Time: July 10, 2010 at 7:30pm to July 17, 2010 at 10pm
Location: The Gate Theatre
Street: Keppoch Street
Website or Map: http://www.thegate.org.uk
Phone: 02920 48 33 44
Event Type: theatre, show
Organized By: Bare Knuckle Theatre Company
Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2010
...and here's what it's all about.
All seems well in the village of St Athens when Mayor Theseus announces he will marry Hippolyta, more commonly known amongst the local population as Queen of the Amazons. His peaceful walk across the countryside is ambushed by Egeus' complaint that his daughter Hermia refuses to marry his chosen suitor, Flight Lieutenant Demetrius, since she's in love with Lysander, who Egeus the pub landlord, heartily dislikes.
Egeus calls on an ancient law forcing Theseus to declare that Hermia must marry Demetrius or choose between death or joining a nunnery. Lysander asks Hermia to elope with him to the forest. Hermia's friend, Helena, learns of this and decides to inform Demetrius, whom she loves. Demetrius, though, loves Hermia.
Meanwhile, the local am-dram society consisting of Peter Quince, Nick Bottom and a host of others organize a play to be performed at Theseus' wedding.
In the forest, Oberon King of the Fairies argues with Titania the Fairy Queen that he should have an orphaned child in her care for his page. To obtain the boy, Oberon orders the fairy Puck to obtain a flower from Cupid that will cause anyone to fall in love with the first person they see... and that's when the fun really begins.
Book your tickets on 02920 48 33 44 or online at www.thegate.org.uk or http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/9714
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