New Victory presents South Africa's Isango Ensemble, whose production interweaves Britten's ethereal opera of Shakespeare's most famous comedy with the rich choral traditions of African folklore. More…
A lovers' quarrel, a host of fairies, unrequited affection and that pixie Puck create an evening of pure magic. Mixed messages, misunderstandings, and magic lead lovers awry and will leave the audience questioning which wedding we'll attend before the story ends. In this operatic staging of Shakespeare, exhilarating orchestrations of marimbas, djembes and ululation resound with South Africa's rich choral traditions when the commanding cast of the Isango Ensemble lifts up their voices to weave African folklore into Shakespeare's most celebrated comedy.
See it if if you like the classics and know this story well.
Don't see it if must concentrate can be confusing at times, over the top some times, not the best I have seen.
See it if you like innovative theatre and opera - not sure all kids will be able to understand - however the music, dancing & staging are engaging
Don't see it if expecting the Lion King and don't know the story behind the Shakespeare play