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A new reimagining of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

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Wed 9 Nov - Sat 3 Dec 2022, 3.30pm & 7.30pm


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Chelsea Theatre
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7 World’s End Place, King's Road SW10 0DR

About MSND

The timeless quality of Shakespearean dialogue reaches new heights in MSND. Interwoven into the original narrative are themes around identity, relationships, and substance abuse. The company combines A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s mystical narrative with a contemporary spin. After abusing Titania’s trust, Oberon is refused access to his daughter, Asia. His best friend, Puck, tries to cheer him up and when a new drug hits the street, he sees this as the perfect opportunity. This isn’t any old drug, this is MSND, once taken, it is believed you inherit special powers, including the ability to speak Shakespeare's text. Oberon is convinced that with the help of this drug, he can get to Asia, but unbeknown to him, Titania, also stumbles upon MSND, so has powers of her own! The temptation of the drug lures them to the playground, where they take on the role of King and Queen of the fairies. Meanwhile, school is out for the summer, Lysander, Demetrius, Theseus and Egeus place some names in a hat, whoever they pick out, they must bed, before the showcase tomorrow evening. Things turn ugly, however, when Egeus discovers that his sister, Hermia, is in the hat. To win the bet, the boys persuade the girls to follow them into the playground. Set up in 2008, Intermission Youth’s aim is to help transform the lives of disadvantaged youth aged between 16-25yo through a 10-month drama programme.