Castle Park Theatre makes a welcome return to the city’s award-winning park this week with an open-air classic.
Following last year’s barn storming Julius Caesar, this year’s Shakespeare will be the Bard’s brilliant comedic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
With spurned lovers, mischievous fairies and more than a cool slice of magic that would make David Blaine gasp, the show once again will be performed by a troupe of professional creatives who are all based in and around Colchester.
This year they will be joined by some young theatrical talent for the future, thanks to students from the Theatricool Performing Arts School.
It starts its 12-performance run this Wednesday, June 28, and continues until July 22.
Gates open at 6pm for people to enjoy the space with picnics but there will be a bar serving drinks and light snacks. The show itself starts at 7pm and will go on into the night, illuminated by, well, fairy lights, of course.
Neil Jones, Artistic Director of Castle Park Theatre, says: “We’ve had a lot of fun putting this show together and we’ve pulled in quite a few favours to make it happen, including local magician supremo, Dean Allen Jones, and former Hollywood film composer, Jason Frederick, who has done the music for us. He’s the guy who does the horror nights at the Colchester Arts Centre, so you can expect it to be suitably eerie.”
Tickets are priced £16 and £14 for concessions, available on-line at