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Slumber Here

Image of actors and audience at Slumber Here. Photo by Zemekiss Photography

Slumber Here

Location:
Bear Creek Gardens, 13750 88 Ave

Dates & Times:
June 20 to 23, 2018
7pm and 8pm

Contact:
Box Office:
604-501-5566

Category:
Arts

Community:
Whalley

Cost:
$5

Presented by:

Surrey Civic Theatres

The gardens at Bear Creek Park are the perfect setting for Slumber Here, a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience. You'll explore a dreamlike fairy world where you'll be offered fairy drinks, treats, and flower crowns. Discover hidden scenes, encounter performers one-on-one, and potentially change the outcome of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Think of it as a live-action Shakespearean video game, complete with fetch quests and multiple endings. You can be involved as much (or little) as you want to be—it's your choice.

Attend one or more performances—your experience will be different each time.

Suitable for ages 10 and up.

Running time:
For the 7pm show it's approximately 45 minutes
For the 8pm show it's approximately 1 hour 15 minutes

Just 25 tickets are available for each performance so buying in advance is recommended.

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A Geekenders and Instant Theatre Company production
Playwright: Abbey St. Brendan, Fairlith Harvey | Director: Fairlith Harvey, Chelsey Stuyt, and Andrew Lynch | Producer: Ryan Caron, with Geekenders and Instant Theatre

What to know in advance

Review this map to learn about parking, finding the gardens, and washroom locations. Performances will happen (light) rain or shine.

Accessibility

This show is designed so that audience members can explore, wander, and roam about and so that every audience member has a unique experience.

Many story choices are accessible along paved pathways with no incline. Some choices require travelling on grass and over uneven terrain. An audience member can even choose to spend the entire show at the first location—where seating is provided—and still enjoy a complete experience. Additionally, transportation by golf cart along the paved parthways is available for one audience member per performance (you must be able to manage the high step into the cart). Reserve a spot on the cart through the Box Office. Comfortable shoes are a must.

The usual theatre etiquette is more relaxed, which can make this show enjoyable for people who might not be at ease at a regular theatre performance.

The actors will speak in a style of language called iambic pentameter (Shakespeare's favourite!). Rest assured that the actors are skilled at bringing the words to life so they're easy to understand. Here's a short animated video about why Shakespeare loved this form of poetry.

Consent

This play is designed to encourage one-on-one connections between performers and audience, which may include offers of food, drink, or friendly touch. As soon as you enter the garden area, you'll be asked whether or not you consent to be touched during the performance. You can change your consent at any time.