A Caribbean Dream

Featured image for “A Caribbean Dream”
Shown: April 24, 2022 at 6pm

Director : Shakirah Bourne

Country : Barbados

Release Date : 2017

Duration : 82 mins

Language : English

Subtitles : No

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.

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)