Shakespeare Comes to Wakefield Cathedral

05 July 2024

Wakefield Cathedral is delighted to host the Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Prepare to be swept away into the magical forest of Athens, where bewitched lovers, mischievous fairies, and comical players come together in a spellbinding evening of theatre. Set against the backdrop of our historic cathedral, Chapterhouse Theatre Company will transport you to an enchanted world with their stunning Elizabethan costumes, evocative musical score, and exceptional performances. Whether you’re a lifelong Shakespeare enthusiast or new to his works, this production promises to be an evening of unmissable theatre, filled with laughter and magic.

“Combining enthusiasm, impeccable voicing and devastating use of visual humour, Chapterhouse bring Shakespeare to life in an exhilarating and raucously entertaining fashion”
Edinburgh Evening News

Filled with visual flair and comic sparkle”
The Stage

About the Play

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

  • Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is one of Shakespeare’s most renowned comedies, weaving together three enchanting storylines under the mischievous influence of the fairy trickster, Puck. Follow the adventures of four young lovers lost in a magical forest, the quarrels of the Faerie King Oberon and Queen Titania, and the antics of a group of amateur actors putting on a play. Written in 1595 or 1596, possibly to celebrate an aristocratic wedding, the play is a timeless tale of order and chaos, dreams and reality, and the complexities of love and marriage.

About Chapterhouse Theatre Company

Founded in 1999, Chapterhouse Theatre Company has earned critical acclaim for their UK and international tours, specializing in Shakespearean plays, classic literature adaptations, and family-friendly shows. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Chapterhouse continues to thrive, delighting audiences with their outdoor Shakespeare productions, music concerts, and seasonal tours, including performances at prestigious venues such as The British Museum.

Over the years, Chapterhouse has performed at some of the most beautiful historic venues across the UK and Ireland, including collaborations with The National Trust, English Heritage, cathedrals, and stately homes. Their mission is to create unique theatrical experiences that bring joy to both new and returning audiences year after year.


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