A Midsummer Night’s Dream

We took the kids to open air theatre at Drum castle last night. We saw A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare and performed by Illyria. It was wonderful and Illyria are fantastic!


We thought the kids might get bored and find it hard to stay up so late but that was not the case at all. It was very funny and Illyria had the kids laughing out loud in a number of places.





There’s something very special about sitting next to a 14th-century castle watching talented people perform a play that’s more than 400 years old. Aside from the entertainment value we also get to feel virtuous for taking our children to something cultural 🙂

7 responses to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

  1. I meant to add to my post how lovely the grounds at Drum Castle are. The walled garden is beautiful and there’s a terrific playground for children. But what’s especially nice are all the trees. Some of the oak trees are nearly 250 years old. Apparently it was the sister, Mary Irvine, of the 17th Laird who we have to thank for this. She hired a forester to plant trees. Here’s something she wrote in a letter.

    I lang wish my brother to be at more pains to propagate trees about Drum as I think they might be profitable as well as pretty.

  2. Excellent! Glad it was funny. Many times when taking my kids to cultural events they have only appreciated them in context/retrospect. Nice to see the legacy of tree planting too.

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