— The Stage, 2015

2016 saw the launch of Scena Mundi's The Mechanicals. The new masters of concise classics, based on Shakespeare's infamous troupe of amateur thespians from A Midsummer Night's Dream, specialise in short versions of Shakespeare's most popular plays, to be performed in intimate settings, perfect for an evening's light entertainment. They are available to hire now for the cultural event curator. We also offer bespoke readings and recitals, available 'a la carte' or of your own careful choosing.

The new company launched with Twelfth Night in June 2016 to delighted guests at private events in London and had their first public outing in August 2016. Scena Mundi have been invited back to the Ventnor Exchange Festival on the Isle of Wight for a short premiere run of Twelfth Night in August 2016.

Private hire

• 45 minutes • 4 actors • One play •

The Mechanicals have so far proved extremely popular for private events, having launched Twelfth Night at the Albert Square, Vauxhall, resident's summer picnic and opened the summer dinner of an exclusive Gentlemen's club in The Mall.

We are now open for bookings and would love to bring our talented company to your event, workplace or even your home for private performances. 

A fast-paced, fun, faithful rendition of a famous play brought directly to you. You choose the play, we do the rest! The Mechanicals have a fast-growing repertory, currently including:

Twelfth Night Macbeth "Pyramus & Thisbe" from A Midsummer Night's Dream  


What's your favourite classical play? If you have one that's not on our list, let us know! We can also offer a bespoke service to make your occasion that little bit more special. We will work intimately with you to produce a masterful and personal short classic to really wow your guests.

Readings and beyond

You could, for a need, study a speech of some dozen or sixteen lines, which I would set down and insert in’t, could you not?
— Hamlet; II, ii

Looking for something more intimate? Scena Mundi's professional, classically trained actors are also available for poetry readings, recitals, extracts and more. Simply tell us your requirements and we will curate a bespoke programme to suit your needs.



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