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For families considering a theatre trip in the school holidays, Shakespeare’s Globe is unlikely to be the first venue that springs to mind.Whether you’re bored by the Bard or a dedicated groundling, taking children to see Shakespeare is a daunting prospect. But be not afeard; for this summer the Globe (in a co-production with Splendid Productions) premieres its first full-scale production for families. And it’s an absolute dream.Written by Kerry Frampton and Ben Hales, Midsummer Mechanicals is a fantastically funny follow-up to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, focusing on Peter Quince’s troupe of actors as they attempt to recapture the success of their hit play within a play, Pyramus and Thisbe.