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A Midsummer Night’s Picnic

Another marker for the start of summer is the number of outdoor theatre productions that are advertised.

As it’s on our doorstep, Clare and I decided to watch a production of ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’ at Packwood House, one of Warwickshire’s most popular National Trust venues.

Whilst some of the audience came armed with deluxe picnic hampers complete with table and candelabra, we were more low-key – taking camping chairs and wine, and a few nibbles from Marks & Spencer – happy to enjoy a bit of alfresco theatre in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside.

We’re not big on the works of Mr Shakespeare, and did wonder if it would be a little too high brow for us. We needn’t have worried.

The actors from The Lord Chamberlains Men Theatre Company, had the whole audience in stitches as the all-male cast played both the male and female characters , and I would imagine anyone would find it an entertaining evening.


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