Players of Corfe Castle, Kingston, and other parts of the Isle of Purbeck successfully presented Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Encombe on Thursday evening, by permission of the Hon. Sir Ernest S. Scott, K.C.M.G., M.V.O. The weather was fine for the performance, but the unpromising conditions of the day had deterred many from making the journey from the surrounding towns and villages. Nevertheless there was a good attendance. Mrs. Fenwick-Owen was responsible for the excellent production, and the chorus was under the direction of Mr. Farwell.
Western Gazette, 24 July 1936