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Thursday, September 28, 2023



(Above: The lovers in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Photo supplied)

Experience the magic of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream as it takes the stage in Stellenbosch and Durban

Brace yourself for an enchanting journey into the realms of love, mischief, and fantasy as VR Theatrical and the Maynardville Trust in association with Durban’s Centre for Creative Arts proudly present the acclaimed 2023 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on tour.

Following its resounding success at Maynardville, this captivating play is set to grace the stages of two iconic venues - the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre at the Toyota SU Woordfees in Stellenbosch and the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban.

Get ready to be swept away by the whimsical charm of Shakespeare's classic tale at Toyota US Woordfees, Stellenbosch's renowned annual cultural festival. A Midsummer Night's Dream unravels a riotous journey through Athens and an enchanted forest, intertwining the escapades of young lovers, earthy tradesmen, and a mischievous fairy kingdom. Prepare for a hilarious and chaotic adventure filled with mistaken identities, playful gender swaps, magical spells, and mischievous pranks. The talented cast, who received standing ovations at Maynardville, includes Chi Mhende, Mark Elderkin, Roberto Kyle, Caleb Swanepoel, and Tankiso Mamabolo.

Step into the beguiling world of Athenian forests at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban. Presented by VR Theatrical and the Maynardville Trust, in association with UKZN's Centre for Creative Arts, A Midsummer Night's Dream weaves a tale of love-struck couples, eccentric actors, and mischievous fairies. The play blurs the line between reality and fantasy, exploring the complexities of human relationships, the power of dreams, and the capricious nature of love. This iconic production promises a side-splitting journey of love and self-discovery, portrayed by the remarkable cast who garnered standing ovations and critical acclaim at the Maynardville Open Air Festival.

Directed by Geoffrey Hyland, this captivating rendition has been hailed as an unforgettable theatrical experience that bridges the gap between tradition and innovation.

Following the performances at Woordfees at Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, Stellenbosch, from October 9 to 13 (Book at Quicket), the show moves to Durban

Performances at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre take place from November 1 to 12, 2023, with various performance times at 11h00, 14h30 and 19h30

Tickets from R140. Book at Computicket link

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