‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ – Open Air Theatre
To celebrate 400 years since Shakespeare’s death and the 10th birthday of Dalegate Market, the North Norfolk Coast shopping site is teaming up with Norfolk based professional theatre company, Strange Fascination, for a week of Open Air Theatre.
The Strange Fascination cast will be performing a wonderfully funny and
interactive version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set in the 1920s.
Performances begin on Saturday 6th August, with a matinee and evening
performance, and run throughout the following week, with the final performances
on Saturday 13th August.
Strange Fascination unites Norfolk based practitioners Paul Andrew Goldsmith,
Simon Michael-Morgan and Daisy Plackett to produce compelling original theatre
whilst providing sustainable employment for local professionals. Their belief
that ‘any area can provide a playing space’, has allowed them to perform at
varied venues, giving the audience a unique theatrical experience each and every
‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’
In Strange Fascinations version of the classic Shakespeare comedy, five actors
multi-role, bringing the dazzling text to life in scenes of comedy, magic and
delight. Expert quick changes, keep the action pacey and exciting, and the skill
of the cast performing different roles adds to the enjoyment of the piece.
‘The Course of true love never did run smooth’
In 1920’s Athens, we find a young lover Hermia in love with Lysander and he
equally in love with her – whilst Demetrius is supposed to marry Hermia, and
Helena is madly in love with him. The Duke of Athens tries to enforce the
marriage, which leaves the lovers taking refuge in the woods and wandering into
the midst of a dispute between the King and Queen of the fairies. Meanwhile, a
small group of labourers attempt to rehearse a play to celebrate the impending
nuptials, but the mischievous fairy Puck has other ideas for them all.
Strange Fascination previously ran their version at Overstrand in the summer
of 2015 to much critical acclaim:
‘Awesome show! The energy, set, acting, interaction,
adaption….made it the most accessible Shakespeare I’ve seen’
So pack a picnic, relax and enjoy live open air theatre with all the family.
Dalegate Market, Main Road, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, PE31 8FB
Tel: 01485 210305
Saturday 6th August 2016, 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Saturday 6th August 2016, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Sunday 7th August 2016, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Tuesday 9th August 2016, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Wednesday 10th August 2016, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Thursday 11th August 2016, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Friday 12th August 2016, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 13th August 2016, 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Saturday 13th August 2016, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
For ticket booking, please see:
Deepdale Café at
Dalegate Market will be offering a
pre-show dinner for the two Saturday evening performances, theatre goers are
recommended to book ahead. They will also be hosting their regular Friday Night
Feast for the show on 12th August. There will also be pre-order picnics
on site, will be open until 8pm each evening for all those essential Shakespeare
watching snacks and drinks.
Bring a chair, a picnic, a few drinks, and sit back and enjoy a wonderful