Bollywood Style! This was a fun production of one of my favourite Shakespearean comedies. I am always interested in seeing the many ways in which the plays can be interpreted and how the meanings still come through. So how could we miss this one?
I enjoyed the cast and the changes needed to bring the play into Brampton in 2015. (As an aside, Tarragon should issue a special invitation to Brampton’s biggest booster, former Premier Bill Davis. He would love it.)
The play always has lots of amusing bits and this production was no exception. I especially loved the two police with their Newfoundland accents. The police are always out of place in the play anyway, but not usually this far out. Anand Rajaram as Head Constable Dan Singh is definitely some one to watch for, as is John Cleland as Constable Verges.
I also enjoyed the performances of Ellora Parnaik as Auntie and David Adams as Mayor Ranjit.
The dancing was colourful but not energetic enough to really capture the Bollywood feel.
But if you like Shakespeare and want something different, go see it.