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Bare Knuckle Co’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

July 14, 2010

Cardiff will be host to another Shakespeare production this summer – this time indoors. Bare Knuckle Company will perform their ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at The Gate:

“All seems well in the village of St Athens when Mayor Theseus announces he will marry Hippolyta, more commonly known amongst the local population as Queen of the Amazons. His peaceful walk across the countryside is ambushed by Egeus’ complaint that his daughter Hermia refuses to marry his chosen suitor, Flight Lieutenant Demetrius, since she’s in love with Lysander, who Egeus the pub landlord, heartily dislikes. Egeus calls on an ancient law forcing Theseus to declare that Hermia must marry Demetrius or choose between death or joining a nunnery. Lysander asks Hermia to elope with him to the forest. Hermia’s friend, Helena, learns of this and decides to inform Demetrius, whom she loves. Demetrius, though, loves Hermia. Confused yet? Meanwhile, the local am-dram society consisting of Peter Quince, Nick Bottom and a host of others organize a play to be performed at Theseus’ wedding. In the forest, Oberon King of the Fairies argues with Titania the Fairy Queen that he should have an orphaned child in her care for his page. To obtain the boy, Oberon orders the fairy Puck to obtain a flower from Cupid that will cause anyone to fall in love with the first person they see… and that’s when the fun really begins.”

Saturday 10 July, 7.30pm

Thursday 15 July, 7.30pm

Friday 16 July, 7.30pm

Saturday 17 July, 7.30pm

For more information click here.

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