Venue: The Lowry
Date Reviewed: 31st October 2007
When I first heard about Tim Supple’s Dream, I was unsure of how it would work on stage. As, it is at times faithful to the original text but also features music, dance, dialogue in several languages and has a strong eastern flavour. Highly ambitious and epic in scope, maybe but it achieves its goal, despite your preconceptions.
Whatever you have read about this piece, you cannot prepare yourself for the visually arresting backdrop in which the scenes are set. Quite simply, you will not see a better looking or sexier production of a Shakespeare play on any stage!