Shakespearean puppets in Bristol

A production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream that uses puppets officially opens at the Bristol Old Vic.

Full report: Shakespearean puppet production opens

Bristol Old Vic Theatre officially opens its new production of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream tonight. But it's a play with a difference. It will be performed by actors and puppets.

The play has been produced by the same creative team behind War Horse, the hit stage production in London. Caron Bell reports.

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Shakespeare told through puppets at Old Vic

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Actors perform through a variety of puppets Credit: ITV News West Country

A new production of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' officially opens in Bristol tonight, but there's a twist - this version is told through puppets.

It comes from the Hand Spring Puppet Company and is their first collaboration with director Tom Morris since the hugely successful 'War Horse'