A Midsummer Night’s Dream : An Indian Production

A Midsummer Night

Following a sensational sell-out run at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works Festival in June 2006, Dash Arts’ ‘Indian Dream’, directed by Tim Supple, comes to the Roundhouse for a six week run; prior to a major UK and international tour.

Press night March 13th at 7pm

Created in India with Indian and Sri Lankan performers and creative team this production has already been marked out as a seminal staging of the play. The production is the culmination of a project that began in autumn 2004 when the British Council in India and Sri Lanka commissioned Tim Supple to create and direct a theatre production to tour.

A cast of 23 dancers, musicians, actors and performers from a hugely diverse range of locations and backgrounds came together for a seven week rehearsal process to create a production which is performed in English, Tamil, Malaysian, Sinhalese, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi and even a little Sanskrit. The result is a passionate, energetic, thrilling and beautiful re-interpretation of the play, which casts aside familiar traditions of performing Shakespeare and replaces them with an epic, visceral and emotional power that knocked audiences and critics for six when it was performed in outdoor arenas in India and (for 12 performances only) in Stratford upon Avon and at the Verona Festival earlier this year.

This London run marks the beginning of a long international journey for the performers (the original cast has been brought back together). Following six weeks at the Roundhouse, the company embarks on a major UK-wide tour, with full venue details to be announced. After which the company will return to India for several weeks, touring major cities, before embarking on a worldwide tour.

Region: All
Venue: The Roundhouse
Venue Address: Chalk Farm Road, London
Website: http://www.dreamonstage.co.uk
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Specified
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