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» Last updated:21st July 2014
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» FINAL WEEK.....A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare
Revival of Shakespeare's magical romantic comedy for the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, staged in period dress in the majestic grounds of Kings College.

"A saucily delightful production... Benet Catty's direction beautifully captured the energy and vitality of the Bard's celebration of freedom and fertility". Cambridge Evening News

Kings College Gardens, Cambridge
Mon-Sat 7.30pm

TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare

Revival of Shakespeare comedy.

Opens July 28th 2014
St John's College Gardens, Cambridge
Tickets now on sale the News

21/07/14 » DREAM big
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM had a bumper week las week, playing to around 2,000 people, pushing it's total audience towards 3,000. Clive James was seen in Friday's audience. The Cambridge Evening News called it a "saucily delightful production" in a glowing review.

15/07/14 » 1,000 Dreams
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM has now played to over 1,000 people in its first week at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival. It plays until 26th July.

13/07/14 » DREAM plays
Benet's fun, funny and pacy outdoor production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM has now been running a week in the glorious surroundings of Kings College Gardens in Cambridge and been seen by almost 1,000 people. The productions runs until July 26th.

12/06/14 » Summer Shakespeare warms up
Benet is currently preparing to direct two Shakespeare plays for the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, for whom he directed Romeo and Juliet last year. He starts work on A Midsummer Night's Dream, in ten days time. Tickets are now available via

04/06/14 » OBAMERICA opens to full house
The ObamAmerica festival of short plays, in which Ben's production of BRADLEY-CHELSEA-NAMELESS features, opened to an enthusiastic full house last night at Theatre 503. Performances continue until this Sunday before a new set of plays take over next week.

12/03/14 » BLIND EYE receives world premiere
BLIND EYE, the brilliant new play which Ben worked on with author Susannah Finzi over a year in 2008/9 and staged an industry reading of, gets its long awaited world premiere in Lisbon tomorrow where it runs until the end of the month.

01/03/14 » Summer filling up
Benet is currently booked to direct a drama school project and two Shakespeare productions between May and August. Full details to be announced here next month. the Press

What's been said about our previous productions?

» Dream
» Cosi
» R&J
» Silence
» Boom
» Life After

» Previous Productions Review

» Kevin Spacey & The Old Vic—Feb 28, 2014
Kevin Spacey's time at the Old Vic has been a mixed blessing artistically but a big hit culturally. The high-point of Matthew Warchus' production of the Norman Conquests trilogy was counter-balanced by the infamous Complicity in which Richard Dreyfus had to wear an earpiece to have his lines fed to him. Spacey's own performances in... Read More Review

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