An Arts Radar and Bob Presents Production
A Midsummer Night's Dream By William Shakespeare
Directed by Eamon Flack
With: Akos Armont, Blake Bowden, Danielle Catanzariti, Jeffrey J Fowler, Matt Hardie, Aimee Horne, Shelly Lauman and Tim Spencer
Production Designer Alistair Watts
Lighting Designer Chris Page
Sound Designer Stefan Gregory
A smart, sexy, daggy, intriguing and frequently hysterical production that takes a fresh, engaging take whilst sticking to the heart of the play all the while. Highly recommended. Australian Stage Online
This sophisticated production of A Midsummer Night's Dream was first presented in December 2009 at B Sharp to a sold out season, rave reviews and crowds in stitches at this modern retelling of the classic lover’s tale.
Following extraordinary success at Belvoir St Theatre, this hilarious and urban revision of our favorite Shakespearian comedy is now commencing its National Australian Tour. Director Eamon Flack has turned this great Shakespearean classic into a grand, decadent and heartrending celebration – a party unfolding on stage, shot through with karaoke ballads and comedy.
With a cast of eight (and a half), new doublings and re-ordered scenes; this is A Midsummer Night’s Dream as it was never been done before. It is an exploration of a hedonistic pursuit of love, pleasure and freedom – that comes at a cost.
Eamon said, “This play is a vivid reminder of what it’s like to fall in love for the first time – the hope, pain, thrill, extreme amazement, profound confusion, awful misunderstanding and brilliant aliveness – that’s why we’ve been putting on this play for 400 years and still haven’t got enough of it.”
I left wondering if it wasn't perhaps the best Shakespearean production I'd ever seen. M/C Reviews
Sydney companies Arts Radar and Bob Presents present a stunning cast comprising of well known actors including Akos Armont (Spring Awakening STC, The Kid Griffin), Blake Bowden (The Boy from Oz, The Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber), Danielle Catanzariti (Blackbird STC), Jeffrey J Fowler, Matt Hardie (Gallipoli STC), Aimee Horne (Like a Fishbone STC), Shelly Lauman (Baal, The Only Child) and Tim Spencer (Beyond the Neck)
Eamon Flack has worked as an actor, director, writer and dramaturg for Company B Belvoir, STC, Bell Shakespeare’s Mind’s Eye, thinice, Perth International Arts Festival, Griffin Stablemates, PlayWriting Australia, the Ensemble Theatre, ArtRage, deckchair, the Old Fitz and Darlinghurst Theatre. His adaptation of Matthew Lutton directed Sophocles’ Antigone for ThinIce and the Perth International Arts Festival. He is the Artistic Associate of Belvoir St Theatre where he has directed The End, and later this year As You Like It.
... pleasingly ridiculous. Sydney Morning Herald
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