Kathy Petrakis

Midsummer Madness – an original musical

Midsummer Madness – an original musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s play

A “modern musical response” to Shakespeare’s work, reshaping the play as a contemporary exploration of love, identity and sexuality. A self described “queer fantasia”, Midsummer Madness charts the romance of two couples caught in family politics and repressed emotions.

Directed by Katie Ord

Associated Director: Kathy Petrakis

Musical Director: Alex Patterson

“Ord and their team should be proud of the production they have created. It’s engaging, funny, with beautiful sets, music and costumes. Shakespeare is a big target at the best of times and to reinvigorate a tired story into a musical is an impressive feat.”

Honi Scoit