PUBLISHED: 14:24 15 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:50 10 June 2010
Centre Stage are back at the Pavilion with their production of The Dreaming from Monday, March 31, until Saturday, April 5
Centre Stage are back at the Pavilion with their production of The Dreaming from Monday, March 31, until Saturday, April 5.
The Dreaming is written by Howard Goodall (composer of the Vicar of Dibley) and Charles Hart (lyricist of The Phantom of the Opera) and is a reworking of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. It is set in a quiet Somerset village surrounded by woodland on the eve of the summer solstice in 1915. A young scruff of a local lad, Jack, is caught up in a woodland spat between Angel and Sylvia, the punkish tribal leaders of the woodlanders. Two young middle-class couples are tangled in romantic confusion and the Lord of the Manor is celebrating his birthday with a patriotic pageant of St George, to be performed by the local tradesmen and farm boys.
Sir Tim Rice once said that you need at least ten great numbers to make a successful musical and you more or less have these by the interval in The Dreaming!
Tickets can be bought from the box office on (01395) 222477 or you can book your tickets online at www.exmouthpavilion.co.uk
They are priced at £10 and £9 concessions.