Yorkshire Museum to celebrate Summer with A Midsummer Night’s Dream screening

York Museum Trust staff members John Hoyland as Bottom and Melody Beavers as Titania in the Tempest Anderson Hall at the Yorkshire Museum

John Hoyland and Melody Beavers in the Museum Gardens

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BOTTOM and his friends will be entertaining viewers for a special one off midsummer night's screening at a York museum.

The Yorkshire Museum is celebrating the Summer Solstice on Saturday, June 21, with an after-hours showing of the 1999 film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

On the night ticket holders will also get the opportunity to see the rare book of Shakespeare plays currently on display in the museum dating back to 1623.

Natalie McCaul, Curator of Archaeology, said: “We have organised a real midsummer night to remember to celebrate the Summer Solstice on June 21.

"Not only will guests be able to experience this enchanting adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays in the unique setting of the Museum’s TA Hall, but they will also be able to make a real occasion of it by joining us from 6.30pm for a drink and a special after-hours viewing of this incredible book.”

The 1999 film adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Rupert Everett, tells the fantastical tale of fairies and nymphs and how “the course of true love never did run smooth”.

Tickets are just £7 per person and can be purchased through York Museums Trust by telephoning: 01904 687 633. Doors: 6:30pm, Film: 7:30pm.

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