A midsummer night’s dream

by Shakespeare, adapted by Infinite Jest (UK)
a hilarious children’s show for 5+


this performance is part of The Hague Shakespeare Fringe Weekend:
Shakespeare Unexpected 19 -22 April 2018

Conjuring Theseus’ court, the magical forest and the volatile fairy world, using 5 actors, physical theater, live music, song and dance, puppetry, and audience participation …

Five couples – three human, one fairy, and one mythical  -find their relationships sorely tested, intimately probed and indecently exposed when a troupe of amateur thatricals bumble into the forest to rehearse a play. Add to this bawdy mix a heady brew of confusion, magic and mischief, and you have the most perfectly froth comedy. Enjoy Shakespeare’s ingenuity with the whole family!

Dates, Venues & Tickets

Saturday 21 April 14:00-14:45 Interactive Shakespeare Workshop(5+) Koninklijke Schouwburg, Paradijs Click here for tickets!
Saturday 21 April 15:00 A Midsummer Night’s Dream (5+) Koninklijke Schouwburg, Paradijs Click here for tickets!
Sunday 22 April 15:00 A Midsummer Night’s Dream (5+) Koninklijke Schouwburg, Paradijs Tickets on sale soon!


Koninklijke Schouwburg, Paradise
Korte Voorhout 3, 2511 CW The Hague 
10 mins walk from The Hague Central Station
Trams from CS 9, 16 and 17
By car: Parking under Toernooiveld 

Running Time

55 minutes, no break


Adults € 17,50 / Children <12 * € 9,50
* Children have to be accompanied by an adult
Discounts for group bookings (birthday parties) available – contact STET (info@theenglishtheate.nl)


Saturday 21 April 14.00 (45 mintues)
Infinite Jest workshops are all about getting everyone to step into the world of Shakespeare’s wonderful plays and be those characters – thinking their thoughts and speaking their lines. During this 45-minute interactive workshop your children will have the chance to get to know the actors who they will see in the performance afterwards. They will get a basic understanding of the story line and characters in a fun and playful way. Parents can have a nice, relaxed coffee while the children are sharing the stage with the actors.
Participation costs €5,00 per child under 12 years. Click here to buy tickets. SOLD OUT

Children’s Book Sale by Rainbow Corner Books

Buy your English children’s books before and after the performances. Rainbow Corner Books is an independent mobile book business specializing in the sale of the best and most up to date English books for children. Whatever book you need, they can help. They can also visit your school, playgroup or home to sell books or to take orders, earning a commission in free books for you or your school.

STET Education

Did you know that STET Education offers professional workshops, performances at your school? You can also contact us for special, tailor-made programmes and if you like to invite an “artist in residence” to your school. Infinite Jest regulary visits schools to perform and workhsop in the Netherlands. Take a look at our Education page to get more information, or emial education@theenglishtheatre.nl

More about the company

Infinite Jest is a London based youth theatre company which was founded by Henry Everet and Fiona Putman, who both have a great passion for Shakespeare and in particular on how to make Shakespeare accessible to young people.

In their own words:
“As actors we’ve never had more fun in the rehearsal room or on stage than in performing Shakespeare. And we’ve never enjoyed it more than when there have been young people in the audience – laughing, cheering, booing – or simply enthralled! They may not understand all the language (let’s face it, the adults don’t get it all either!) but they can relate to all the characters – the goodies, baddies, lovers, dreamers, kings, queens, fools and clowns.
We love performing for children. They are unashamedly in the moment; demonstrative, honest and easily distracted. Performing with children in mind imposes the remit of never, for a moment, alienating our audiences. In making children our target audience, we have no choice but to create work that is funny, physical, understandable, thought provoking and life affirming; otherwise the children will simply switch off or get up and leave.
Our captivation with Shakespeare continues to grow as we learn more, read more, watch more and in particular play more. The enjoyment of Shakespeare is so much in the playing of Shakespeare and it’s for this reason that Infinite Jest was formed.
Nowadays, young children are benefitting from the realisation that you can’t teach Shakespeare unless you DO Shakespeare.”


Steve McCourt – Lysander/Oberon –  http://www.spotlight.com/7819-9056-6618
Rod Silvers – Bottom –  http://www.spotlight.com/4292-0164-7307
Amy Tobias – Hermia/Puck –  http://www.spotlight.com/6697-3426-1925
Rosie Nicholls – Helena/Titania –  http://www.spotlight.com/4857-8978-6202 
Robbie Curran – Demetrius/Quince –   http://www.spotlight.com/6697-3494-4713