Theatre performance in the Botanical Garden


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare



Photographer: Christian Krog


18 – 22 June 2019 at 19:30

A production by After Hours Theatre Company 
in co-operation with the Natural History Museum of Denmark and The Royal Danish Theatre/Ofelia Plads

Experience the gardens come to life on a summer’s evening with After Hours Theatre Company's production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare.

Hermia loves Lysander. However, when the Duke of Athens decrees that she is to wed someone else, the lovers take refuge by eloping into the woods. Pursued by a determined Demetrius and a love scorned Helena, they unknowingly wander into the midst of a dispute between the King and Queen of the fairies who rule over the realm.

Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy is a ballad of order and chaos; of love and fantasy that shimmers with poetry and is full of mischief, misunderstanding, merriment and wonder.

Join After Hours Theatre Company and become ensnared into the depths of a dream-like forest which blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, love and dreams, kings and commoners, fools and mortals.

Picnic in the Botanical Garden before the play


Before the show you can enjoy a picnic with delicious organic food in the wonderful surroundings of the Botanical Garden. Picnic bags are purchased in advance with your tickets. It is not possible to buy food at the event.

A picnic bag contains food for 2 people.

The picnic bags are packed in a degradable paper bag with cutlery of wood, disposable plates, salt & pepper, toothpicks and napkins.

Picnic bags are supplied by Picnickurven.

Vegetarian picnic bag (125 DKK per person)

  • Vegable patties, spinach and herbal-turmeric/chili cream
  • Green salads, grilled vegetables, mushrooms, roasted nuts, quinoa, fried potatoes and herbs
  • Rosemary buns and butter
  • Dessert with two types of cheese, cranberry pesto, cake and berries

Pescetarian picnic bag (150 DKK per person)

  • Smoked salmon with herb cream, avocado and dill
  • Vegable patties, spinach and herbal-turmeric/chili cream
  • Green salads, grilled vegetables, mushrooms, roasted nuts, quinoa, fried potatoes and herbs
  • Rosemary buns and butter
  • Dessert with two types of cheese, cranberry pesto, cake and berries


Bring your own blankets and whatever else the Danish summer weather may require.

The gates will open at 18:30. The performance starts at 19:30.

TICKETS


  • Ticket: 230 DKK (+ booking fee)

  • Ticket with discount for students and people under 26 years: 185 DKK (+ booking fee)
    Students must present a valid student card at the entrance.

  • Groups with minimum 10 people: 195 DKK per person (+ booking fee)


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PRACTICAL INFORMATION


Entrance: The main entrance of the Botanical Garden near Nørreport Station (Gothersgade 128, 1123 Copenhagen K)

Picnic in the Botanical Garden prior to the show: 18:30 – 19:30
Buy your picnic bag in advance and bring your own blanket. It is not possible to buy food at the event.

Duration of the show: 1 hour and 40 minutes with no interval (19:30 – 21:10)

Language: The performance is in English

Please note: No umbrellas during the show.

BEHIND THE PRODUCTION


Director: Thomas Magnussen 

Artistic consultant: Lars Mikkelsen

Assistant: Angelique Giroir



THE ACTORS


• Jefferson Bond • Linda Elvira • Søren Højen • Alexandra Jespersen • Kevin Kiernan-Molloy • Ian Burns • Rasmus Emil Mortensen • Thea Schok • Benjamin Stender