Chumleigh Gardens, Burgess Park
People's Company, an adult community theatre company based at Southwark Playhouse, is pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Friends of Burgess Park and Southwark Council Parks and Lesuire Service, we are bringing Shakespeare home to Southwark with an open air performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Chumleigh Gardens and Burgess Park provide an ideal setting for A Midsummer Night's Dream, in which Shakespeare conjures up the magical world of the Fairies and the marrage of Duke Theseus to Hippolyta. We see the playful sprite 'Puck' making his mischief with the comedy of two sets of rival lovers, the transformation of 'Bottom' into an Ass, and the amateur players, the Mechanicals, with a very comedic play within the play! It also sees Titania and Oberon and the magical world of the forest (Burgess Park) come to life before your eyes!
A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's best loved and most famous comedies, Our contemporary version of the play has been set in the Aylesbury Estate in the swinging 1960s! It is a psychedelic romp of physical theatre, music and fun.
Bring a picnic or have a drink from our on-site bar, and sit back and enjoy Shakespeare in this informal and beautiful setting.