A Caribbean Dream
Directed by Shakirah Bourne, Barbados 2017
82 mins. English dialogue
In a modern day setting on the Caribbean island of Barbados, we enter a carnival atmosphere as Puck - the butler - and the staff of a tropical home, turn into mischievous fairies and tamper with the wedding plans of three couples. While Theseus and Hippolyta are returning nationals, we also reconvene with some of our beloved characters, including the mechanicals re-imagined as fishermen, the fairies carrying mobile phones and a female Bottom. Through an intertwining of Caribbean and Shakespearean folklore, culture, history and the surrounding landscape, the story unfolds in chaos and madness as mystery, magic and romance take over underneath the Caribbean moonlight.
What the Critics say:
"If you've had your fill of flitty-fluttery fairies, its forest sprites are a palate cleanser - constantly sloping off to carnival, which makes for more twerking than your average Shakespeare."  (Cath Clarke - The Guardian)