A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare in the Open Air
performed by well-known and well-loved
British open-air theatre company ILLYRIA
A Midsummer Night's Dream
In Illyria's 25th anniversary season they are reprising the show they performed in their very first year. Perennially popular, universally loved, the play 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 a perfect comedy for a summer evening. Since Illyira's first production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1992 they have won no less than 4 international theatre awards, and they still perform the entire play, uncut, with just 5 quick-changing, fast-running actors who share all the roles between them. While they follow many Elisabethian performance practices, Illyria is proud to have left the policy of all-male casting back in the 16th century (where it belongs); instead they adopt a more up-to-date policy of casting both male and female actors.
Kersouwelaan 1, 5473 TE Heeswijk Dinther
Wassenaar (Raadhuis de Paauw, Municipality of Wassenaar) how to get there?
Raadhuislaan 22, 2242 Wassenaar how to get there?
Schovenhorst (Schovenhorst Estate) how to get there?
Garderenseweg 93, 3881 GK PUTTEN
(approx): 2hr 20mins (including 20 minute interval)
Get out your picnic hampers and fill them with your home-made pies, tartes, salads and whatever more.... Do take insect repellents, warm clothes etc with you. Grounds open 2 hours before the performance.
CATERING in WASSENAAR
TUKTUK FABRIEK - Food Trucks will be there with warm and cold snacks and drinks!
SPARKLING BUBBLIES SERVICE in WASSENAAR
Pre-order your - cooled bottle + 2 glasses, online when ordering your tickets!
If it rains... well... you get wet! Bad weather does NOT stop the performance. So dress accordingly.
ILLYRIA ALSO PERFORMS: DANNY, THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD
open-air family performance (5+) Raadhuis de Paauw in Wassenaar
OPEN AIR THEATRE COMPANY ILLYRIA
Created in 1992, Illyria has been delighting audiences across Britain and in the Netherlands, Germany, the United States and Canada. Under the artistic directorship of Oliver Gray the company has won international acclaim for its lively, innovative approach to Shakespeare's plays and its high quality shows for Families. Due to demand created by their reputation for excellence, Illyria now performs more plays to more people across a wider area than any other open-air touring theatre company. Illyria's mission is to create a varied programme of outstandingly enjoyable theatre and to enable everyone to see it.
Illyria returns to the Netherlands for the 16th year performing at some of the most stunning locations like Open-Air theatre De Kersauwe in Heeswijk - Den Bosch, Raadhuis de Paauw in Wassenaar - The Hague, and the Schovenhorst Estate on the Veluwe.