Fairy King Oberon surrounded by his mischievous servant's The Pucks
Demetrius and Lysander fight for the love of Helena
One of the Pucks reads over Quince's shoulder during a rehearsal for the Mechanical's epic play.

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Theatre and Physical Theatre • Comedy
South Australia • World Premiere

Shakespeare’s beloved comedy follows four young Athenians in their pursuit of love. With plans to elope, Hermia and Lysander escape to the forest, followed by Hermia’s friend Helena and Lysander’s rival Demetrius. Along their journey, they get swept into the squabbles of the Fairy King and Queen and fall victim to the mischievous tricks of the Pucks. Meanwhile, a troupe of actors known as “the mechanicals” rehearse a play in the forest. Under the influence of mistakenly administered love potion lovers, mechanicals, and fairies alike devolve into the confusion and chaos of love triangles and mistaken identities, with hilarious consequences. Set in the 1970s, this fresh spin on A Midsummer Night’s Dream shows new audiences that the course of true love never did run smooth. 

Presented by: Funk Soul Productions

Funk Soul Productions is a vibrant and diverse group of young actors, challenging the perception of modern theatre in a world in which interest in theatre is slowly declining. Forming in their early years of highschool, the group has been acting together for five years, exploring a wide range of genres and styles as they have developed their connection and bond as a group. Despite the differences the actors have as individuals, the chemistry they share on stage has continued to draw audiences to their dynamic performances. A passionate group of individuals, Funk Soul Productions have sparked a fresh interest in theatre amongst their audiences, leaving promise and potential in their wake.

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