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Abbey Shakespeare Players 2013: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Ay me! For aught that I could ever read
Could ever hear by tale or history
The course of true love never did run smooth…

Lysander, Act I Sc 1

In a wood by moonlight, lovers false and true find themselves lost in a world ruled by warring spirits. Mischief and mistaken identity, a man transfigured and a queen bewitched, only serve to increase the confusion.

But a little magic ensures that by the time dawn breaks, harmony is restored and all return to Athens transformed by their experience.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is deservedly Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, magical, touching and hilarious.

With live music in the atmospheric setting of St Dogmaels Abbey, this production captured the wonder and imagination of the Elizabethan theatre with a decidedly modern accent.

Cast & Crew- Photos by Georgina Ferry- Company Photos- Matt's blog- Mechanicals Machine video

If these shadows have offended
Think but this, and all is mended
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear.

Puck, Act V Sc 1

A Midsummer Night's Dream was the Abbey Shakespeare Players' 27th summer production in St Dogmaels Abbey and was directed by Georgina Ferry.

Performances were from 31 July - 3 August 2013 at 8pm

With grateful thanks to the people of St Dogmaels and Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments for their generosity and continued support.

Proceeds from this production donated to Hanes Llandoch and the St Dogmaels War Memorial Project.