Helena loves Demetrius. Demetrius loves Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander. Lysander loves Hermia. Faeries love mischief.
With Globe Education as their partner, Katara is putting on one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Two performances of the play are planned for Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd April, in the Drama theatre, building 16.
The play is a fun frolic about 4 Athenians who run away to a forest and 6 amateur actors who are all manipulated by faery magic. The king of the faeries Oberon has fallen out with his queen, Titania, and in revenge, he asks the mischievous faery Puck to help him apply a magical elixir on her eyelids as she sleeps, as it will cause her to fall in love with the first thing she sees.
Oberon eavesdrops on Helena, who is looking for her unrequited love Demetrius, so he instructs Puck to give him the magical liquid so he will fall in love with Helena and she will be happy. However, Puck has never seen Demetrius before, and finds Lysander instead!
Oberon is angry at the mistake and orders Puck to find the real Demetrius and make him fall in love with Helena. He does, and then both Lysander and Demetrius are in love with Helena, who thinks they are making fun of her, and Hermia is distraught.
Meanwhile Titania has woken up to find Bottom, the amateur actor who is dressed up as a donkey and fallen head over heels in love with him.
The course of true love never did run smooth!
Tickets are available at Virgin Megastores website.
Globe Education are hosting 5 workshops for students interested in learning more about Shakespeare prior to the performances. For more details visit MOC website or call 44022222.