A Midsummer Night’s Dream



We are thrilled to be returning to the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond after last year’s inspiring performances of The Tempest,  with our work for young people with Autism and their families.

★★★★ “Ground breaking Shakespeare… a unique theatrical experience – part performance and part workshop – which genuinely puts the sense of play back into Shakespeare and that is truly interactive.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian on The Tempest

Up to fifteen children on the spectrum become the participants for each performance, sitting with six actors in a circle on our stage. The children’s families or carers sit just behind them to watch from the auditorium. The actors invite the participants to help them unravel Shakespeare’s story through sensory games which the children and actors play together. Although the games and the narrative remain the same for each performance, the show is completely different every time depending on the nature of the young people who attend.

“My daughter loved it! She was apprehensive at first but over time, she became involved and her confidence grew. She is still talking about it and describes it as ‘amazing’ to people she meets.” – Parent of participant, October 2016

The Orange Tree Theatre is wheelchair accessible and the performance is suited to every young person with ASD, including those who are entirely non-verbal.

All participants and their families are welcome to join the cast for tea and biscuits after the performance.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a Flute Theatre, Orange Tree Theatre and English Touring Theatre co-production.

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16th- 28th October

Mon – Fri 10.30am & 2.00pm
Sat 10.30am

All tickets £10

For details on how to book, click here.