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Shakespeare On The Beach 2021

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream lends itself perfectly to the wonderful open-air setting of Margate beach. Gothic fantasy meets RuPaul‘s Drag Race meets Changeling’s signature cheekiness and you start to get a flavour of what’s in store. A funny, fantastical feast for the senses that will delight audiences of all ages.

 “The course of true love never did run smooth.”

On Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves in an enchanted and mysterious forest, ruled by prying pixies and feuding fairies. The Fairy King and Queen are at war and keen but clueless amateur actors Bottom, Quince and friends are putting on a play. Mischievous fairy Puck is up to no good, playing tricks on them all in a magical comic tale where the course of true love is well and truly scuppered…

Please note: blankets aren’t permitted in the enclosed area. Customers should bring their own chairs. Alternatively, deckchairs will be available for hire at £3.00 each (payable to the attendant on the day).

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Should the weather be too unpleasant, the performance will move indoors at the Winter Gardens. Event staff onsite will direct customers, the Box Office will not be contacting you in the event of the move.

Those customers who were bringing their own seats, please do still do.

Customers are permitted to bring their own food and drink to the venue.


After last year’s performance had to be cancelled, we are incredibly grateful to The Mayor of Margate’s Charity Fund for their generous support in helping to bring back Shakespeare on the Beach.

Changeling Theatre would also like to acknowledge the support of Localgiving and Postcode Society Trust, a grant-giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.


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