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A Midsummer Night's Dream, King's Theatre

posted 1 May 2016, 07:16 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 1 May 2016, 15:49 ]

One of the most exciting new Shakespeare company in the UK, Merely Theatre has honed a style that strips the Bard back to basics - no gauche sets, frilly collars or fussy props: just the actors, the audience and the text. Now the company are stripping back something more profound: the concept of gender.

Using gender-blind casting, they present two of Shakespeare’s classic works, each condensed to just 90 minutes.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream playfully depicts the comically intertwining tales of feuding forest gods, midnight elopements and staging a theatre show.

Source: King's Theatre