On Thursday, 21st June (Midsummer’s Day), in the stunning open-air setting of the ruins of Basing House (the largest private house in Tudor England), Chapterhouse Theatre Company will be presenting Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre. Picnic with family and friends in the picturesque walled garden for the perfect evening of magical theatre in magical surroundings. Make sure you bring ring rugs or low-back seating.
Entrance is from 5 pm, the play starts at starts 6 pm. Prices for adults: £17.60; children £11; family (2 adults, 2 children) £49.22 – including booking fee. Tickets are available online at www.seetickets.com/event/a-midsummer-night-s-dream/basing-house/1203766 or by contacting the visitor centre by phone on 01256 463965 or in person.
Park in the free car park at Basing House Lodge, Redbridge Lane, Old Basing RG24 7HB (please use the car park and not on the street in the village). Visitors arriving on foot should enter via Garrison Gate.
Performances go ahead in all but the worst weather. For more information telephone 01256 463965 or go to www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/event/midsummer-nights-dream