A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

by William Shakespeare

 

With music written and performed live by the company members, Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble’s production of Midsummer was staged in the open air, in Brisbane’s Roma Street Parklands.

Zoë assisted with the movement and choreograpy for this production which strove to explore the themes often overlooked in modern performances of Shakespeare’s comedy. "Not much is ever made of the impact that the discord in the faerie kingdom has on the human world," director Rob Pensalfini said. "I wanted to play with the idea of the wheels coming off the human world."

 

Director: Rob Pensalfini

Set Designer: Belinda McCormack

Lighting Designer: Steve Tibbets

Costme Designer: Angel Kosch

Music Director: Rob Pensalfini

Movement Consultant and Choreographer: Zoë Tuffin

Stage Manager: Tiff Kaimatsoglu

Production Manager: Kylii Hobson

Cast: Louise Brehmer, Brandon Dowery, Ruby Drewery, Matt Gaffney, Nick James, Sam Jeboult, Zac Kelty, Laura McKenna, Rebecca Murphy, Silvan Rus, Colin Smith, and Johanceé Theron

Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble, Amphitheatre, Roma Street Parkland, 2013

 

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Photos by Benjamin Prindable

With choreography and movement by Zoe Tuffin this dream is physical and dance-like, helping, as does the music, to manifest the differing tempo-rhythms of the play’s worlds.

                                                                     - Kate Foy, Greenroom

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