STET’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by The Handelbards

CANCELLED – click here to see replacement event.

4th & 5th September.

Performed by The Handlebards – this is A Midsummer Night’s Dream as you’ve never seen it before…

Four young lovers find themselves enveloped in the dream-like arms of a magical forest full of sprites, where a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war over the possession of an Indian boy. A group of amateur actors share the same forest. They’re rehearsing for a play. Fairies and humans collide. Hilarity ensues.

In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

The HandleBards began with a sense of adventure, a love of Shakespeare and a nifty little pun. Since four fearless friends pedalled Twelfth Night to twenty UK venues in 2013, we have grown to become an internationally renowned theatre company, bringing our uniquely irreverent brand of Shakespeare to audiences all over the globe. Our shows have received critical acclaim from national press, regional press and audience members alike. The Stage called us “gloriously eccentric and very, very funny”. The Shields Gazette found us “chaotic, clever and charming”. And The Adelaide Advertiser said that we were like “Blackadder meets Monty Python meets the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts”.

We travel by bike because we care about the planet and we want to promote healthy living. In 2014, we won the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award. We were nominated again in 2015, and in 2016 we were nominated for the Stage’s inaugural Sustainability Award. Our take on Shakespeare is fast, funny and fearless. If you’ve never seen Shakespeare before, there’s no better introduction. If you’re a Bard buff, you’ve never seen it done like this.

The performances will take place at Landgoed Raadhuis De Pauw, Wassenaar Raadhuislaan 22, 2242 Wassenaar.

CLICK HERE for tickets and more information

Get out your picnic hampers and fill them with your home-made pies, tartes, salads and whatever more…. Do take insect repellents, warm clothes etc with you. Grounds open 2 hours before the performance.

Facilities in the grounds
There are toilets available at all locations.

Specials in Wassenaar
Kaas en Worst – Food truck
with warm and cold snacks and drinks.

Weather
If it rains… well, you get wet!
Bad weather does NOT stop the performance.
The show will go on! So dress accordingly.

**Please note STET will not provide blankets for hygiene and safety reasons due to current circumstances. So make sure you bring your own blanket from home**

Book Sales
Buy your English books before and after the performances. Rainbow Corner Books is an independent mobile bookshop specialised in the best and most up-to-date English books (for children). The collection is amazing, you will be spoiled for choice!

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