A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Rubbish Shakespeare

Sat 7 Aug 2021 / 11:00am & 1.30pm Darwen Market Square
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Fairies, goblins, donkeys… Super soakers!?!? Uh oh, it’s RUBBISH Shakespeare!


The past (before toasters).

Four idiots dressed in bedsheets attempt to stage William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, using only a box of pound-shop props, a camel onesie, and a ladder they found by the bins. Will they succeed? Of course not, no. But oh my, will you belly-laugh at the results…

Described as ‘like Horrible Histories but funnier’ (Primary Times); take a dash of Python, a teaspoon of Pixar, sprinkle in some lightsabers and a big bucket of slapstick, and what you’re left with is a Shakespeare experience that’s unlike any other – it’s far from rubbish!

Having made celebrated, accessible Shakespeare for a decade, the Rubbish Shakespeare Company presents ‘The Dream’. A perfect introduction to Shakespeare – and an Edinburgh Fringe favourite – this smash-hit production will delight all ages, and seriously tickle your funny bone. Your kids will love it… and so will you!


"‘There are bed sheet togas, water pistols, lightsabers, scary wigs and mop head lion’s manes. It’s pure rubbish… and you’ll love every minute’
5 star
Wee Review
‘Great writing, inventive improv, attention grabbing energy, superb delivery and a sense of comic timing that bordered on the genius. Go and see it. Even if it’s just you and your bus pass – it’s one of those rare pieces of theatre with something for everyone’
5 star
‘The four actors are just brilliant. As in Shakespearean times, the men play the female roles, complete with bad wigs and high voices. This had both my little critic and I in stitches’
4 star
One 4 Review
‘It may be one of Shakespeare’s finest comedies, but the Rubbish Shakespeare Comedy arguably surpasses even the great playwright himself. That’s a controversial thought, but Shakespeare didn’t have water guns!
4 star
Families Edinburgh Magazine
‘I’m a firm believer that when you take the kids to see a show, you can tell if it’s good or not purely by watching their expressions. These performers had their young audience eating out of the palms of their hands’
Number 9

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