A WHIMSICAL Shakespeare comedy is heading to the stage at a Rugby secondary school.
Pupils at Rugby High School will perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream over three nights this week.
Written by William Shakespeare in 1596 and first performed in 1605, A Midsummer Night’s Dream continues to be one of The Bard’s most cherished comedies.
In the play, two pairs of unfortunate lovers and a group of six amateur actors known as The Mechanicals are manipulated by the mischievous fairies of the forest.
Warring fairy monarchs King Oberon and Queen Titania and the clever fairy Puck play all sorts of tricks on the unknowing young lovers and each other. Meanwhile, The Mechanicals sneak into the forest to rehearse their new play, also unwittingly embroiling themselves in the mischief.
A school spokesperson said: “This play has become renowned for its boisterous charm and exceedingly sharp wit – it is absolutely not to be missed for the comedy lover, Shakespeare aficionado or anyone looking for an enjoyable evening out.
“With an enormous and highly-skilled cast, Rugby High School aims to take a light-hearted approach to Shakespeare’s most memorable comedy through the use of music, physical theatre and much more.”
The play runs from Wednesday (November 27) to Friday (November 29), staring at 7pm in Rugby High School’s main hall. Tickets are £4 for concessions and £6 for adults, and are available in the foyer from 1pm every lunchtime or on the door each night.
Contact the school on 01788 810518 for more information.