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TEATRO TRIBUEÑE 11-12 JUNE. Four shows:18.30h & 21.00h
(Reservations online; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Full indoor performance
EL OLIVAR DE CASTILLEJO (Noches en el Olivar) 17th JUNE 20.00h
One show only. No reservations. Donation on door until all seats taken
Outdoor venue – an adapted performance, unlit except by the setting sun!
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S SHAKESPEARE is a light summer tribute to the Bard. With a touch of Into- the-Woods to it the characters wander in and out of a clearing — the Forest of Arden, the Woods of Athens, Prospero’s island — or what you will.
The Mechanicals burst in to rehearse their play. Hamlet offers some advice. Shylock, Portia, Romeo and Ophelia all have their reasons to be here. Witches and heroes, lovers and monarchs tell us of madness, injustice, love and war. A family of refugees appears, searching, and exhausted.
Comedy comes in 16th- and 20th- century form, music from Broadway, some pirates, and a cappella choir. There are some unusual gender choices, different styles of costume and directing, and a pulsing energy driving everything forward.
There’s something for everyone – just “as they liked it” back in Shakespeare’s day!
We hope you enjoy our heartfelt celebration of his work.
The Madrid Players
an amateur English‑language theatre group based in Madrid, founded more than fifty years ago
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