Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Late-Summer, Mid-City, Shakespearean Treat

“The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of imagination all compact.”

This February, emerging theatre company Bright Orange Walls will lead a cast and crew of Wellington’s up-and-coming theatre practitioners in restaging Shakespeare’s famous comedy: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. With collaborators sourced from Toi Whakaari, Victoria University, Playshop Performance Company, and Long Cloud Youth Theatre, this project promises to be a merging of theatrical methodologies, styles and ideas.

This project is fuelled by a desire to fill a perceived hole in Wellington’s local theatre industry. It’s aims are to respect and do justice to the best of Shakespearean theatrical tradition, while also building upon Bright Orange Walls’ previous work: utilising a transformative and engaging design aesthetic to urbanise and localise this magical text.

This production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a big step for Bright Orange Walls, and will be one of the flagship events for emerging theatre in this city. Complete with a pop-up bad, a converted space, and an audience of revelling punters, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set to unite audience and practioneers alike, and be a truthful and mesmerizing Shakespearean experience hidden deep within Wellington’s CBD.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs from the 6th – 12th of February and is directed by Samuel Phillips. Tickets are $14 unwaged and $16 waged. Venue TBC.

https://www.facebook.com/brightorangewalls?fref=ts


ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Kiwi Pride: Accolades For Film About Man Who Falls In Love With A Stick

A short animated film written and directed by New Zealand born Matthew Darragh has been selected for the Courts des îles, International Festival of Short Fiction Films. More>>

ALSO:

Anniversaries: Vivid Memories Four Years After Christchurch Quake

Four years ago, an earthquake that would change the lives of thousands shook Christchurch at 12.51 p.m. More>>

ALSO:

Environment 'n' Conservation: Slash Meets Tāne The Tuatara

Rock and Roll superstar and former Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash visited Zealandia Ecosanctuary along with collaborating band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. More>>

Foo Fighters: Exclusive Show In Support Of Music Foundation

Frontier Touring has today announced that the Foo Fighters will play a last minute intimate and exclusive benefit show at the Auckland Town Hall this Friday February 20 with all profits going to The New Zealand Music Foundation. More>>

ALSO:

Canterbury Quakes: Feedback Sought On Short-Listed Memorial Designs

Six short-listed designs for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been released for public input... The Memorial will honour the victims of Canterbury’s earthquakes and acknowledge the suffering of all those who lived through them as well as the heroism of those who participated in the rescue and recovery operations. More>>

ALSO:

Celia Lashlie: Legacy Will Live On

Social justice advocate Celia Lashlie leaves a legacy that will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of New Zealanders for years to come, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. “Celia was a powerful voice for reason, sense and compassion. Her work, particularly with teenage boys, was ground-breaking." More>>

ALSO:

Obituary: Sad Farewell To PPTA Activist Robin Duff

Duff has been a long-time fixture of the association... Most recently Duff has been working hard to support Canterbury teachers through the quakes that devastated the region. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news