The Royal Welsh College’s Richard Burton Company presents DREAM, a promenade journey into the dark twisted world of Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
A radical vison of this much-loved play, co-directed by Jonathan Munby and Anthony and Kel Matsena, and choreographed by the Matsena brothers, brings this classic comedy screaming into the 21st Century.
DREAM has been adapted by Jonathan Munby, RWCMD’s Director of Drama Performance, who has just returned from his sell-out run directing Wendy and Peter Pan at the Leeds Playhouse. It’s co-directed and choreographed by Anthony and Kel Matsena, bringing their own particular brand of inspirational collaboration to work with the final year actors and creatives in the rehearsal room.
‘We’re taking a radical and contemporary approach to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, offering audiences an immersive promenade production, leading them to the dark and twisted heart of the piece,’ said Jonathan.
Zimbabwean born and Welsh-raised Anthony and Kel Matsena have built a name for themselves for their innovative and accessible approach to storytelling, aiming to connect with communities through dance, with their award-winning dance company, Matsena Productions.
‘Our work usually echoes our own experiences, but this play focuses on words, so it’s about feeling connected to the text and embracing the exciting direction the work is going in.