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Shakespeare In The Garden – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (C Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ performed on a late summer evening in an Edinburgh garden was exactly as you’d expect – bloody freezing! All the performers did such an amazing job with the Shakespearean classic that it’s hard to single out any for recognition, but Hannah Keeley as Puck and James Beglin’s Bottom were particularly impressive and clear audience favourites. Still, the setting cannot be ignored, and the main road only a few hundred yards away destroyed the serene quality the production was aiming for, and proved a massive distraction from an already long play. A lovely production, sabotaged by its own gimmick – literally treading the boards may have made this good production into an amazing one.

C south, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]