Published: 12:08, 30 June 2021
| Updated: 12:10, 30 June 2021
The weather may be unsure, but the summer season is about to start as outdoor theatre returns to the county.
The Maidstone-based Changeling Theatre touring theatre company celebrates its 20th anniversary tour this year, after having to postpone last summer due to the pandemic.
Now it will stage Shakespeare's magical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, kicking off on Friday, July 2 at picturesque Boughton Monchelsea Place in Maidstone.
Two shows at Boughton Monchelsea are already sold out this weekend but tickets are still available for Saturday, July 3 at 7.30pm.
The show includes Bearsted-born Jake Richards as Bottom and Annabel Blake, from West Malling as Hermia. Margate-based composer Rose Bruford has joined the team through its Catapult scheme offering young people the chance to work alongside established theatre professionals.
The tour will be visiting venues across Kent at the Beacon in Tunbridge Wells; Fort Amherst in Chatham; Jam on the Marsh in Romney Marsh; Belmont House and Gardens in Faversham; Swarling Manor, Canterbury; Riverhill Himalayan Gardens in Sevenoaks; Margate beach; the Tithe Barn in Lenham; the Friars at Aylesford Priory; Oastbrook Vineyard; Biddenden Vineyard; Linton Park; Folkestone Amphitheatre and Rochester Castle before returning to Boughton Monchelsea.
Dates at venues including Great Comp Garden, Upnor Castle and Nurstead Court near Meopham are now sold out.
The show is also going to sites beyond Kent including Brighton Open Air Theatre and Osborne on the Isle of Wight.
To book, go to changeling-theatre.com