A MIDSUMMER MESS
Written by Stephen Lunt
presented by Point Blank Productions
at Whammy Bar, St Kevinís Arcade, K' Road, Auckland
From 27 Feb 2013 to 1 Mar 2013
Reviewed by: Anna Stillaman;
THOUGHT YOU'D SEEN A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM? WRONG!
Produced by Point Blank Productions (Auckland), A Midsummer Mess is a fast moving comedy, frenetic in its physicality, swift in its use of Shakespeare's story and downright ludicrous in its language. Kicking off on 27th February, This bold, breakneck version of Shakespeare's classic quickly descends into a farce.
Set in the world of the Gods, A Midsummer Mess is a nearly never-ending story that begins with the nuptials of Theseus and Hippolyta. The entertaining mechanicals create worlds for their eternal pleasure. It may start off like Shakespeare but what came before only the Gods know.
Using only their skill and simple costume changes; three actors and three puppets adroitly play the twelve characters from A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Stephen Lunt, who wrote the show, says: "If anyone thought Shakespeare was boring before, they certainly won't think so after."
Join the rollercoaster ride at Whammy Bar, St Kevins Arcade, Karangahape Rd. The show runs at 6.30 – 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th February, Thursday 28th February, Friday 1st March 2013. Entry is $15 and tickets can be bought from iticket.
Auckland Fringe runs from 15 February to 10 March 2013. For more Auckland Fringe information go to www.aucklandfringe.co.nz
A MIDSUMMER MESS plays
27th February – 1st March, 6:30pm
Duration: 1 hour
Venue: Whammy Bar, St Kevin's Arcade, Karangahape Road
Bookings: iTicket - www.iticket.co.nz or 09 361 1000