Durham University’s Castle Theatre Company will bring its production of one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to Farnham Castle on July 9 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

When a quest for true love is thwarted by a hilarious series of enchantments-gone-wrong from a mystical fairy world, this charming play explores one hysterical night of chaos.

Hermia and Lysander are in love, and flee to the forest pursued by Demetrius, intent on marrying Hermia, and Helena, intent on loving Demetrius.

Meanwhile, in the warring fairy world, Puck and Oberon hatch a plan to trick Queen Titania into loving a beast, and Puck seizes this opportunity to cause chaos when he encounters a gang of bumbling mechanicals rehearsing a play.

As the three hilarious plots collide with the fairy Queen doting on a bewildered ass-headed man and the lovers blindly chasing each other around the forest, will the farcical madness of this summer’s night ever end?

The company is renowned for its high standard of performance, offering a full-length Shakespeare comedy for all the family. Doors open at 5pm and there will be a bar, pizzas and a barbecue available. Bring chairs, picnic blankets and rugs. For tickets, priced £20 (children £12), visit www.castletheatrecompany.com