A TOURING production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will visit Stirling Castle and Caerlaverock Castle this month.

Historic Environment Scotland, which manages the sites, are inviting visitors to enjoy some theatre in the outdoor surroundings of some of Scotland’s most famous castles.

The production of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies by Chapterhouse Theatre Company promises unmissable evening of summer garden theatre.

Richard Main, artistic director for Chapterhouse Theatre Company, added: “Chapterhouse has been touring the UK and Europe for more than 15 years, performing to audiences in all sorts of fantastic historic venues, but there’s always something special about Shakespeare.

“The setting really connects the cast and audience with the past of the play, and natural surroundings of flowers and trees help to bring the story to life.”

Kit Reid, of Historic Environment Scotland, said: “It’s particularly nice to have A Midsummer Night’s Dream this year, not just to mark the Shakespeare 400 celebrations, but because his work would have been familiar to some of the residents who lived and worked in these castles.”

Performances will take place at Stirling Castle on Wednesday and Thursday, and at Caerlaverock Castle on July 29. Doors open at 6.45pm, performance starts at 7.30pm.

The performance at Stirling Castle on the 27th will have British Sign Language interpretation.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at £14 for adults, £12 for concessions and £10 for children (aged five to 15). Family tickets, admitting two adults and two children, are available at £42.