A team of seasoned theatre professionals are working with Fulham Palace in London to create ‘Titania’s Dream’ - an immersive, interactive, and COVID-safe theatrical experience inspired by William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
Drawn together by a mutual desire not to let COVID kill off the arts, but keenly aware that audiences might be worried about returning to live events, the producers have worked hard to mount an experience that keeps cast, crew and audience safe.
Kilburn Live Producer Jenny Coburn explains “We’ve gone to great lengths to make this work. Mandatory testing for cast and crew, the outdoor setting, small audience sizes, we’ve even split the cast up into 2 separate work bubbles with each actor learning numerous parts, ready to swap roles at a moment’s notice. The logistics are tricky and the impact on our production budget is almost crippling but we’re going to do what we need to do to make it work.”
Despite all the challenges the team firmly believe that this is something that needs to be done. As creative director Charlie Cridlan explains “We have been living an un-real existence for over a year and now, more than ever, we have realised the importance of the outdoors and the part human connection plays in our well-being”.
The site-specific event will introduce elements of Shakespeare’s classic comedy in a fun and educational way. Embracing the power of storytelling and recognising the setting as a character, the team hope to inspire audiences while at the same time celebrating being outdoors again. It’s time to get off screens and get back outside!
Titania’s Dream will run on the grounds of Fulham Palace from 20 May – 6 June.
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