A museum in Woodstock is set to host a double bill of Shakespearean performances next month.

Oxfordshire Museum will welcome 440 Theatre to its garden on July 19 as they present their performances of Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

With only four actors, each play will be completed within 40 minutes.

Museum service manager at Oxfordshire County Council, Jemma Davey, said: "We’re happy to be opening up the beautiful gardens at the museum for a performance by 440 Theatre for the first time.

"It’s sure to be a magical evening watching a unique performance of two legendary pieces of theatre.

“This is just one of so many exciting events we have on this summer at the museum. 

"Fletchers House, which hosts the museum, was built in 1613, so you can watch these fantastic plays with a genuine Jacobean building from the time of Shakespeare in the background. I’ve already got my tickets booked.”

Doors will open at 6.30pm, with the show starting at 7pm, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own low-backed chairs and blankets.

Picnics are welcome, but refreshments can be purchased at the museum cafe and picnic boxes prepared by the cafe team are available for pre-order from the event website.

Should it rain, umbrellas are not encouraged to avoid ruining the experience for others.