A week of open-air theatre is being staged at Dalegate Market – celebrating the 10th birthday of the shopping site in Burnham Deepdale and Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary.
The cast of Norfolk-based professional theatre company, Strange Fascination, will be performing a wonderfully funny and interactive version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set in the 1920s.
Performances begin on Saturday, August 6, with a matinee and evening performance, and run throughout the following week, with the final performances on Saturday, August 13.
Strange Fascination unites Norfolk-based practitioners Paul Andrew Goldsmith, Simon Michael-Morgan and Daisy Plackett to produce compelling original theatre while providing sustainable employment for local professionals. Their belief that ‘any area can provide a playing space’, has allowed them to perform at varied venues, giving the audience a unique theatrical experience each and every time.
In Strange Fascination’s version of the classic Shakespeare comedy, five actors multi-role, bringing the dazzling text to life in scenes of comedy, magic and delight. Expert quick changes, keep the action pacey and exciting, and the skill of the cast performing different roles adds to the enjoyment of the piece.
Deepdale Café at Dalegate Market will be offering a pre-show dinner for the two Saturday evening performances, theatre-goers are recommended to book ahead; they will also be hosting their regular Friday Night Feast for the show on August 12 and there will also be pre-order picnics available. Keshco Supermarket on site, will be open until 8pm each.
For further information call 01485 210305 or visit www.dalegatemarket.co.uk/outdoor-theatre; tickets are £12 adults, £10 concessions (65+ years) and £8 children (16 and under) and for ticket booking visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/strangefascinationtheatrecompany
Performance times on Saturdays 6th and 13th are 2.30 and 7.30pm; Sunday 7th at 9.30pm; Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th also at 7.30pm.