A wildly original take on Shakespeare’s magical romantic comedy.
Four awkward teens find themselves entangled in a god-awful love quadrangle. A sextet of amateur drama enthusiasts earnestly rehearse a play for a wedding. The Godfather and Godmother of the fairies are locked in a bitter argument over an adopted child, which they seek to resolve through the careless application of dodgy witchcraft.
Benjamin Schostakowski, director of multi award-winning A Tribute of Sorts, transplants Shakespeare’s enchanted lovers, fools and fairies from the wilderness of Athens to a nostalgia-tinged vision of Australian suburbia. Think lava lamps, slide nights and macramé wall-hangings. A Midsummer Night’s Dream promises to deliver a sensuous cocktail of hyper-theatricality; equal parts strange, dark and hilarious.
“Shows like this make your heart sing, as they take off into new and always expanding realms, exploring what theatre can do by building on old traditions.” Crikey on A Tribute of Sorts
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Season 7 February – 7 March 2015
Venue Roundhouse Theatre, La Boite