Midsummer Night Fever: Trinity Laban’s 1970s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Oberon reaches near-Bowie levels of magnificence in a feather-fringed fur coat, PVC trousers and glam rock makeup; Tytania shimmers in a pink evening gown and boa worthy of any cabaret diva. Trinity Laban’s 1970s A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes Britten to the disco – and back again. Cordelia Chisholm’s clean, hard set, made luscious with velvet, lamé and mirrorball, gives a nicely unspecific setting, more an evocation of mood than a depiction of place. After all, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is all about getting lost, in the woods, in the dark, even in emotions; this placelessness feels ideal.

Click here to read my full review on Bachtrack.

Edwin Landseer - Scene from a Midsummer Night's Dream

Edwin Landseer – Scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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