A Midsummer Night's Dream
Presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre
Fort Canning Green
4 - 27 May 2007
Ten years ago, SRT staged a compelling production of Hamlet at Fort Canning. It was a seminal work that was reviewed by the international media and received kudos on many levels for both being one of the first international all-Asian casts as well as for some very powerful and memorable images. 'Shakespeare in the Park' returns this year with a sumptuous, contemporary take on one of the greatest comedies of all time.
Bring a picnic basket and blanket and lie under the stars as the park comes to life like you have never seen before
Oberon and Titania, fairy rulers of the forest, have quarrelled over Titania's refusal to give up her boy page to Oberon. He sends Puck to find a magic plant, the juice of which, squeezed on the eyes of someone asleep, will cause them to fall in love with the first creature they see on waking. Oberon uses the juice on Titania and she falls rapturously in love with Bottom, one of the tradesmen who has been bewitched by Puck. Oberon also tells Puck to use it on Demetrius, so that he will fall in love with Helena, but Puck, mistaking the two Athenian youths, uses it on Lysander instead, who promptly falls in love with Helena...
Eventually, however, all the enchantments are lifted, the human lovers are happily paired and Titania and Oberon are reconciled. The three couples are married and Bottom's troupe perform their play at the nuptial celebrations.
Cast: Jason Chan, Michael Corbidge, Rehaan Engineer, Claudio Girardi, Matt Grey, Andy Hockley, Peter Hodgson, Daniel Jenkins, Andrew Keegan, Wendy Kweh, Joanna Pilgrim, Gene Sha Rudyn and Emma Yong.
Ensemble: Aaron Khek Ah Hock, Jereh Leong, Li Yong Nan, Ix Wong Thien Pau
Ensemble featuring SRT's The Young Co.: Megah Laksana Ashari, Chanel Chan Hui Yin, Melissa Chiew, Cara Edney, Deborah Emmanuel, Joyce Gan, Becky Ho, Alyssa Lee, Victoria Lim, Adeline Pang, Nur Khairiyah Ramli, Kusumawati Supadi, Caitanya Tan, Elizabeth Tan, Serene Tan, Amanda Tee, Sophie Wee and Natalie Wong, Eunice Yee Yen Nee
Ensemble featuring Centre Stage School of the Arts: Kirsty Aitken, Emily Armstrong, Aparnaa Balamurali, Sameen Boparai, George Bullock, May Bullock, Izzy Cornish, Lola Rose Donohoe, Shannon Fender, Brighten Kaufman, Matt MacKay, Vivek Narayan, Elonore Otway, Daniel Parsons, Megan Ross, Gigi Samuel, Ayush Shah, Gabrielle Virk and Sorcha Young.
Written by: William Shakespeare
Directeor: Barry Kyle
Music Composer: Ilona Sekacz
Set & Costume Designer: Martyn Bainbridge
Lighting Designer: Suven Chan
Sound Designer: Mike Walker
Choreographer: Aaron Khek & Ix Wong
Hair Designer: Ashley Lim
Stage Manager: Woo Hsia Ling