Punk Oberon and Titania

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wed. 1st June to Saturday 4th June 2005

Wed. 8th June to Saturday 11th June 2005

Directed by Richard Nisbet and Steven Russell

Shakespeare at Traquair celebrated 10 years of promenade productions by performing the play that began it all in 1995.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (2005)

Athens in the The Walled Garden

Bottom is an ass

A Midsummer Night's Dream Programme

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare at Traquair are proud to present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, a promenade performance in the grounds and gardens of Traquair House, starting 1st June 2005 at 7.30pm.

“Trip away; Make no stay; Meet me all by break of day”

“I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine:”

Ah! And not so far away, down among the grounds of Traquair House, Innerleithen, where we celebrate 10 years of Shakespeare at Traquair with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Yes, 10 years since Judy Steel and Richard Nisbet directed the first on that magical journey!!

Come all and join the merry band of mechanicals as they rehearse their play The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death, of Pyramus and Thisby. Will they perform it for Theseus’ marriage to Hyppolita or will the pompous Master Of the Revels, Philostrate have them banned.

Mingle through the forests and see if you can spot any Fairies/Sprites/Elfs/Goblins there. Maybe even an Ass or two!! Will Oberon make up or over with Titania? Will the Lovers find their way out of the woods?

Titania's Bower