MAGIC, romance and laughter will be in the air at East Riddlesden Hall this summer.

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men return to East Riddlesden Hall on August 21 to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Shakespeare’s supernatural comedy will be performed outdoors by an all-male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. The performance will bring to life one of the best-loved comedies - a tale of lovers at war who flee to an enchanted forest alive with meddling fairies and sprites.

Acclaimed for their stylish and accessible productions, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men have spent the last 15 years wowing audiences up and down the country in their trademark style.

Peter Stickney, artistic director at the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, said it was “no mean feat” for the group to reach its 15th birthday.

He said: “we work hard to bring you the best production every year but really the pleasure is ours, we feel privileged to be able to tour to the stunning locations that we tour to and meet the wonderful people that we meet on the way.

Reaching this milestone is a testament to the great work of the many actors and creatives who have worked with us, but we truly couldn’t do any of this without the support of our wonderful venues and amazing audiences who make this such a joy.

“We played to almost 30,000 people across the summer last year and we hope that this year will see us entertain even more.

“I really hope that you enjoy our magical production of this timeless classic and here’s to the next 15!”

Visitors are invited to gather friends, take a picnic and look forward to an early evening performance. Picnics are welcome from 6pm, and the performance will start at 7pm.

Visit or call 0344 249 1895 to book tickets. Tickets cost £16 for adults, £8 for under 18s.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream premiered at the Brighton Festival at the end of May. Since then the play has been on tour around the UK, and when it finishes in mainland Europe this September it will have visited 70 venues including castles, cathedrals and stately homes.

Over 17 weeks there will be more than 80 performances, in one of the biggest tours yet by the Lord Chamberlain’s Men.

A spokesman said: “This show promises to be another authentic, excellent and magical treat from the company that brought you last year’s spellbinding production of The Tempest.”