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The Oxford School of Drama present two Shakespeare Plays ‘The Comedy of Errors’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Sunday 13, June 2010

 

The Oxford School of Drama present two Shakespeare Plays ‘The Comedy of Errors’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

 

The Oxford School of Drama presents Summer Shakespearean productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare.

 

Mistaken identities and mismatched lovers lie at the heart of these turbulent tales. In The Comedy of Errors, Antipholus and his servant Dromio journey far from their hometown in search of their long-lost twin brothers. Their arrival in a foreign city sets off a farcical chain of mishaps as the twins are mistaken for each other, resulting in a climax of comedic chaos that only Shakespeare could devise.

 

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, eloping lovers, feuding fairies and amateur actors are entangled by Puck’s meddling in an enchanted forest. Magic and mischief ensue as the bewitched, the bewitcher and the bedeviled struggle to restore order.

 

Come early and enjoy your picnic in the glorious setting of Blenheim Palace’s Pleasure Gardens before the start of the performance at 7pm. Seating for the performance will be in the specially designed auditorium made from hay bales. Refreshments will be available and delicious Blenheim Palace picnic hampers are available to pre-order by calling 01993 813874 or email sales@blenheimhospitality.com.

 

Performances continue whether it is a balmy summer’s evening or in the event of rain. However, if for safety reasons the decision needs to be taken to cancel a performance, it will only be made at the scheduled start time. In the unlikely event your performance is cancelled,you may exchange your ticket for any remaining performance subject to availability. Refunds are not given.

 

The Oxford School of Drama, based just outside Woodstock in converted eighteenth century farm buildings some of Britain’s brightest young actors are learning their craft. In the last 12 months seven productions at The Royal National Theatre and three at the RSC have starred graduates. Other recent graduates have played lead roles in BBC1’s Little Dorrit and Sense and Sensibility at The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Chichester Festival Theatre and Royal Court Theatre. The Oxford School of Drama Trust, Sansomes Farm Studios, Woodstock, OX20 1ER. Reg charity: 1072770

 

Blenheim Palace is set in 2,100 acres of spectacular parkland in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and is only 8 miles from Oxford. For more information about Blenheim Palace visit www.blenheimpalace.com

 

Performances as follows:

Monday 14 June - A Midsummer Night's Dream

 Tuesday 15 June - The Comedy of Errors

Wednesday 16 June - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thursday 17 June - The Comedy of Errors

Friday 18 June - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday 19 June - The Comedy of Errors

 

Prices Monday - Friday Saturday

Adult £12.00 £15.00

Concession £8.00 £11.00

Child £5.00 £8.00

 

Please note:

  • Each performance lasts for approx 2 and half hours with a 15min intermission.  There will be plenty of straw bales to sit on, however, if you wish to bring your own seat then please do so. 
  • This is an outdoor performance with no covers available if it rains, so bring along wet weather gear. 

 

 

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