The perfect setting for a summer's evening's entertainment

The most magical and probably the most popular of Shakespeare’s plays is being presented in a beautiful garden setting from Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th July at 8pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 2pm.

Local company Shakespeare Live, in their 29th year of outdoor shows, have a new venue at Cleeve House, Seend, SN12 6PG, where their 366 seater tiered and covered stand will face a sylvan background perfect for the fantastic, romantic and funny antics of fairies and humans, including, of course, the famous workman Bottom, unwittingly transformed by mischievous Puck into a donkey in order to woo the enchanted and enchanting Queen of the Fairies.

As the light fades on a summer’s evening, the top quality lighting takes over, and with sound, costume and production values all at the highest level, you can be sure of great entertainment. And if the weather is less than perfect, the play goes on, even if the actors do sometimes get wet!

Whilst the play is the centre piece, the event also offers the chance to picnic before every show, and to enjoy great extra entertainment on the Saturday Gala Night.

Ticket prices range from £5 – £20 and can be bought through the company website,, or by calling the box office on 07780 938107.

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