Shakespeare’s comedy to be staged at cricket club

As part of Theatre Royal’s summer programme, Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club will be hosting relaxed outside performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in 60 minutes. 

The play is one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies and often features in the upper school English curriculum making this performance a great introduction to Shakespeare for young people.

Max Hutchinson, from Scoot Theatre who are staging the performance, says: ‘They can expect a light-hearted, fast-paced whizz through one of Shakespeare’s favourite comedies, full of energy, humour and music. An accessible take on Shakespeare that is fun for anyone aged five to 105. A real family-friendly community event. Expect costume changes, chaos and cricket-bat sword fights.”

Scoot Theatre engage new audiences by touring to non-traditional venues, making theatre more accessible for those who aren’t always able to attend traditional theatres.

Refreshments will be available at the venue and audiences are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and chairs to watch the performance which takes place at the cricket ground in Newton Road, on Sunday, July 24, at 2pm and 6pm.

To book go online to or contact the box office by emailing 

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