A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Afraid of Shakespeare? Too difficult, too many words? Well, think again.

Kirkcudbright Primary Players will be performing a simplified version of Shakespeare’s classic tale ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ later on this month. The script, written by John and Leela Hort is specifically aimed and young children and has all the ingredients needed to charm the young and the not so young.

The story centres around two sets of star crossed lovers who get caught up in the antics of a troop of fairies and sprites and they cast spells in a magical night time forest, and a group of trades people who rehearsing a play for a royal wedding get embroiled in the chaos too!

Local joiner Andy Campbell, - well known for his antics across the region, whether playing a drunken soldier at Maggie’s Tour of Old Kirkcudbright, or the pantomime Dame - will take on the role of Bottom (the joiner) who gets turned into a donkey and becomes a favourite of the fairy queen.

Director Isobel Henkelmann said: “This is a great opportunity to introduce local children to great drama in a very accessible way”.

Tickets are on sale at Thompsons Newsagents and Kirkcudbright Pharmacy in Kirkcudbright and the performance dates are Thursday June 23 and Friday June 24 at 7.30pm and Saturday June 25 at 2.30pm in the Parish Church Hall.