Acclaimed theatre company Propeller return to Theatre Royal Brighton this June to present revivals of their hugely successful productions of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Comedy of Errors.
Both shows are directed by artistic director Edward Hall.
Propeller’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s most magical play, has enchanted packed houses all over the world.
Love and illusion collide when two pairs of lovers become entangled in fairy mischief on the eve of a Royal Wedding.
Dreams and reality become interchangeable and romantic chaos ensues.
“There are, in fact, four storylines in A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” said Edward.
“Shakespeare sets out each storyline and then they all collide in Act Five and everyone goes home happy. It’s an absolute masterpiece.”
In The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s most farcical play, two sets of estranged twins, separated at birth, find themselves in the same city 25 years later.
A series of mistaken identities, assumed personas, and wild mishaps bring a family crisis – so complicated that time itself loses the plot – into focus.
“This production of The Comedy of Errors is set in a sort of 1980s package holiday island, where there are sombreros, sunglasses, too much sangria and sun, and people getting into trouble,” said Edward. “It’s colourful, fast and funny.”
All members of the company will appear in both productions. Don’t miss one of the country’s most innovative, energetic and exciting theatre companies when they visit Theatre Royal Brighton from June 10 to 14.
Dates and times
The Comedy of Errors: Tuesday, June 10, Friday, June 13, at 7.45pm. Saturday, June 14, at 2.30pm.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Wednesday, June 11, Thursday, June 12 and Saturday, June 14, at 7.45pm. Thursday, June 12, at 2.30pm.
To book tickets call 0844 871 7650 (booking fee) or visit www.atgtickets.com/brighton (booking fee).