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A Midsummer Night's Reality Show

A Midsummer Night's Reality Show

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the camera

A Midsummer Night's Dream

13th – 23rd July, Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee Street

By William Shakespeare / Directed by Benjamin Haddock

Presented by Backyard Theatre

BOOKINGS: http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2016/jul/a-midsummer-nights-dream-wellington

$25 waged / $20 unwaged / $15 Year 13 and under plus booking fees

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most well known comedies. So how do six B-list (barely) celebrities handle the Bard’s word?

Set on a midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince, and their friends presenting a play within a play. Chief mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth.

Six housemates in a reality TV show play games of fantasy, love and dreams in Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedy.

Director Benjamin Haddock reimagines this classic Shakespeare play in the unique setting of a reality TV show with six actors playing over twenty characters in a fun and fast-paced comedy.

Big Brother is watching, and lord, what fools these mortals be!


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