A Midsummer Night’s Dream

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

APRIL 25, 26, 27, MAY 2,3,4 & 9,10,11, 2014

The Drill Hall Theatre Company is excited to present A Midsummer Night’s Dream, opening on the 25th April for nine performances through to 11th May.  The production is inspired by William Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday.

Brimming with a cast of 25, and supported by a creative team of over a dozen (and growing), the new production is currently in rehearsal preparing to honour the Great Bard, in lavish style, on his birthday, 26th April.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a deliciously delightful romantic comedy navigating the high and lows of passionate young love, traversing spiritual and earthly realms with spiralling misunderstandings and deeply satisfying resolutions.

The DHTC’s production is set locally in Mullumbimby in the late 1960’s with the music, moratoriums and mayhem of social revolution forming the backdrop to Shakespeare’s homage to love, together with the infamously mischievous characters Puck and Bottom.

Some of the cast of “The Dream” hard at work rehearsing

 

Production Team:

Directors:  Dominick Reyntiens, Max Donati,  Melinda Saxe
Supervising Director:  Gregory Aitken
Choreographer/ Production Designer:  Michael Hennessy
Executive Producer:  Michael Borenstein
Producer:  Tim Winton-Brown
Costume and Set Designer:  Svea Bjornsson
Lighting Designers:  Sunita Bailey & Melinda Saxe
Digital Art and Poster Art-Work:  Ken Ford
Production Manager:  Susie Strong
Stage Manager:  Ben Morrissey

 

and 26 Superb Performers:

Cate Feldmann, Owen Trevor-Jones, Sam Hemphill, Mike Russo, Max Foggon, Simon Dubber, Hayley Acton, Phoebe Lines, Laurie Axtens, Chris Benaud, Danyon Saxe-Wilson, Eryn Thackray-Smith, Robin Brady, Sue Hird, Michael Lill, Kasadevi Curtis, Max Donati, Mandi Sabasio-Ong, Maureen Lill, Danni Ducanson, Ebony Webb, Tara Brady, Reuben Saxe, Susie Strong,  Ben Morrissey and Snoopy the Dog.

 

Read more…….

Arts Northern Rivers: https://artsnorthernrivers.com.au/blog/midsummer-in-mullum

 

Byron Shire News 08/05/14

Byron Shire Echo 06/05/14

 

Reviews:

Dave Heggie in the Summerland News:  http://www.summerlandcoast.com.au/summerland-news/item/a-mid-summerland-night-s-dream

 

Tracey Hordern in The Northern Star (Friday May 2, 2014).

Sarah Smith in the Byron Shire Echo: http://www.echo.net.au/2014/04/midsummer-still-in-mullum/

 

William Brener