Braes High School is dreaming of those Midsummer nights

Braes High School will perform 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
Braes High School will perform 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
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THOSE dreaming of hot summer nights will be in for a treat at Braes High next week as the school’s latest production finally hits the stage.

Pupils from all years are performing the story of four young lovers in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in what promises to be the school’s best show to date.

The actors from Braes Youth Theatre (BYT) are prepped and ready to tackle the classic Shakespeare tale with a modern twist in their much anticipated summer show.

There’s slight changes to the play. It’s not set in the Greek Athens - the actors felt there was too much trouble with the euro. It’s in the college town of Athens, Georgia, USA, instead, with a current soundtrack.

The principal foursome, who are also amateur actors, are still manipulated by fairies and characters in a magical moonlit forest who sing at every opportunity.

However, one of the mischievious fairies is intent on causing bother between the friends, and with a wedding on the horizon, the friendships are pushed to the limit.

Drama teacher Emma Taylor said team spirit in the camp is high and the group can’t for the opening curtain.

She added: “Students and staff have been working on the show since early in the year and it looks set to be Braes’ best yet.

“This has been a real team effort and everyone at BYT is looking forward to opening night next week to finally see the reward for everyone’s hard work.

“The cast have been fantastic and a big thank you has to go to some cast members who, when others had to drop out, took on challenging roles at very short notice and are doing an absolutely brilliant job.”

The show runs from Tuesday to Thursday (June12-14). Tickets are £5 (£4 concession) available from the school office and are selling fast.