As the wedding of Duke Theseus and Hippolyta draws near, a group of Athenians bids to put on a play to entertain the Duke and his entourage. While keen (well, mostly) to do their very best, will the rude mechanicals pull it off?
From A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pyramus and Thisbe is a laugh-out-loud comedy, with ‘merry and tragical’ characters. The play is complemented by recitations of Shakespeare’s sonnets and well-known speeches from Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night and others.
“Whether you are already familiar with Shakespeare or not, it promises to be a hugely entertaining evening,” says director Barbara Seymour. “We’ve had a lot of fun rehearsing this and are looking forward to sharing that with our audiences.”
Performances start at 7:30pm and run from Tuesday 25 February to Saturday 29 February. There will also be a family friendly matinee at 2:30pm on the Saturday. The play will be staged in West Bridgford Dramatic Society’s own Studio Theatre, located at the end of the lane between The Willow Tree pub and the rugby/cricket ground off Stamford Road in West Bridgford.