The Stevenage Lytton Players
A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
16th to 19th April 2014
The Lytton Theatre Stevenage
Director – Sophie Ashby

The Stevenage Lytton Players Spring 2014 Production was A Midsummer Night's Dream performed at the Lytton Theatre.

"This day my oaths of drinking wine and going to plays are out, and so I do resolve to take a liberty to-day, and then to fall to them again. To the King's Theatre, where we saw "Midsummer's Night's Dream," which I had never seen before, nor shall ever again, for it is the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life. I saw, I confess, some good dancing and some handsome women, which was all my pleasure."
Samuel Pepys, Diary, Sept 29th 1662

 "You are always insane when you are in love.
Sigmund Freud

A Midsummer Night's Dream has inspired four hundred years of stories and pictures - from great artists to Walt Disney the image of fairies has been moulded by Shakespeare's tale. Strangely enough some people have claimed the play is full of adult, immoral and occult content. So what is it all about?

Ultimately, it's about love. That four letter word that can fill your heart with joy or sadness. It covers unrequited love to true love. How love can conquer everything. It's also about the human imagination. Did everyone dream what happened? Do the fairies exist? Or are they conjured up by the characters' imagination?

After recently tackling Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and As You Like It the Lytton Players thought it was time to return to this much loved classic. Director Sophie Ashby takes on the challenge.

Ticket Prices : £8.50/£6.00c Wed + Thur

Box Office: 01438 357407

Performances start at 7:45pm