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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Theatre in the Forest - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Last night we made our third annual trip into the Rendlesham Forest for the Theatre. Armed with blankets and winter clothes we set off for the 7.30pm performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream.  We were not disappointed, this event put on by 'The Red Rose Chain' gets better every year. Last year we enjoyed A Winter's Tale and the year before it was Romeo and Juliette.  

Here are a few pictures, please forgive the poor photography, I blame the distance from the stage, the fading light then darkness, and the movement!

We had a fantastic evening, despite being the coldest event we have been to, at least it didn't rain.. The last two years we were in summer gear at enjoyed ice creams. This year we needed hot chocolate in the interval. This is the 11th year of the event.

The costumes were clever, all mortals in black and white, very regimented with a melodramatic vaudeville theme.  The fairies were magical, natural, delicate and very, very PINK! (blogger doesn't have the right pink font for this :( !  ). The fairy costumes were covered in pink fairy lights which you can't really tell from the photos.

I love the way the programme gives you an 'in a nutshell' guide to the play too this is so comical and informative at the same time.

Tonight will be the last show, we debated whether to go yesterday or today, and as I feel rough with a cold and sore throat (Which was already coming on yesterday before we went to be honest) I'm glad we went for yesterday!  

As Catherine is off to Uni to study Drama and Theatre Arts, I got her a cami-top with the show logo on it, she can wear this when rehearsing herself!

I can't wait to see what this talented group get up to next year. Off to check them out on facebook.


  1. Lynn, I remember you going to the show last year....this one looks fab too. Its amazing how the weather has changed so quickly isn;t it. I do hope today finds you feeling a whole lot better Hun (((hugs)))..xxx

  2. Love the outdoor theatre, used to go to Regents Park every year.

    When does this one finish?


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