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The Popular Mechanicals

Start date: 22 September 2017

End date: 22 September 2017

By Keith Robinson, William Shakespeare and Tony Taylor Original direction by Geoffrey Rush A State Theatre Company South Australia production A funny thing happened to me on the way to the theatre this evening Shakespeare’s greatest clowns—the rude mechanicals from A Midsummer Night’s Dream — take centrestage in this wild reimagining of what might have happened off-stage during the Bard’s most loved comedy. Perhaps the most famous group of amateur thespians of all time, the cast of the play-within-a-play Pyramus and Thisbe, bumble their way through rehearsals, misadventures and sheer idiocy in an hysterically funny mix of verse, song and dance. Using snippets of the existing text of A Midsummer Night’s Dream along with a gloriously cod version of Shakespearean English, the play exalts in its own roughness, extravagance of expression and frequent obscenity—in the nicest possible way. All Tickets $15.00* School bookings welcome, please phone 8561 4299