Wednesday, September 28

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Queer Shakespeare Project
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Queer Shakespeare Project

The Queer Shakespeare Project’s interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s dream is an all singing, all dancing salute to the LGBTQ+ community, rehearsed and recorded entirely in lockdown. Thanks to these remote circumstances, the show, directed by Zach Waddington, features an international cast. The play opens with overlapping dialogue led by Philostrate (Kit Foreman) which becomes an overwhelming blend of emotive language of which key words are only audible, setting the scene of a complex play with multiple storylines and characters. Following this we meet Puck (Sadie O’Conor) whose costume and make up, together with filming location, stand out for their ethereal beauty within the show. Due to the circumstances of production, costume and setting does vary massively, but this glimpse in...