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PCUK – A Midsummer Night’s Remix (Pineapple Performing Arts)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

“We bounce,” spouts Hermia to her new bo’ DJ Zander, and off they swagger-jagger to the woods to elope. I’m not up on the ol’ hip and the hop, but even I found myself enjoying Pineapple Performing Arts School’s production, where street dance shakes up Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. As expected, the dancing is bursting with energy – but this comes at a price, as the spoken scenes fall flat in comparison – especially when flatulence jokes are resorted to for humour. Special mention goes to Ashton Henry as the Lil’ Prince, but all the cast bring such enthusiasm that you can’t help but find yourself tapping your feet to the ol’ bard.

theSpace at Venue45, 15 – 20 Aug, 3.15pm (4.45pm), £5.00 – £7.00, fpp289.
tw rating – 3/5