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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Abridged on a Bridge.

FACING NORTH THEATRE returns to Castlefield Viaduct with last year's sell-out piece of pocket Shakespeare. A one-hour, open-air adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, performed against the Manchester skyline on this iconic structure.

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Join some of Shakespeare’s best loved characters to celebrate midsummer for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: ABRIDGED ON A BRIDGE, a fast paced, fun-filled farce. Watch as the year’s longest day unfolds its mysterious magic along with a host of confusion and chaos proving that “the course of true love never did run smooth”.

FACING NORTH THEATRE celebrates the creation of performances outside traditional theatre spaces, animating public areas and inviting audiences to engage with their surroundings in a different way.

Image credit: Lee Baxter

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Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All £17.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 2491895

Suitability

Recommended for ages 12+

Meeting point

Meet at the entrance gate to Castlefield Viaduct.

What to bring and wear

This is an outdoor event so please bring something warm and pack a waterproof jacket.

Accessibility

Please see the website for full accessibility details.

Other

Please allow plenty of time to get to Castlefield Viaduct as the performance will start promptly at the time advertised.

Contact info

Castlefield Viaduct Team

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