Shakespeare’s Timeless Classic to get an Open Air Performance at Northumbrian Location

Doxford Hall Hotel, whose gardens are the admired setting for many a romantic stroll by guests and visitors to the hotel, is to play host to an open air production of Shakespeare’s Favourite Romantic Comedy – A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

To be held Friday 21st August at 6.30 pm, the production will be staged by Chapterhouse Theatre Company, which has been delighting audiences with their inventive open air shows around the UK and Ireland since 1999.

As Mark Booth, General Manager of Doxford Hall, says: “The production promises a thrilling journey. Our gardens are to become a magical forest where star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players will accompany the picnics and champagne that the audience itself will supply!”

Chapterhouse Theatre promises beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful new musical score and enchanting woodland puppet creatures. Its reputation as an established open-air theatre company puts it amongst the best in Britain.

As Pru Farrier at The Stage confirms, “This lively production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is marked by clear delivery and well-choreographed physical antics”.

Doxford Hall, located less than 10 miles North of Alnwick, is one of the more recent additions to the hotel sector in Northumberland and has received much acclaim in the six years since it opened. With ample parking and wonderful grounds Doxford is the natural location for such an exciting event.

Tickets, which can be booked online at Chapterhouse’s website, or via the Hotel are Adults £14; Children and students £10; and a Family of 2 adults and 2 children £42. Go to, or ring Doxford Hall on 01665 589 700.

Chapterhouse Theatre is based in Lincoln, and was formed as a vehicle for touring Open-air productions of Shakespeare, under its director Richard Main, who is a Jaz Musician as well as an actor-director. As The Stage says: “What Chapterhouse does is theatre at the coalface, carried by the power of acting, cheeky engagement with the audience and a refreshing absence of anything technical. ... and they do it with distinction.”