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Move aside Meghan, our queen Titania is in town! That’s right, the magical fairies are back with Titania and Oberon to tickle and titillate the theatre lovers of Colombo!

Pyramus and Thisby is coming back to the Lionel Wendt once more. This play, written and directed by Jehan Aloysious, has been performed multiple times over the last 12 years.

The play was also performed at the prestigious Bharat Rang Theatre Festival and at the eighth Theatre Olympics in India over the last few years. Now the artists of Centrestage Productions are back once again to treat the Colombo audience with some magic and lots of mayhem.

This interesting adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream combines low-country music, dance and acrobatics with Bard’s verse. The plot revolves around a group of artisans, headed by Quince, as they rehearse a play titled Pyramus & Thisby in the forest.

A battle between the armies of the Fairy King and Queen over the mystical Indian boy, and the machinations of the mischievous ‘Puck’, lead to chaos in the human world. Meanwhile, ‘Bottom’, the weaver, becomes the unwitting victim of a magical transformation which leads him into the arms of the mesmerised Fairy Queen. In all this mayhem, the artisans wonder if they will ever be able to stage their tragicomedy – Pyramus & Thisby!

Jehan Aloysius, the show’s creator, states: “The previous runs of Pyramus & Thisby were a phenomenal success. The cast had worked so hard through months of gruelling pre-work and rehearsals devising the show at workshops, while also learning acrobatics and various styles of Eastern dance. It was humbling that the audiences were unanimous in their appreciation of the work that had gone into the show.”

This spectacular magi-comedy will be staged at the Lionel Wendt on 7 July at 7:30 p.m. The box office is now open and advanced bookings are strongly advised for this one-day show. Grab your tickets now by texting 0772949767 or call Lionel Wendt via 0112695794.

 


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