A Shakespeare classic is coming to Wenderholm Regional Park.
It might not feel like mid-summer, but Orewa College is dreaming of Shakespeare.
This week, the school will host its first ever outdoor Shakespeare production - A Midsummer Night’s Dream - on the grounds of the historic Couldrey House in Wenderholm.
With a good weather record when it comes to summer Shakespeare, director Annie Millard is confident her luck will keep the rain away - but it doesn’t stop her from checking the forecast ‘‘five times a day’’, she laughed.
‘‘If we get rained out, people will be notified, and the shows will be moved to other days,’’ she said.
The production, which features a cast of 21 students from year 10 to 13, will move through different locations in the park - with the audience following the action.
‘‘The audience can sit and have a picnic, during or prior, and they can have a glass of wine - it’s quite a festive atmosphere,’’ she said.
A Midnight Summer’s Dream runs at Couldrey House, Wenderholm, from February 20-24.
Phone accounts on 09 427 3833 ext 220 for tickets or more information.
The cast of Orewa College’s summer production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.