Join Bottom and the Mechanicals this summer as they make their long-awaited return to Hampton Court Palace – the original home of A Midsummer Night’s Dream – to host a half-hour extravaganza of sketches, games and interactive family fun!
The Wheel of Merriment will decide what our buffoonish Mechanicals get up to next, with segments on the wheel representing an artefact, person, or story unique to Hampton Court Palace. Whatever the wheel decides, our Mechanicals gleefully deliver – uncovering unexpected tales and introducing special items from the palace’s extraordinary collection from the stables to the throne room.
High-octane and all-inclusive, this is an invigorating, mad-cap thirty minutes designed to entertain the whole family by offering a new lens on the palace’s rich history, and - because the wheel holds more content than the Mechanicals can perform in thirty minutes , every show will be different.
On Thursday 11 and Saturday 20 August there will be a BSL interpreter on site to sign all three performances.
This show is presented in partnership with Shakespearience. The team behind Shakespearience have worked together since 2014 and are best known for making the Bard’s best-loved works burst into life in a high-octane, whistle-stop tour of three of Shakespeare’s plays through mischievous storytelling.