For the first time in many years, an outdoor theatre company will perform in Pinner Memorial Park. The new Heath Robinson Museum has invited the Illyria Theatre Company to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the evening of Sunday 28 August. Illyria uses only five actors for all the parts and with minimal props, they perform the entre play uncut and at a brisk pace, as they believe Shakespeare would have wished it.
Tickets are £14 for adults and £8 for five to 14 year olds. They are available from The Village Gallery, High Street, Pinner or Gibbs Gillespie, Chapel Lane or online (booking fee applies) at illyria.uk.com. Entrance is at 6.30pm and the show begins at 7pm. People coming should bring a rug or chair, warm clothes and a picnic. Heath Robinson cards and books, including his stunning illustrated version of the play, will be on sale.
The illustrations which William Heath Robinson produced for A Midsummer Night’s Dream are widely regarded as some of his finest work. In the year of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Museum trustees are keen to celebrate the association between these two great representatives of British culture. This event is part of the run up to the Museum’s opening on 15 October 2016. Other events include comedy nights and children’s activities at West House, the cultural hub next door to the new Museum.
For more information visit www.heathrobinsonmuseum.org.