1992: A Midsummer Night's Dream

For our second season, A Midsummer Night's Dream was set in period, lovely to look at, full of magical conceits and performed in idyllic weather.

The audiences were enchanted by Titania floating down the river with her fairies, standing on a silently-moving boat, the stage mist gently curling round them; and, having delivered a large slice of her mind to Oberon, disappearing, still erect and serene, behind a curtain of weeping willow.

The audience stand was thronged with semi horizontal patrons (not at all the worse for their picnics - in those days we could not yet run to seats) for this most beloved of English pastoral plays.