Mischief, magic and more in Lynden Players’ Midsummer Night’s Dream

The cast had "an absolute blast" rehearsing
The cast had "an absolute blast" rehearsing

Confused lovers, hapless labourers and meddlesome fairies will guarantee laughs a-plenty, as Lynden Players take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream .

The decision to tackle Shakespeare is a first for the society, who have never performed a play by the Bard before.

Director Katy Roberts said: “The whole cast have had an absolute blast rehearsing for this production, and we’d absolutely love to be able to show people that Shakespeare isn’t what they remember from their dull English lessons of old.”

“This production is full of quirky, engaging characters and a brilliant storyline about love, jealousy and magic – and what happens when all three get meddled with by a mischievous sprite!”

The play focuses on four young Athenians, who are thrown into romantic chaos when a group of fairies interfere in their love lives.

Meanwhile, a band of six labourers attempt to put together an amateur play for the Duke of Athens’ wedding celebrations – with hilarious consequences.

Katy Roberts added: “I’m so proud to be the director of such a fantastic show. Everyone has worked so hard to make it as fantastic as it is, so please come and support our Shakespearean debut.”

The show takes place at Middleton Cheney Village Hall from Thursday, May 14 to Saturday, May 16. Tickets are £8 (£7 concessions). To book, call the box office on 07849 062739 or visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/lydenplayers