A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Gap II production – November/December 2017

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Amanda Crewes

ROMANCE, magic and mayhem come to the fore in a classic Shakespeare comedy where “the course of true love never did run smooth”.

The plot focuses on three parallel stories: the trials and experiences of two sets of lovers camping in a magical forest, the world of the Fairy King and Queen and their elves and a group of rough craftsmen attempting to stage a production for the wedding of the Duke of Athens.

“It’s such a magical script,” Crewes said. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream has really stood the test of time and, in fact, is the most performed Shakespeare play.

“The thrill of the forest and the magic that ensues leaves the characters somewhat out of breath, which is what I want to capture in this performance.

“I want to show how the events move so fast the characters seem caught up in a whirlwind of events, manipulated by the magical fairies of the forest.”