A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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This article is from 2009.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

There have been some weird and wonderful productions of Shakespeare’s great comedy of fairies, mechanicals and bickering lovers, from the 1934 Hollywood version starring James Cagney as Puck to Peter Brook’s inspired 1971 production for the RSC. But neither featured the multimedia excitement of the Beijing Film Academy’s interactive production, which stars 18 Chinese performers and blends martial arts with computer gaming and Olympics-style technology.

McEwan Hall, 651 1292, 15–23 Aug, 7pm, £12 (£10). Preview 14 Aug, £6.

This article is from 2009.

Midsummer Night's Dream

A unique interactive production featuring 18 Chinese performers. Music, dancing, and martial arts fuse with computer gaming and Olympic technology, resulting in a visually spectacular performance... but who on earth is controlling their fate?

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