Mechanicals set stage for classic production

HILARIOUS: The Popular Mechanicals is set to show in Mount Gambier at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre next month.

THE stage is set for a memorable night with State Theatre Company of South Australia’s revival of the classic play-within-a-play featuring Shakespeare’s greatest clowns – the rude mechanicals from a Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Perhaps the most famous group of amateur thespians of all time, the cast of Pyramus and Thisbe bumble their way through rehearsals, misadventures and sheer idiocy in a hysterically funny mix of verse, song and dance.

Using snippets of the existing text of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the play exalts in its own roughness,

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