Well, we didn’t win (massive congratulations to the Hey Duggee team!), but we are delighted, honoured and a little bit shocked that our co-production with Shakespeare’s Globe ‘Midsummer Mechanicals’ was nominated for Best Family Show at the 2023 Olivier Awards!
But even better, we’re excited to announce that our gloriously silly (award-nominated) summertime Shakespeare-adjacent family show Midsummer Mechanicals is being revived in July & August 2023. The run begins with 6 performances only at the wonderful new playhouse Shakespeare North in Prescot before returning to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe in London for five weeks of daytime theatrical fun.
Midsummer Mechanicals follows the talented amateur theatre-makers from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ as they prepare to perform a brand new play in the Duke’s specially created Playhouse. Unfortunately, half an hour before the Duke arrives, most of the props, some of the cast and the end of the script are still missing… what could possibly go right?
The show is a co-production between Splendid and Shakespeare’s Globe that debuted in summer 2022, and was such a triumph that – like the Mechanicals themselves – they asked us back to do it all again.
Tickets are on sale now. The performance lasts around 1hr 45mins including an interval, suitable for ages 5+ : a very splendid way to spend your midsummer!
Shakespeare North performances:
Shakespeare’ Globe performances:
The Olivier Awards will be presented on 2 April 2023. We’ll let you know how it goes!