Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park returns with one of the Bard’s most popular plays – A Midsummer Night’s Dream. So bring out the picnic basket and roll out the snacks as you lie under the stars and watch this romantic comedy filled with mischief and magic.
Against a dramatic contemporary backdrop in Fort Canning Park, be mesmerised as the industrial city of Athenia transforms into an enchanted dreamworld of moonlit water and fairyland mayhem.
It tells the tale of four lovers who have eloped into the forest, only to be pranked by mischief-maker Puck. Meanwhile, the fairy king and queen are at war, and a group of tradesmen are rehearsing a play. Mayhem and magic ensue.
The play’s themes of love, togetherness and fun is something that award-winning director Guy Unsworth highlights. “We need this more than before, we appreciate it more than before, to create something which would celebrate the very thing it is: a piece of live entertainment which brings people together and celebrates love and life,” he says.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek into the production:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream stars Julie Wee, Ghafir Akbar, Daniel Jenkins and Krish Natarajan, and runs from now till May 28 (Tue to Sun) at Fort Canning Park. Tickets start from $50, available at www.srt.com.sg.
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