A Midsummer Night's Dream
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