A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Iris Theatre

Available to 13 August 2022

Are you a fan of movies like 10 Things I Hate About You and She's The Man? Those iconic 90's and early-noughties romcom classics that many of us grew up with, full to the brim with charming comedy moments and of course, love... 

Then, you need to book your tickets to this show right now!

"Even if you've seen A Midsummer Night's Dream a hundred times before or you've never seen a Shakespeare, this is a show for you" Director, Sara Aniqah Malik

Experience Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy in the heart of Covent Garden with the award-winning Iris Theatre. 

Set in an American college campus called Athens, it’s Midsummer’s night and the young people are getting ready for a party. Young Demetrius is about to be crowned prom king with his queen-to-be (he hopes) Hermia. Only problem is, she’s in love with someone else…

Fleeing her homecoming throne, Hermia escapes to the forest where new mysteries await her.

“Are you sure that we are awake? It seems to me that yet we sleep, we dream.”

A feuding fairy King and Queen plot revenge, a band of travelling misfits prepare for their latest performance whilst a magical trickster pursues mischief.

Expect enchantments, merriment, 90s throwbacks and love triangles aplenty in this hilarious romp through the gardens of the stunning Actors Church in Central London.

Can love really conquer all? Now in its 14th year, Iris’ summer season has become a critically-acclaimed, award-winning part of the theatrical calendar, welcoming thousands of people to the incomparable Actors’ Church right in the middle of the West End. Taking place in the grounds of the church, Iris’s Summer Season is an escape from the hustle and bustle, and an experience like no other.

A performance venue with a difference

This is an outdoor promenade performance. While seating will be provided, guests will be required to move around the grounds and inside the church to watch all the action.

This performance is taking place outdoors and will go ahead even if it is raining, so please make sure to prepare for all weathers and bring a rain jacket. Disposable rain ponchos will be available if needed.

Access to the grounds for the summer shows is generally from the side gate half-way down Kings Street. 

You can grab a drink at the pop-up bar 'The Bard' and soak up some outdoor theatre with Shakespeare's best-loved comedy in the beautiful gardens of The Actors' Church, Covent Garden.

St Paul's Church,
Covent Garden,
- WC2E 9ED
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