A Midsummer Night's Dream
29 June 2022
Evenings - 7:30pm, Matinees - 2:30pm
£16; £14 concessions
Are you sure that we are awake? It seems to me that yet we sleep, we dream.
It’s the height of Summer, and the ancient city of Athens has never felt colder. The young nobleman Demetrius is set to marry his bride Hermia, and their parents are overjoyed. The only problem is, she’s in love with someone else. Fleeing the broken court, and her impending nuptials, Hermia escapes to the forest beyond the city, ready to elope.
There, deep in an enchanted forest of lights, new mysteries await her. A feuding fairy King and Queen plot revenge, a band of travelling misfit actors prepare their latest performance, and a magical trickster, ready to cause mischief, has other ideas for the young lovers’ midsummer’s night.
Iris Summer Festival
This Summer, join Iris at its annual season of outdoor theatre at the beautiful 17th century St Paul’s Church in the heart of Covent Garden. Escape to the forest, where fairies, lovers and a travelling band of actors await magical wonderment in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as three newly commissioned works from early-career artists.
Now in its 14th year, Iris’ summer season has become a critically-acclaimed, award-winning part of the theatrical calendar, welcoming thousands of people to the incomparable Actors’ Church right in the middle of the West End. Taking place in the grounds of the church, Iris’s Summer Season is an escape from the hustle and bustle, and an experience like no other.
Booking Age Recommendation: 8+
Running time: TBC, but expected 2h30m including an interval