Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Wessex Tehatre's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream at DBS Arts Centre in Singapore last week was a lot of fun. Bottom and the mechanicals were hilarious, and really stole the show. That was probably the best part of this staging of the show, getting continual laughs out of the audience.

Other than the mechanicals, I didn't think the performance overall was very creative. It was a rehashing of various versions of the play's performance that I've seen here and there. But still, A Midsummer Night's Dream usually goes over quite well with audiences, and this staging was no exception.

I've been enjoying the recent shows at the DBS Arts Centre, and am looking forward to what is up next — Caryl Churchill's Top Girls.

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1 comment:

Mr Woolly said...

Hi there! Thanks for your mini "review" of A Midsummer Night's Dream, especially for your compliments for the mechanicals!(I played the role of Bottom!) Just one slight correction - it was performed by The Stage Club, not Wessex Theatre. (They are the ones who staged Proof and Top Girls.)If you want to find out more about The Stage Club - and perhaps even get involved - please get in touch. My email address is and my name is Barry. Cheers!