A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Rehearsal of the ensemble in our space in Richmond

Rehearsal of the ensemble in our space in Richmond

By William Shakespeare, adapted by Joachim Matschoss, performed in 2016 at the Abbotsford Convent

This all female adaptation of Shakespeare’s play is a gleefully mischievous take on what is at heart of this timeless piece.

In the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death, the play is given a fresh cut.

Why all female? Simple, in Shakespeare’s time it was all men, it’s time to reverse it.

Why contemporary? Why not!

Spontaneous bursts of song: Beatles, Rolling Stones, David Bowie (alas), even Kenny Rogers. There is more: physical comedy, bad poetry (not the Bard’s), live music, the use of natural light and a bare space.

We hope you enjoy this DREAM for our times, a little bit anarchic, raucous and irreverent and bursting with life.

Cast: Amy Bradney-George, Kate Lewis, Anna Reardon, Holly Bohmer, Eva Justine Torkkola, Seon Williams, Freya Timmer-Arends, Grace Mckenzie-McHarg, Emma Walsh, Celia Handscombe, Louise Purcell and Diana Stathis

Designer: Victoria Nyguen

Musician: Tom Hoskins

Director: Joachim Matschoss

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