A new Hoglets play by Gemma Curry – after William Shakespeare.

The fairies in the forest are starting a fight – but which side are you on? Team Titania or Team Oberon?

Hoglets Theatre presents an interactive, fun and larger-than-life production, based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Expect wild characters, raucous singalong songs, puppets, stunts, and some frankly ridiculous disco dancing! 

Get yourselves down to the forest – it’s all kicking off!

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S MISCHIEF is a play designed especially for young children (with recommended ages being 5-11 years old – but everyone is welcome). And whilst we love the bard, no previous experience of Shakespeare is required!

Suitable for children aged 5-11 years old.

Running time: approx 45 minutes.


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S MISCHIEF performances can be booked for your school, group, venue or festival. 

We can also twin a performance with a specially designed interactive Shakespeare workshop.

For information on pricing or any other aspect please get in touch >

Meet the Cast

Gemma Sharp

Gemma is the founder of Hoglets Theatre. She worked as an actor in Film, Theatre and TV for over 15 years. She founded Hoglets storytelling classes in 2013, following the birth of her first child. Since then Hoglets has expanded to original theatre performances, tours, schools and festivals workshops. Gemma loves puppets, Shakespeare and Iron Man.

Lara Stafford

Lara joined Hoglets in 2018 for their sell-out play Sea Storm in a Teacup. An actor and physics teacher, her company Theatre of Science designs science communication shows for children and adults in the York area. She loves fossil hunting, baking and the colour green. www.theatreofscience.co.uk

Rachel Watkinson

Rachel is a York-based actor and mother of 3. Recent work includes Magical Forrest for Rusticus, The Get Lost show and Crow White at York Maze and The Sleep Pirates for Hoglets. She is delighted to be back with Hoglets creating Mischief and introducing your little ones to Shakespeare.


  • Gemma Sharp – Moth / Puck / Bottom
  • Lara Stafford – Peaseblossom / Oberon / Puck
  • Rachel Watkinson – Mustardseed / Titania


  • Written by Gemma Sharp
  • Lyrics by Gemma Sharp and Lara Pattison
  • Costume by Julia Smith
  • Choreography by Kate Ross of Derwent Dance Academy

Special thanks to:

Mike Oakes, Frances Postlethwaite and all at EXPLORE Libraries, Jamie McKellar at RedShirtFilms, The Black Swan, Russell Dean at Strangeface Theatre

Praise for our previous productions

"My son loved the show! It was perfect for him, you were all so great! 🙂 We'll definitely be back for more! "
Sea Storm in a Teacup - a new Hoglets play by Gemma Curry
"With gorgeous mermaid puppets, shadow play, and music on toy saxophones, squeezeboxes and kazoos, this production is truly accessible and inspiring to young audiences"