Midsummer Night’s Dream – Wirksworth Style

Stoney Wood in Wirksworth is actually a recovered quarry site in Wirksworth Derbyshire and this was was the venue for a unique ope air production of Midsummer Night’s Dream. Billed as ‘better than Shakespeare’s version’ it certainly took inspiration from the story made famous by the Stratford bard. However, the ‘mechanicals’ could only have come from the Ecclesbourne valley and had more than a hint of influence of the Wirksworth Glee club panto.

Local dance group Independance added life and energy to the visual display and local singers and musicians added the ‘music of love’. There were several hundred in the audience – many of whom turned up with their picnics.

A great example of cultural and informal learning activities being brought together for a celebration of community.

The local citrizens will no doubt reflect a little on the sight of their mayor in a purple jump suit dancing Mama Mia – but that is probably just what you’d expect in Wirksworth!

Actors performing outdoors

Woodland Play


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