Ros’ Review of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Lake’

Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Lake

Wednesday Night’s performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Dot Collective was a big success and the lake provided the perfect backdrop for the show. The audience took their seats on the decking with a wine or beer from the bar and a blanket to keep warm – fortunately the wind didn’t hinder the evening’s proceedings – and the show began. The actors combined Shakespeare’s classic tale of order and disorder, reality and appearance, love and marriage with a few well known songs, some impressive acrobatics and an immersive set. With a little audience participation thrown in too (well done to those who were called upon) it made the show really engaging for all ages. After the show there was time for relaxing with another round of drinks and something from the BQQ.

The Dot collective is a charity set up by Laura Harling in memory of her Grandmother, with an aim of bringing professional standard shows to care homes. Where care home residents are often unable to travel to the theatre, they bring the theatre to them. With their stage rig, lighting and a troop of talented actors they can set their show up pretty much anywhere. The company have toured this show around numerous care homes in London and the South East, with Lime Cross being this shows last performance of the summer. They hope to take their shows further afield with a UK wide tour next year.

The BBQ and Bar proved popular and we were pleased to see so many people came to enjoy the Thank you to everyone who made it to the show, we look forward to welcoming you and the Dot Collective back hopefully this Christmas and next summer when we hope to offer more performances.

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