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Hertford Castle Open Air Theatre

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Image from Open Air Theatre 2021

Following on from the success of 2021, Hertford Castle will be the backdrop to two Open Air Theatre performances on the castle lawn, in front of the picturesque Hertford Castle, on Saturday 25th June, organised by Hertford Town Council.

The first show, at 2.30pm, will be a family friendly performance of The Reluctant Dragon. Performed by Quantum Theatre, this enchanting adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s, The Reluctant Dragon tells a touching, sweet and funny tale of bravery and friendship for all the family.

The second show, at 7pm, will be the classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, directed by Michael Whitmore and performed again by Quantum Theatre.

Shakespeare’s classic comedy of love and intrigue, magic, and mayhem, is brought to life in a wonderfully funny and exuberant production of the Shakespeare classic.

Set on that most dangerous of nights when fairies are abroad and nothing is as it seems, four young, unsuspecting, lovers become entangled in their magical affray and soon no mortals are safe in those bewitched and bewitching woods outside Athens.

This exciting, funny, and enchanting production is a treat for the whole family and suitable for all age groups.

Gates will open half an hour before each performance and visitors can pitch up their picnic chairs, bring their own food and drink, or enjoy refreshments, available to purchase from food and drink stalls throughout the performances.

Tickets are to be purchased in advance of the event for £10 (free for under 2 year olds) and are available online at www.hertford.gov.uk/events and from Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 01992 584322.

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