Join the HandleBards at Layer Marney Tower for a hilarious, high-octane production of Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Four young lovers find themselves lost in a magical forest, where the Fairy King and Queen are fighting for the possession of a changeling boy. A group of amateur actors head to the same forest to rehearse for a play. Humans and fairies collide and hilarity ensues.
“Gloriously eccentric and very, very funny” ★★★★ The Stage
This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!
Doors open at 6pm, performance starts at 7pm.
Early birds tickets cost £16.50. Standard adult ticket £19.50, under 18s £12.50, Under 10s free with paying adult, on the door £20.
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- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Wheelchairs available
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Guided tours for groups
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Venue approved for civil marriage
- Wedding receptions
- Free Parking
- Dogs Accepted
- Gift shop
- Guided tours for individuals
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
Map & Directions
By Road: By car: Layer Marney Tower is a 20mns drive from Colchester town centre, off Maldon Road on the way to Tiptree.The address is: Layer Marney Tower, Layer Marney, Nr. Colchester, Essex C05 9USBy Bus: The 75 bus from Colchester Town Centre will take you to Smythe's Green, a 20mn walk from Layer Marney Tower.The nearest railway station is Kelvedon, which is 6 miles away.