I, Peaseblossom is written and performed by Tim Crouch. It is the story of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream told through the fevered dreams of a neglected fairy. Peaseblossom, one of Lady Titania’s fairies only has four lines with a total of five words in the entire play! It is a funny, interactive and sometimes anarchic piece of family theatre that excels in establishing a relationship between the audience and the performer.
This performance in Kuala Lumpur was part of Shakespeare Lives, a programme of events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s life on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.
We had one ‘relaxed performance’ which was intended specifically to be sensitive to and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, such as those with autistic spectrum conditions, anyone with sensory and communication disorders or learning disabled people.
We also had two shows where audience members dressed up as fairies. Peaseblossom was very delighted to welcome the little fairy friends!
ABOUT TIM CROUCH – playwright, director and performer
Tim was an actor for many years before starting to write – and he still performs in much of his work. His plays include My Arm, ENGLAND (a play for galleries), the OBIE award winning An Oak Tree, The Author, Adler & Gibb and (with Andy Smith) what happens to the hope at the end of the evening. Tim tours his work nationally and internationally. He also writes for younger audiences. A series of plays inspired by Shakespeare’s lesser characters includes I, Malvolio and I, Peaseblossom. For the RSC Tim has directed The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear and I, Cinna (the poet) – all for young audiences. Tim is published by Oberon Books.