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NEWS RELEASE No: 1369815 JUNE 2010

‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’ at Alice Holt Forest

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Chapterhouse Theatre Company Performs Open–Air in the Forest on Saturday 26 June, 2010, at 6.30pm

Following the huge sell-out success of ‘Cinderella’ last year, Chapterhouse is back to perform the romantic comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at 6.30pm on Saturday 26 June at Alice Holt Forest.  The Forestry Commission welcomes you to be spirited away in the forest with the very best of Shakespeare’s theatre, alive with magnificent costumes and wonderful sets.

A family friendly show, which is suitable for children of 7 years and over, adults and children are welcome to come in fancy dress with prizes for the best costume.  Bring a picnic and make the most of the long summer evenings with some magical entertainment in the forest at night.

Shakespeare’s verse, set to beautiful music, weaves its magic over you while the mischievous Robin Goodfellow takes you to the Athenian forest for an adventure.  A lovers’ tale of romance, woe, magic and excitement it also includes the misadventures of the comic character, Bottom, who creates all sorts of fun and frolics that are sure to delight the family.

Charlotte Magowan, the Forestry Commission’s marketing manager at Alice Holt Forest, said:

“Children will be captivated and enthralled as their imagination is set free out in the forest at bedtime. We can’t wait to present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, it’s a wonderful, humourous and fantastic cultural experience for the whole family.  Tickets are selling fast so make sure you book your tickets now.” 

For further information please call the Forestry Commission at Alice Holt Forest on 01420 23666 or

To book tickets please contact either the Farnham Maltings on 01252 745444 or visit or See Tickets on 0871 2200260 or visit

Tickets cost £12 for adults and £7 for children or £35 for families with two adults and two children. You can also buy tickets from the café when visiting Alice Holt Forest.

The Forestry Commission
The Forestry Commission manages over 250,000 hectares (600,000 acres) of woodlands in England.  Most of this land is open for public access and the Commission is the largest provider of countryside recreation in the country. For further information visit

The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible in England for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment. Forestry makes a real contribution to sustainable development, providing social and environmental benefits arising from planting and managing attractive, as well as productive, woodlands.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company
Chapterhouse Theatre Company enters its 11th season of touring open-air theatre at some of the most beautiful country houses, castles and heritage sites across the UK and Ireland.  In 2010 Chapterhouse is performing in over one hundred of Britain’s most beautiful and idyllic garden settings, such as Woburn Abbey, Savill Gardens and Fountains Abbey, the perfect venues for garden and theatre lovers alike. Open-air theatre lends itself perfectly to pre-show picnics creating an enjoyable and memorable experience for the audience. A wonderful opportunity for friends and family to sit back and enjoy the pleasure of each other’s company whilst indulging in a glass of chilled summer wine and watching a fantastic evening of entertainment.  

Charlotte Magowan, Alice Holt Forest, Marketing and Education Manager, Forestry Commission  tel 01420 23666,

Tara Hynan,Press Officer Chapterhouse Theatre Co., tel 01522 569777,