Shakespeare for a midsummer night’s entertainment

Shakespeare comes to Fyvie Castle this month – and the audience will find the course of true love never did run smooth.

The Three Inch Fools will visit the National Trust for Scotland’s Fyvie Castle with an outdoor performance of a Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Three Inch Fools will perform their unique adaptation of a Shakespeare’s popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the gardens at Fyvie Castle on 25 July.

This setting provides an excellent backdrop for a tale of runaway lovers, beguiling potions and a rather unfortunate individual who gets turned into a donkey!

Celine Mutch, visitor services supervisor, functions and events, Fyvie Castle, said: ‘We look forward to welcoming fans of Shakespeare who will be able to experience this unique outdoor performance of one of the playwright’s best loved comedies in our gardens, one of 38 gardens and designed landscapes that the National Trust for Scotland cares for and protects.’

The Three Inch Fools are a motley troupe of five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, and promise to bring the magical world of the Midsummer Night’s Dream forest vividly to life in this new production with bold choreography, fast-paced character swapping and mystical sounds.

Advance booking is advised.

Gates open at 6pm, and the performance starts at 7pm. Tickets are adult: £14, concessions £10.

Attendees are advised to dress warmly and bring a picnic and rug or low seating.

The National Trust for Scotland is the charity that celebrates and protects Scotland’s heritage. It relies on the support of its members and donors to carry out its important work of caring for the natural and built heritage of Scotland for everyone to enjoy.