The ever-popular summer tradition this year features, appropriately enough, the Shakespeare comedy favourite ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and, for the children, The Reluctant Dragon is also putting in an appearance too.
Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Major Projects, said: “As everyone who’s ever been to Oystermouth Castle over the years for the shows will testify, outdoor theatre has its own special atmosphere.
“And when it’s Shakespeare’s enduringly popular comedy of love, intrigue, magic and mayhem, there really is no better place to be entertained at the height of summer.”
The castle provides exactly the right kind of back-drop too for The Reluctant Dragon – a story about a dragon that doesn’t particularly want to do what dragons do; fight St George to secure the family bragging rights.
The show is inspired by Wind in the Willows author Kenneth Grahame’s tale of the same name and features suspense, bravery, friendship and all-round derring-do.
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shakespeare at Oystermouth Castle takes place on July 19 from 7.30pm (gates open at 6.30pm) with tickets at various prices, starting at £12 for a standard adult ticket. Prices will be higher on the day.
The Reluctant Dragon
The Reluctant Dragon takes the stage on August 9 at 2pm (gates open at 1.00pm) with an advance only family ticket priced at £20 and individual adults at £7 and concessions at £6.
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