PCUK A Midsummer Night’s Remix
Pineapple Performing Arts School were delighted to work with playwright and director Robin Kingsland on a hip hop reworking of Shakespeare’s classic play, A Midsummer Night’s Remix. Featuring modern day blank verse, rapping and street dance ( choreographed by Amy Butterfield) the show was premiered at The Leicester Square Theatre in August 2010 as part of The Big Dance Festival. It was very well received, and after some more London performances, it was decided to take the show to the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. After a lot of intensive fund raising, Pineapple Arts Productions took 25 young dancers to the largest arts festival in the world. PCUK A Midsummer Night’s Remix received 5 star reviews and played to packed houses!
What the Edinburgh reviewers had to say about “PCUK – A Mid$ummer Night’s Remix:
“The jewel in the crown is Robin Kingsland’s script and direction. This production is not far off a west end showing. It glitters with potential” (British Theatre Guide – five stars awarded)
” There is great wit in the adaptation… Shakespeares’ humour and ideas are updated brilliantly…genuinely well thought out charaterisations …Brilliant one-liners …grand humour … The lovers are very funny… inspired adaptations of Shakespeare’s verse… and the crew trying to put on their “Rappera” (rap meets opera) very well played “ (Edinburgh Spotlight – four stars)
“The World-renowned Pineapple Dance Studios from London bring their show to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time, and it’s a cacking one!… you won’t want to miss this!” (Hairline)