The Bard...stripped back

Modern, stripped-back productions of Shakespeare classics A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Henry V will be performed at Theatre Royal, Wakefield later this month.

The cast of Shakespeare company Merely Theatre will take on multiple roles in the two productions as they capture the energy, drama and humour of Bard’s work.

They hope to introduce a new generation to his plays.

Henry V tells the story of young King Henry’s famous victory at Agincourt and A Midsummer Night’s Dream depicts the comically intertwining tales off feuding forest gods.

Henry V will be performed on Wednesday, January 27 at 7.30pm and A Midsummer Night’s Dream will take place on January 28 and 29 at 7.30pm. To book tickets call Box Office on 01924 211 311 or go to