A modern Shakespeare sequel
original playscript set after A Midsummer Night’s Dream this comedy drama script was written for RSC Open stages 2012 and described as “When Ayckbourn meets Shakespeare“.
Twenty years later, Helen and Dee celebrate their anniversary with old friends but when three strangers arrive a spell is reversed and a new magic begins.
Laughs, tears and music all the way.
After The Dream – a comedy drama script by Bev Clark
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A comedy stage play for community & amateur theatre groups & professional theatre companies.
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After the Dream
a comedy drama script By Bev Clark
Copyright 2011- 2015
Written for the RSC Open Stages 2012, this modern sequel to A Midsummer Night’s Dream will also be an excellent choice to commemorate 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death 2016 taking a fresh and modern look at one of his most famous plays.
It is twenty years since four young lovers holidayed in Greece and now Dee (Demetrius) and Helen (Helena) are celebrating twenty years of married bliss with their good friends Sandy (Lysander) and Mia ( Hermia) who are not so blissfully happy.
It is midsummer’s evening.
Into this scene arrive three Irish Travellers who have broken down on the road and wish to borrow a phone. Or do they? As they make themselves at home it is clear they have an agenda; they have come to right a wrong from twenty years. To undo a spell and make new magic.
Ron, Tanya and their wayward son Robin bring some mayhem, mystery and music to the evening and when Faye, Dee and Helen’s daughter, arrives the whole thing gets more complicated.
By Act 2 everyone is again in love with the wrong person but this time mischievous spirits don’t know how to right to the wrongs.
In modern language but with a hint of SHAKESPEARE for good measure there are more twists and turns for the now forty-something lovers … but who will triumph in this game of hearts?
An original song, sung by the character of Tanya, is also available for download but not necessary to the funny, poignant and beguiling script for four males and four females.
A simple set – a garden and /or patio. Evening into night.