My twelve year old daughter has just been cast as Lady Macbeth in a school play. So, it is very apt that next week I am taking the children to see an especially adapted version of one of Shakespeare’s best loved play- A Midsummer’s Night Dream. I am very excited because I was a child when I last saw this being performed and I have always loved this magical play. Directed by Edward Hall and called ‘Pocket Dream’, the play is being shown at the Southbank centre in London as part of The Southbank Festival. Presented by Udderbelly and performed by the all male Propellor company the cast aims to ‘deliver a fresh and inspiring introduction to Shakespeare’
Recommended for children aged 9+ the play hopes to show them the thrill and excitement of theatre as well a perfect introduction to Shakespeare using poetry and imagination all in sixty minutes.
Performances of ‘Pocket Dream’ are as follows and tickets can be bought from Udderbelly|Southbank Festival although the festival runs until July 17th.
Monday 9th May – 7:15pm
Tuesday 10th May – 2:30pm
Wednesday 11th May – 2:30pm
Thursday 12th May – 2:30pm
Friday 13th May – 7:15pm
Saturday 14th May – 2:30pm and 6pm
Tickets are £15.50/conc £14 School £10 and teachers free