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NEWS: The Faction to Present A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Wilton’s Music Hall
Theatre company The Faction have announced they will bringing their production of William Shakespeare’s comedy to Wilton’s Music Hall from the 26th to the 30th June.
This new production of Shakespeare’s comedy will feature The Faction’s own unique style to offer a new look at A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Set against the backdrop of a royal wedding, four young lovers, six local tradespeople, and an entire kingdom of warring fairies descend upon the Athenian woods one midsummer’s night.
Talking about the production, Director Mark Leipacher said: “We’re living in a really strange time of social upheaval and paradigm shifts in our society. That’s true too of the world of A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare’s text gives us evidence of a war just finished, unemployment, the climate changing, all the time a royal wedding is on every mind. Out of that emerges this extraordinarily joyful comedy. The show is about genuine mayhem – the excuse to go off the rails for two hours or so and then, at the end of a dream that’s both funny and disturbing, re-emerge into reality a little bit altered.”
With its production, The Faction aims to strip audiences of their preconceptions of the play to explore the aftermath of war and the sexual and power politics at play in the original text.
While casting for the production has yet to be confirmed, the production is produced by Rachel Valentine Smith, designed by Eleanor Field with lighting by Ben Jacobs and sound by Yaiza Varona.
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