World Premiere: Love, pop and Shakespeare!
Featuring original songs and an adapted script by Laura Murphy, The Lovers is a fresh and magical pop-infused reimagining of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Oberon and Puck have devoted centuries trying to craft the perfect happy ending. However, as they look out over an increasingly disconnected world where would-be lovers are afraid to ‘catch feels’ and the path to romance is always one swipe away, Oberon fears there will be no more happily-ever-afters.
Until one day, they happen upon four young lovers.
Directed by Shaun Rennie (Rent, Baby Doll) with a superb cast, a live four-piece band and an irresistibly infectious score, The Lovers is a heart-warming and hilarious retelling of Shakespeare’s beloved story that explores the magic and mishaps of romantic love.
Writer & Composer: Laura Murphy
Director: Shaun Rennie
Music Director: Andrew Worboys
Designer: Marg Horwell
Lighting Designer: Trent Suidgeest
Sound Designer: David Bergman
Choreographer: Yvette Lee
Fight & Intimacy Director: Nigel Poulton
Assistant Director: Miranda Middleton
Music Programmer: Michael Tan
Helena: Natalie Abbott
Demetrius: Blake Appelqvist
Oberon: Stellar Perry
Puck: Monique Sallé
Hermia: Brittanie Shipway
Lysander: Jerrod Smith
2hrs (inc interval)
October 23rd, 2022
November 20th, 2022
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Recommended Age: 14yrs+ Warning: contains strong language and sexual references.
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