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Kypria International Festival performances continue

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Performances continue for the Kypria International Festival and arriving next is a theatrical production for children. A Midsummer Night’s Dream for children will take over theatres in Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia under the direction and adaptation of Kostas Silvestros.

This famous Shakespearian comedy deals in the most playful way with the love of four young people who hide in the forest of Athens to live their lives the way they wish, away from the rules imposed on them by society. A game of misunderstandings, twists and plenty of magic unfolds, as elves and forest fairies become involved.

With a fresh approach and plenty of humour, Silvestros adapts the classic work, to introduce it to young audiences. With original live music written by the renowned Greek composer and pianist Theodore Economou, and a team of top creatives, a dream is composed on stage, hoping to win the hearts of young and old. The production will first be presented at Pattihio Municipal Theatre on Saturday at 5pm, then at Markideio Municipal Theatre on October 9 and finally at Nicosia Municipal Theatre on October 15 and 16.

In between the children’s performance comes a Greek production all about rembetiko music. Minore by Vangelis Goufas and Fotis Mestheneos is a musical theatre show that will take the Nicosia Municipal Theatre stage on October 4 and 5. The performance will take audiences to a world filled with the songs that marked the history of the rembetiko music of Piraeus.

A young man with only a begging stick to his name in the form of his bouzouki, leaves Syros for Piraeus. He is welcomed by his roguish cousin and his music troupe. A dynamic woman from Smyrna and her opium den embrace him. Minore is a musical theatrical journey through the darkness and smoke of Piraeus of the 30s, for the insubordinate, the people on the margins of society, who found redemption through their music and brought it from the underground taverns to people’s homes and hearts.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Adaptation of the famous play for children. Part of Kypria International Festival. October 1. Pattihio Municipal Theatre, Limassol. October 9. Markideio Municipal Theatre, Paphos. October 15-16. Nicosia Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. 5pm.


Musical theatre production from Greek. Part of Kypria International Festival. October 4-5. Nicosia Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. 8.30pm.


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