This summer twelve actors and musicians will transform The Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park, Britain’s finest ornamental garden into a world of warring ethereal kings, queens and star-crossed lovers, for an immersive theatre version of Shakespeare’s much loved comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, running from 24 June – 19 July 2015.
Exclusive access has been granted for audience members to weave their way through an array of hidden gardens and spectacular lawns before, during and after the performances. From 6.30pm, Master of Ceremonies, Puck and his musical troupe will lead you on an enchanted journey through the beautiful orchard.
Set in a mystical forest, Shakespeare’s comedy unravels as wedding bells toll and Duke Theseus and Hippolyta prepare for their nuptials. A story of transformation, a woodland quarrel brews between a quartet of young Athenian lovers and audacious amateur actors are soon led astray by the fairies who rule the land.
Striking costume pieces, a truly remarkable setting and strong emphasis on movement and music will enhance the flamboyant atmosphere in this immersive recreation of a Shakespearean classic.
Attracting nearly 3000 visitors a day in the height of the season, the Windsor Great Park will celebrate the best of the British summertime with specially crafted hampers available to purchase; special permission has been granted for them to be enjoyed within the garden whilst making the most of the set’s natural habitat. Audiences can explore the exquisite ‘fairy garden’ during the interval before the much-anticipated musical finale.
WATCH YOUR HEAD aim to create exciting theatrical experiences and celebrate classic texts in remarkable and unique settings. After a hugely successful run in Maidenhead last year, the team have revived the production to engage a wider, younger and more modern audience.
The Mackintosh Foundation is a proud sponsor of Watch Your Head’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM 24TH JUNE – 19TH JULY 2015
6.30pm start, with access to gardens from 6pm
Wednesday 24th June – Sunday 28th June
Wednesday 1st July – Sunday 5th July
Wednesday 8th July – Sunday 12th July
Wednesday 15th July – Sunday 19th July
BOOK TICKETS ONLINE
Tuesday 14th April 2015