Celebrating their tenth season, Bowler Crab bring A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the Trinity Theatre. William Shakespeare’s fantastical comedy contains a world of magic, music and mayhem. Find yourself among trick-some fairies, enchanted lovers and ass-headed ‘rude mechanicals’ as The Bard’s magical romantic comedy is performed in beautiful rhyming verse. A comic fairy tale with song, dance and humour galore.
A jealous Fairy King enacts revenge on his Queen with the help of a magical flower that determines the victim’s next glance as true love; but what madness will ensue in the woods when his servant Puck mistakes a lover for another and sparks a love war between four mortals?! Throw in some ‘rude mechanical’ tradesmen determined to rehearse a terrible play and you have yourselves one of the greatest literary works ever written! The Queen falls in love with a cursed ass-headed lovey, the Athenian lovers pull each other’s hair in lust and hatred, The Puck is spurned for his incompetence and, before long, The King regrets his half-cocked plans and must unpick the midsummer nightmare!
This show will be Director Stephen John’s fifth version of the play, having directed ‘The Dream’ in 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Taking experiences and styles from all four past productions, this show blends them into an energetic romp through Shakespeare’s most popular comedy.
Bowler Crab is a theatre company which specialises in Shakespearean performance, producing UK theatre tours as well as repertoire performances for schools, festivals, dining experiences, weddings and private events. Founded in 2013 by Artistic Director Stephen John, the company’s goal is to complete the Shakespearean canon. Their theatrical style can be considered as a mixture of minimalism and traditionalism, bringing Shakespearean language to life using fresh creative perspectives on customary performance practices inspired by literary themes rather than excessive sets or special stage effects.
“The course of true love never did run smooth”