outdoor theatre experience

Arrival time
We aim to have the grounds open 1 hour before the show.

Show time
Show times vary; please check your tickets for further information and the web listings for approximate running times.

What should I bring?
Bring something to sit on – a blanket, chair or cushion. Please be mindful of those sitting behind you, and don’t bring sun umbrellas, gazebos etc.

Refreshments
We are currently exploring various food options and will announce this as soon as possible.
Bar will be open at
all events unless otherwise communicated.

Card Only

The site will be a cashless operation. Visa or Mastercard will be accepted. Unfortunately we are unable to accept American Express.

What happens if it rains?
The show will go on come rain or shine, so please bring clothing that will keep you warm and dry. In extreme wet weather conditions, shows may be relocated or rescheduled.

Ticket collection
All tickets are now e-tickets and can be displayed on your phone upon entry. There will be no ticket printing facility at the site.

Are dogs allowed?
No dogs are allowed other than assistance dogs.

Getting here
Castle Grounds is in central Reigate. You can approach via steps from the High Street or the A25, and there is step-free access from the Town Hall on Castlefield Road.

Parking

The nearest car parks are at Reigate Town Hall, London Road or Bancroft Road. Please note charges may apply.

Accessibility
There is level, step-free access via the Town Hall, and the event is suitable for wheelchair users, although please note that the performance area is on grass. There will be an accessible portaloo available. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Facilities
There will be portaloos available at the event, which will be cleaned regularly.

If you have any questions that are not answered above, please email us at harlequin@reigate-banstead.gov.uk or call us 01737 276500.

 

Chalk Hills Bakery Picnics

Make your outdoor theatre trip more of an experience with one of Chalk Hills Bakery’s deliciouls picnics. Packed with fresh treats, the picnics are delivered to Reigate Castle ready for you to enjoy – just bring a blanket or chairs.

A 10% discount is available to all ticket holders.

Find out more and book your picnic here: https://chalkhillsbakery.com/products/chalk-hills-picnic

Children’s picnics just £10 https://chalkhillsbakery.com/products/childrens-picnic

Date:

Wednesday 28th August, 7pm