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Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club to host family-friendly outdoor performances of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

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One of Shakespeare's most famous comedies can be enjoyed by families outdoors at Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club.

Relaxed, outside performances of a Midsummer Night's Dream on July 24 at 2pm and 6pm are being brought to audiences by Scoot Theatre, as part of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds' summer programme.

Refreshments will be available at the cricket ground, in Nowton Road, and audiences are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and chairs to watch the 60-minute performance.

Scoot Theatre is presenting A Midsummer Night's Dream at Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club
Scoot Theatre is presenting A Midsummer Night's Dream at Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club

A Midsummer Night’s Dream often features in the secondary school English curriculum making this show a great introduction to Shakespeare for young people, the Theatre Royal said.

Max Hutchinson, from Scoot Theatre, said: "They can expect a light-hearted, fast-paced whizz through one of Shakespeare’s favourite comedies, full of energy, humour and music.

"An accessible take on Shakespeare that is fun for anyone aged five to 105! A real family-friendly community event. Expect costume changes, chaos and cricket-bat sword fights!"

Scoot Theatre engages new audiences by touring to non-traditional venues, making theatre more accessible for those who aren’t always able to attend traditional theatres.

To book visit the Theatre Royal website www.theatreroyal.org

The Box Office is available to help with any queries by emailing booking@theatreroyal.org

Audience members with access needs or those requiring assistance can contact booking@theatreroyal.org