A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Willow Globe
July 2017

Rehearsing in the Stables with actor Jethro Skinner and percussionist Chris Potts
Rehearsing in the Stables with actor Jethro Skinner and percussionist Chris Potts
  • A site-specific cross arts project involving Key Stage 2 pupils from Franksbridge County Primary School and Llanelwedd County Primary School
  • Based at Shakespeare Link’s stunning Willow Globe – a scaled-down living willow version of Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Four days of music, drama and art workshops exploring A Midsummer Night’s Dream and devising an original creative response – ‘A Mid Wales Fairy Dream’
  • Culminating in a promenade performance for fellow pupils, family and friends

Creative team

  • Sam Glazer, music leader
  • Freya Wynn-Jones, director
  • Richard Boswell & Mai Thomas, Visual artists
  • Chris Potts, percussionist
  • Jethro Skinner, Actor
  • Sue Best & Philip Bowen, Artistic directors of Shakespeare Link


“It couldn’t have been much better, but we would have liked more verses to the songs we created and to have more time there because it was amazing. I really didn’t want to leave. I give it 10/10 and Rhys gives it 10/10” (Dylan and Rhys)

“we really enjoyed the Art, Craft, Acting, Writing Songs and especially doing the final play because it was fun and exciting for the audience because they didn't just sit there watching us they actually went on the adventure and it was as if they were like actually in the magical world.” (Katie and Ava)

“Thank you all for that brilliant time at the Willow globe, we all really enjoyed it. In the future you should change nothing because it was really good, funny and enjoyable. We think that the whole play all together was incredible.”(Gabrielle and Rosie)

“I don't have a favourite part because I loved every bit of the performance. From the 1st day we were there to the last day I really enjoyed every second of the experience and had loads of fun making new friends from Franksbridge and putting the whole performance together. (Thomas)

Generously supported by the Gibbs Trust, Oakdale Trust and individual donors to the Mid Wales Music Trust.