A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a wonderful and iconic comedy. But what happens if all preconceptions are forgotten? What if the play is taken at its word?
Immersion Theatre provides audiences with the opportunity to choose what world they want to experience: the dream or the nightmare, the charm or the horror as they preview this unique production at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre before embarking on their first UK tour.
The Dream: set before the start of the Great War. This adaptation transports fantastical characters to a time of unparalleled peace and prosperity. Four young lovers, a band of hapless actors, and a magical realm populated by enchanting spirits set on causing mischief and mayhem at every turn, culminates in an evening of beauty and hilarity.
The Nightmare: set at the height of the First World War. This haunting adaptation transports the audience to an unforgettable era in which the greatest war of modern times threatens to tear love apart and where, in the dead of night, the dark, dangerous woods become the playground to the mourning spirits of those who have fallen before their time.
Both versions will have the same cast with each actor playing the same role. If you think you know this story, think again. Will you dream with the fairies or end up in a nightmare? The choice is yours.
”The course of true love never did run smooth”
Venue: Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
410 Brockley Road, London, SE4 2DH
Box office: www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Telephone: 0844 8700 887
Dates: Tuesday 4 Feb to Saturday 8 Feb 2014
Performances at 7.45pm. Saturday 8 Matinee at 3.30pm
The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre