A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Our artwork for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. The image is split in half with the left side featuring a beautiful mirage of reds, greens, yellows and blues. The right side is a deep blue with the title of the play in the same colours as the left side. Text reads: ‘Open Arts presents a unique adaption of Shakespeare’s A Misummer Night’s Dream 26 th and 27 th April, 7.30pm. Tickets from www.themaclive.com’

This April 26th and 27th !

Be transported to a magical forest world for this unique interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

There you will meet the fairy king and queen Oberon and Titania and their mischievous servant Puck, who creates unintentional havoc for two love-struck couples with the aid of a magic potion.  

Adding to the comedic chaos are the motley crew of The Mechanicals (including in this adaptation a librarian, a DJ and a rugby coach!) performing the famous ‘play within a play’ and poor Bottom, whose head gets magically transformed into that of an ass, and you have all the necessary ingredients for an hilarious story of order and disorder, reality and appearance and love and marriage.

Presented by the award-winning arts and disability charity Open Arts, this very special event will showcase the drama, dance, choral, visual art, creative writing and traditional Javanese Gamelan percussion skills of up to 65 group members who have a range of disabilities: physical, sensory, learning disabilities and mental health illness.

This ambitious production is the result of almost two years’ work by Open Arts participants and tutors and it promises to be an unforgettable celebration of creativity and inclusivity.


The play with be at the Mac on the 26th and 27th of April.

Saturday 27th performance will be audio-described with a touch tour at 6:45pm  

Tickets available on the Mac website and cost £10 and £8 concession fee. Group pricing available-11th ticket free! Click here to purchase!