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.