Midsummer heroes are all set to come back

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Mumbai, Jan 3 (UNI) Reliance Communications and the British Council are all set to bring back the heroes of the spectacular Dash Art Production's ''A Midsummer Nights Dream'', directed by Tim Supple, that has made India proud.

The performance is scheduled to be held on January 5 at 1900 hrs, on January 6 at 2000 hrs and on January 7 at 1900 hrs at the NCPA here.

The incredible spectacle combines skills of 23 actors, dancers, musicians, martial arts experts and street acrobats from a hugely diverse range of locations and backgrounds across India and Sri Lanka.

The play, which is performed in English, Tamil, Malayalam, Sinhalese, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi and even a little Sanskrit, casts aside familiar traditions of performing Shakespeare and replaces them with an epic visceral and emotional power.

Speaking to newspersons, Reliance communications Branding and Marketing Head Sanjay Behl said, ''Apart from a strong script and superlative performance by my multi-cultural artists, the uniqueness of this play also lies in its communication structure which uses a multi-lingual script within each and every performance. This play truly exemplifies the core values of Reliance that language and races are no barrier in achieving our dreams.'' The British Council commissioned show, which was made in two years, caused a sensation in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai in April last year. Since then it has been a sell out at the Roundhouse in London, Verona and twice in Stratford upon Avon at the home of the Royal Shakspeare Company.

And now back on home ground, Indian audiences can grab the only opportunity to watch the production in India prior to its world tour, beginning in Australia and moving to the USA and finally Europe.


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