To celebrate the summer solstice on Saturday, June 21, the Yorkshire Museum is opening its doors for an after-hours screening of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
It promises to be a magical midsummer night. Not only do you enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the Capital of the North exhibition space in the York museum, you get to see the rare first folio of Shakespeare plays dating back to 1623.
This is followed by the special screening of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the Museum’s full size cinema screen in the Tempest Anderson Hall.
Starring Michelle Pfeiffer as Titania, Rupert Everett as Oberon, Calista Flockhart as Helena and Kevin Kline as Nick Bottom, the Shakespeare comedy is transplanted to 19th century Tuscany.
It was described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a playful, sexy piece of work – just what the Bard might have conjured up for a movie adaptation of his beloved spring-fever comedy”.
“We have organised a real midsummer night to remember to celebrate the summer solstice on the 21st June,” said Natalie McCaul, Curator of Archaeology.
“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.”
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream is screened at the Yorkshire Museum on Saturday, June 21. Doors open at 6.30pm, and the film begins at 7.30pm
- Tickets are £7 each and can be purchased through York Museums Trust by phoning 01904 687 633.