Preview: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Broken Arrow Productions

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This week, at new venue The Stage Door, young theatre company Broken Arrow bring their swan song production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to life.

Storming the Southampton theatre scene last spring with their faultless production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible at The Hub, the company have since experimented with smaller-scale productions in cosier venues – but this final production from Broken Arrow will see them back to the high-octane, full-scale performances that gave them glowing reviews for The Crucible.

Directors Alexander Curtis (A Doll’s House, Closing Time) and Lucy Hughes (The Crucible) have worked alongside their stellar cast to bring together a heady, intoxicating take on the magical tale. With electric movement sequences, lead by Titania (Robyn Fryer) shaping the fairies’ scenes, four millennial backpack-laden lovers squabbling in the forest, and a gorgeously funny approach to the mechanical characters – a send-up of am-dram anoraks – the company’s production packs a whole load of treats into just 90 minutes.

A fitting final production for Broken Arrow before they part ways, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is sure to be a crowning triumph for the group, and a must-see in The Stage Door’s summer line-up.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs at The Stage Door from June 10th – 13th at 7.30pm every night. Tickets are available to purchase here.

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What do you do with a BA in English? Well, not a lot, which is why Caitlin also works as Deputy Editor here as well as being Head of Events and Marketing for SUSU Performing Arts, on top of blogging and communications for SUSU. After spending an unhealthy amount of her adolescence on the stage, she's taken to slagging other people off for their efforts. Aspiring theatre critic and all-round sassy queen.

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