Midsummer Mechanicals photo on Stagedoor
Midsummer Mechanicals photo on Stagedoor

Midsummer Mechanicals Tickets

Shakespeare’s Globe's family show, based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, returns to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this summer.

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Sat 22 Jul - Sat 26 Aug 2023, 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm Relaxed: Fri 11 Aug, 3pm & Wed 23 Aug, 11am Audio Described: Wed 9 Aug, 1.30pm Captioned: Sat 12 Aug, 3pm BSL: Thu 17 Aug, 1.30pm

Runtime: 1h 50m

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Looking for a dream of a show that will suit every member of the family? The return of this 2022 Olivier nominated comedy, inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, should fit the bill. Think of The Play That Goes Wrong but with Shakespeare as Nick Bottom and his fellow thespians attempt to put on a show and fail—hilariously. If Dream doesn’t fit the bill and you are looking for an outside family show with a Shakespeare theme, then check out Jennifer Tang’s version of The Tempest at the Open Air Theatre.

About Midsummer Mechanicals

One midsummer’s night, a band of amateur actors led by Nick Bottom staged their first ever play. It was so bold, so brilliant and so chaotic that it went down in theatre history. Now these actors – known as the Mechanicals – are back to perform their latest masterpiece, and with half an hour to go until curtain-up, everything is in hand. The actors are (almost) assembled, the play is (nearly) rehearsed, and the audience (that’s you!) are ready. What could possibly go wrong? Everything, it turns out. Join us for side-splitting fun and mayhem as the Mechanicals create their new play – with your help! ‘Hanging out with these woodland thesps is a riot’ (The Times) and ‘a joy to watch…great family entertainment’ (British Theatre Guide). It’s a perfect first experience of Shakespeare’s plays as the Mechanicals ‘make a young audience feel right at home’ (The Guardian). A co-production with Splendid Productions, Midsummer Mechanicals is recommended for everyone from age 5 to 105.