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The Popular Mechanicals (Audio Described)

Details

Date 4 November 2017

Time 2:00 PM

Contact

Canberra Theatre

Address Canberra Theatre , Canberra, ACT

Phone (02) 6275 2700

Overview

Saturday 4 November, 2pm Tactile Tour at 1pm

Canberra Theatre 

Phone:  (02) 6275 2700

KICK-ARSE THEATRE—HILARIOUS, IRREVERENT AND DELICIOUSLY WITTY

Shakespeare’s greatest clowns – the rude mechanicals from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – take centre-stage 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, somehow surviving the misadventures brought on by their own sheer idiocy. The result is a riotously funny mix of Shakespearean verse, songs and dance that is lewd, rude and ingenious. Clowning, vaudeville, slapstick, farce, stand-up comedy and some hilarious puppetry come together to create an unhinged feast of wit.

First directed by Geoffrey Rush in 1987, The Popular Mechanicals holds a special place in the Australian comedic canon. This revival from State Theatre Company South Australia, directed by former STC Resident Director Sarah Giles, will lift the roof in the silliest ways imaginable.


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