English Theater in a Castle — A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Schloss Lenzburg
Tue 04.06. | Wed 05.06.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy. The story follows the fortunes of a quartet of lovers who are lured into the forest by fairies who trick them with a magic potion that forces them to fall in love with the first person they see. Sadly, the Queen of Fairies herself takes the potion, and when a donkey crosses her path, she falls in love with the beast. This hilarious comedy explores the madness of love and laughs at human folly. It contains some of the finest poetry that Shakespeare wrote, slapstick comedy, touching love scenes, mystery, and theatrical magic. This production, directed by Paul Stebbings and presented by TNT Theatre Britain, has been an extraordinary global success, performing hundreds of times across three continents and even being re-staged in Mandarin. This is a Shakespeare that is easy to understand and enjoy, even for an audience whose first language is not English. Specially composed music is woven into the production, as are choreography, poetry, and above all comedy, led by one of the Bard’s greatest clowns: Bottom, the hopeless amateur actor.
In “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Shakespeare explores the idea that love is random, that we are in love with ourselves rather than the person we supposedly adore, that the eyes deceive us as to a person’s true worth, and that the consequences are sometimes tragic but often comic.
Tickets are CHF 38 for adults and CHF 28 for students and kids.


Schloss Lenzburg
5600 Lenzburg

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