The Donkey Show, an immersive disco show that puts the audience at the center of the party, is to return to London this summer, beginning performances June 9 at Proud Camden, a north London club, for a run through August 21.
Originally created and conceived by Randy Weiner and Diane Paulus, this new production will be directed by Ryan McBryde, designed by Diego Pitarch and choreographed by Lucy Ridley. The show will be produced by Simon Friend, Jacob Wagen, Oli Sones and Adam Paulden in association with Dan Looney and Jason Haigh-Ellery, and executive-produced by Alex Proud.
According to press materials, the show will feature acrobats, disco divas, aerial artists and fire breathers, and is being staged as "the ultimate immersive theatrical celebration of Shakespeare's 400th anniversary."
Previously staged in London 15 years ago, director McBride states, "What better way to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death than with A Midsummer's Night's Dream meets Studio 54 mash up? It’s an audacious hybrid of circus, musical theatre, dance, light and nightclub all set to a seventies soundtrack. And just like the original play, it's all about love, lust and infatuation."
Randy Weiner, co-creator of the show, adds, "We are thrilled that The Donkey Show is returning to the U.K. The good people of London have always been our best audience with their great love in equal measure of dancing and Shakespeare. It's time to put on your dancing shoes and immerse yourselves in our Midsummer Night's Disco."
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0871 297 0777 or visit DonkeyShowLondon.com.