A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S SHOWCASE
In July and August 2021, Front Room Productions presented A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S SHOWCASE in parks across Leeds!
Friends, Romans, countrymen: lend us your ears,
Gather a picnic, and your favourite peers,
Head down to the park, for there’s magic in the air,
Shakespearean scenes we will with you share,
From Romeo and Juliet, to silly Twelfth Night,
To Much Ado and Macbeth (to give you a fright),
Play on we will, if music be the food of love,
With a Shakespearean twist on the songs you’ve heard of,
For all the world’s a stage, and to ourselves we must be true,
On this midsummer’s day, we will entertain you!
Already watched everything on Netflix? Need something new to try? Then join us for a joyful showcase of Shakespearean scenes and pop-songs in your local park! There’ll be plenty of room for distancing, and it’s all absolutely FREE.
Whether you’re a Bard buff, or it’s your first taste of Shakespeare, we promise fun for all the family in beautiful surroundings – the perfect shared experience after the long weeks of lockdown.
Praise for A Midsummer Night's Showcase:
"Massive congrats @FrontRoomProd @livracey et al for a tip top Shakespeare night out. Super lovely to be able to take the baby too!! #AMidsummerNightsShowcase" Audience Member, via Twitter
"Othello was so gripping 'but I will wear my heart upon my sleeve' goosebumps. Gr8 stuff guys. Thank you." Audience Member, via Twitter
"WOW! We loved every minute from the unique venue to the clever song choices, the families with young children, the drizzle, the joy & sadness of Shakespeare. Thank you for such a wonderful evening." Audience Member, via email
This production is supported using public funds by Arts Council England, as well as funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council, and Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society.