Montgomery Castle: 7.00pm - 18th Aug 2022

A Midsummer Night's Dream

IIlyria theatre group return to Montgomery Castle on Aug 18th at 7pm with an open-air performance of Shakespeare's

'A Midsummer Night's Dream'


Shakespeare at Montgomery Castle: 2018

The Merchant of Venice

Antonio, an antisemitic merchant, takes a loan from the Jew Shylock to help his friend to court Portia.



Shakespeare at Montgomery Castle: 2017

Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare's early plays. A major part of the humour coming from slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and word play.



Shakespeare at Montgomery Castle: 2016

Mid-Summer Night’s Dream

On a Midsummer's night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule.



Montgomery Play

Mike Mills Organiser

There had been a long tradition of a Shakespeare play at the castle but for reasons unknown this slowly faded into a distant memory.

I decided that we should restart the tradition and we started with a Theatre company called ‘Taking Flight’ who performed a promenade performance of Twelfth Night in and around the castle grounds.

This proved very popular, but we realised audiences preferred to take a picnic and sit and enjoy a traditional performance with a stage.


In 2012, we found Illyria theatre company who specialise in outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s and others’ plays. They have performed Henry V, Taming of the Shrew, Merchant of Venice, Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s dream and As you like it, at Montgomery and have always been extremely well received by locals and visitors to the area.


As a result of much hard work, research and commitment to maintain an entertaining and recurring repertoire of performances, the audience has grown from 80 to 220 over the years.


Montgomery’s Shakespeare play at the castle is now a well-established event that provides very high standards of entertainment and performances each year for locals and visitors alike