Open Air Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“gloriously eccentric and very, very funny”
The Stage

Midsummer Nights Dream Set A-33

By The Handlebards

This is A Midsummer Night’s Dream as you’ve never seen it before…

Four young lovers find themselves enveloped in the dream-like arms of a magical forest full of sprites, where a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war over the possession of an Indian boy. A group of amateur actors share the same forest. They’re rehearsing for a play. Fairies and humans collide. Hilarity ensues.

In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

Dates, Venues & Tickets

4 September 2020 19:00 & 21:00
5 September 2020 15:00

** Tickets will be released at a later date


Landgoed Raadhuis De Pauw, Wassenaar
Raadhuislaan 22, 2242 Wassenaar

Running Time

Approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes including interval*

*The running time may be shorter than indicated; we will let you know if that ends up being the case.


Get out your picnic hampers and fill them with your home-made pies, tartes, salads and whatever more…. Do take insect repellents, warm clothes etc with you. Grounds open 2 hours before the performance.

Facilities in the grounds
There are toilets available at all locations.

Specials in Wassenaar
Kaas en Worst – Food truck
with warm and cold snacks and drinks.

If it rains… well, you get wet!
Bad weather does NOT stop the performance.
The show will go on! So dress accordingly.

**Please note STET will not provide blankets for hygiene and safety reasons due to current circumstances. So make sure you bring your own blanket from home**

Book Sales
Buy your English books before and after the performances. Rainbow Corner Books is an independent mobile bookshop specialised in the best and most up-to-date English books (for children). The collection is amazing, you will be spoiled for choice!