Shakespearean puppets in Bristol

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

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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.


Shakespeare told through puppets at Old Vic

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'

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