In a world where magic and the supernatural are no longer a part of everyday life, once we are out of childhood the closest we come to magic is through our dreams. A Midsummer Night’s Dream captures that world of the supernatural; of fantasy, passion and enchantment in an extraordinary ultra-modern production, which opens on Midsummer Day.
This high-octane version of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, performed by a cast of Cork’s most promising teen actors, takes place in a mythical post-apocalyptic city and an enchanted forest, where a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who’s transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves collide.
Directed and designed by Tony McCleane-Fay with music and video by Cormac O’Connor and choreography by Philip McTeggart-Walsh, this kaleidoscope of sound and vision promises a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s classic love story.
Presented as part of Cork Midsummer Festival
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