‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Open-air Shakespeare in Elephant Park
This event is now fully booked.
WHEN: Elephant Park: Friday 26 – Saturday 27 July, 7pm-9:30pm
WHERE: Elephant Park
Local community-based theatre group, The People’s Company, are putting on an open-air production of William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ with a twist, this July as they tour Southwark.
The Company seeks to revive the classic comedy with a contemporary version of Shakespeare’s play. This version sees a 1960’s ‘flower-power’ theme defying gender, race, age and cultural barriers, with a cast that reflects modern-day London.
John Whelan, artistic and creative director for The People’s Company, says “The park offers a perfect setting to bring the play into the magical forest as they both offer a fantastic green lung in the heart of our amazing community.
“I love ‘the dream’ as it’s my favorite comedy written by Shakespeare; I feel honored and It’s great to be bringing him home to Southwark, the site of the Globe, with our open-air performance.
“Stylistically, we have really played with the production and made it contemporary, as I believe classics are done at their best when you allow people to connect to it through a modern lens.”
The People’s Company aims to provide Southwark’s residents with a fun place to express themselves creatively through the exploration of drama and theatre, and meet every Tuesday 7-9pm at the Southwark Playhouse, one of London’s leading off-West End theatres, based on Newington Causeway.
Tickets are free for the Elephant Park performances, while there is a small cost for the Burgess Park performances.
Book your tickets now by going to: peoplescompanylondon.com