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Jonathan Broadbent playing Oberon in Midsummer Night's Dream

Dublin Theatre Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Captioned performance)

1 Oct 2016 (Past)

Bord Gaís Energy Theatre

  • Open Captioning

We regret to inform you that Dublin Theatre Festival is no longer able to offer the captioned service for the performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Saturday, Oct 1 at 2.30pm. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Customers who were planning to avail of the service should contact the Festival Box Office for further information, by email or by phone +353 1 6778899.

This gleefully mischievous take on Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy is knock-you-sideways funny with a heart of Shakespearean Gold.

In the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death, this comic gem is given a fresh cut. The Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre have created a high-spirited jewel of a show that’ll have you jumping out of your seat.

Every imaginable comic device is here, from spontaneous bursts of song and lycra-clad superheroes to Nerf guns and an epic food fight. The furious physical comedy is matched with an equally thrilling soundscape. A live band double as the Mechanicals and exuberantly channel Barry White and The Ramones, from doo-wop to grunge and a tiny orchestra of electronic tweets, buzzes and magical trills.

A dazzlingly anarchic dream for our times, raucous and irreverent and bursting with life.

Captioned performance Sat 1st October at 2.30pm
A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs from 28th Sept – 1st Oct 2016

Suitable for ages 14+

The production contains flashing lights.

Cast and Creative Team:
Created by Filter
Co-Directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O’Driscoll
Design: Hyemi Shin
Lighting Design: Oliver Fenwick
Sound Design and Original Music: Chris Branch and Tom Haines
With the support of British Council

A scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Created by Filter and Directed by Sean Holmes and Stef O’Driscoll
©Tristram Kenton

Filter's Dream is part rock gig, part exuberant joke, exploding the conventions of the form and remaking them in dazzling new shapes


Categories: Audiences

Tags: Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, captioned performance, Dublin Theatre Festival, Theatre

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