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Published July 15th 2015
Shakespeare's magical tale of the fairies comes alive
He may have died almost four centuries ago, but William Shakespeare is still able to pack them in.

The Bard, who put down his quill for the final time in 1616, wrote numerous classic plays in his time, none more so than the fantasy comedy tale that is A Midsummer Night's Dream.

And audiences in Tamworth, Staffordshire, were treated to a special outdoor performance of the play while enjoying a summer evening picnicking in the park.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare, Quantum Theatre, Tamworth Castle Grounds
A special performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream

More than 200 people gathered in the picturesque Tamworth Castle Grounds on Saturday 11 July to watch as Quantum Theatre presented their performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The special show formed part of Tamworth Borough Council's packed calendar of events this summer.

The sun smiled on Tamworth's theatre lovers as Shakespeare's popular play of love and intrigue went down well with the crowds, ranging from families with young children to pensioners, many of whom brought picnics for the evening.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Tamworth Castle Grounds, Shakespeare, Quantum Theatre
Fans of the Bard took advantage of the weather

But if you missed Quantum Theatre's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream they will be back on Sunday 16 August when they perform the children's classic The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, this time in Tamworth's Dosthill Park .

Beatrix Potter's classic characters will be brought to life from 1.30pm, with gates open 45 minutes prior to the performance. Audiences are invited to take their own seating and picnics, but are asked not to take any glass items or gazebos, while alcohol is also banned on site.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare, Tamworth Castle Grounds
A Midsummer Night's Dream sets standard for Beatrix Potter to follow

Tickets are priced 8 or 6 concessions, or 25 for a family ticket.

All tickets must be bought in advance by visiting, in person from Tamworth Information Centre in Corporation Street or by calling the Box Office on 01827 709618.

A transaction fee of 1 is payable on all online and telephone bookings.
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Why? Shakespeare's classic fantasy play in the great outdoors
When: 11 July 2015
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Tamworth Castle Grounds, Tamworth B79 7NA
Cost: 8 adults, 6 concessions, 25 family ticket
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