Looking for the perfect Anti-Valentine’s date? Check out ‘The Dream’.
Does the prospect of heading into the rain for the Bella Italia Two Course Valentine’s Special make you feel a little ill? Good, because you can do better than a room full of unimaginative dates, loveless marriages and soggy bruschetta. Dear Fever, Exeter’s newest Theatre Company, have planned a much more interesting evening for you and your significant other/housemate/cat.
The Dream is a brand new immersive adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in the edgetastical Cellar Door. It opens tomorrow night and promises to be something completely different to your run-of-the-mill student production. Immersed in a world of electro-swing, dance, film, art and performance, The Dream welcomes you to Club Athens’ opening night…
Talk to characters as you peruse the bar and grab a drink. How you play it is up to you. All the play’s scenes happen simultaneously and the audience is free to wander from space to space. This will be an ambitious and inspiring production combining the Dance, Circus and Art Societies together. The live music will be provided by Big Band and Thick as Thieves DJ Will Wadham, who plays Oberon. The play then surreptitiously turns into a night out, blurring the lines between what’s real and what isn’t.
Dear fever are heavily influenced by the company Punchdrunk, who many ardent theatregoers will be aware of. Their style of Immersive Theatre focuses on placing audience experience at the heart of performance. In a similar way, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is deconstructed through the perspective of the modern underworld: the nightclub, where the actions and emotions of reality are manipulated by the haze of intoxication and hedonism. The perfect concoction to get you in the mood, right?
“The course of true love never did run smooth”
It’s only £5 per ticket which covers your entry to Cellar Door and the show runs this Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th February. Book HERE.