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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Rubbish Shakespeare

Type:Family

Darwen Market Square, Railway Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 2RJ

Tel: 01254 706 006

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Rubbish Shakespeare

Runaways. Fairies. Goblins.  Water Pistols!?!   Look out, it’s Rubbish Shakespeare.

Athens. The past. Four idiots enter wearing bed sheets for togas.  With rubbish props, silly wigs and a ladder, they attempt to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an hour. And fail. Miserably. With hilarious results.

Described as ‘like Horrible Histories but funnier’ (Primary Times), this dream is an anarchic, slapstick, all-ages comedy that promises belly laughs for the whole family.  Expect bubble guns, mop heads, chair legs, cardboard cutout cast members, lightsabers and a frankly pitiful attempt at ‘magic'.

Perfect as an introduction to Shakespeare or for any Shakespeare enthusiast.  They’ll make a mess of this dream, even if it bruises them. 

'I’m a firm believer that when you take the kids to see a show, you can tell if it’s good or not purely by watching their expressions.  These performers had their young audience eating out of the palms of their hands’ Number 9

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Donation suggested £3 - £10Free

Age guidance: 4 - 104 years

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsEngland We're Good To Go England We're Good To Go 2020

Directions

Road Directions

Situated in Darwen town centre. From M65, approach along the main road into Darwen. From Bolton, approach along main road into Darwen town centre.  

Public Transport Directions

There are regular buses between Blackburn, Bolton, and Darwen. Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for details of local public transport from where you live 01254 688040. Alternatively, for public transport information out of our normal office hours contact: Travel Line: 0871 200 2233 (for bus services around the Lancashire area) or  National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50

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COVID-19 Response

  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Currently closed

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  • In town/city centre

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