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Friday 22nd July 2022

A Midsummer Night's Dream

— Eastville Park Swimming Pool
Outdoor Shakespeare at its best!
price: Headfirst Tickets


“Out-of-the-ordinary immersive theatre. After inhabiting Redcliffe Caves and Arnos Vale, Insane Root return to Eastville Swimming Pool for an ambitious open-air renewal of Shakespeare’s iconic enchanted comedy.”
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“The course of true love never did run smooth..."

A wedding celebration disrupted by a dangerous elopement, warring fairies, a band of ambitious performers and the most famous donkey in theatre history! Shakespeare’s iconic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream bursts into life this summer in a hidden corner of Bristol….

Disappear into a world of mischief, mistaken identity and mayhem as ‘Site Specific Theatre Masters’ (Bristol 24/7) Insane Root bring their own special brand of magic to the Eastville Park Old Swimming Pool Garden once more after their acclaimed production of Romeo & Juliet in 2018.

This vibrant new open-air adaptation will transport audiences to Athens for a wedding celebration like no other. Adapted by the company and featuring an ensemble of nine performers playing multiple roles, direction from Hannah Drake, integrated acapella harmonies from Ellie Showering, immersive lighting design by Edmund McKay, and dynamic site-responsive design from Katy Hoste.

"Shakespeare done right; freshly minted, funny, accessible"
- ReviewsHub on 'Romeo & Juliet in Eastville Park Swimming Pool'

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is an Insane Root Theatre Production, adapted by the company and with music by Ellie Showering

Performances: Tues & Thurs: 7:30pm | Wed, Fri, Sat: 6pm and 8:30pm
Running time: approx 1hr 45mins
Age recommendation: 10+

This is an open air theatre production with seating options including (limited) bench seating, stone steps and reservable chairs. Unless specified, seating is unallocated. We can accommodate several wheelchairs at each performance - please contact us directly for Access bookings: team@insaneroot.org.uk

Full price admission £22.00, Open Concessions available at £19.00, Local Resident offer subject to availability from £12.50.
*Please contact us directly on team@insaneroot.org.uk if you are unable to attend at the concessionary rate and we will try to accommodate you subject to availability*

Produced with support from ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.

For FAQs and Terms & Conditions please visit: www.insaneroot.org.uk/midsummer-faqs

Artist Videos:

Macbeth at the Redcliffe Caves (Trailer)
Romeo & Juliet in Eastville Park Swimming Pool | Teaser Trailer
The Cast of Romeo & Juliet on Eastville Park Swimming Pool

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