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Who is Vicky Ireland?

Vicky trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and then worked as an actress in TIE and repertory theatres all over Britain. She presented BBC’s TV’s Words and Pictures for 12 years. From 1989 to 2002 she was Artistic Director of Polka Theatre for Children, and since then has been a freelance director, writer and Co-Artistic Director of A Thousand Cranes Theatre. She was awarded an MBE in 2002 for services to children’s drama, the first of its kind. She is Vice Chair of Action for Children’s Arts, a Patron of Polka Theatre and an Honorary Member of ASSITEJ – the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People.

ACT 3 International with Vicky Ireland

All On A Summer’s Day

a companion piece to Shakespeare’s ‘fairytale’, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Singapore and UK

For ages 7 to 12
May 24 to 28, 2016
Drama Centre Visitors Centre
Running Time: 60 minutes

“Shakespeare wrote a vast body of work, and like an ocean, it can be approached from the shallows, allowing young children to explore, have fun and move forwards until they are ready to become truly immersed in the wisdom, beauty and drama of his writing. Even the youngest children can have their lives transformed by seeing a Shakespeare play.” – Vicky Ireland

Sharing this vision with Vicky, who directs our talented Singaporean cast, we will present a related tale to the famous romantic comedy and give our young audiences a highly palatable taste of Beginning Shakespeare. Our story is about the Little Indian Prince, now all grown up, and what happens to him when he meets the Shoemaker’s daughter, Phoebe. Find out how they are intertwined with the world of Fairies and Elves, with Carrot and Compost, who are on a mission for the Fairy Queen, Titania, and with Oberon’s fairies, led by Puck, hot on their heels to thwart the mission. Who saves the day in the end?

“It is a wonderful step up into the world of the Bard. This companion play with its comedy, wit and adventure will sweep young audiences into an imagined world with universal lessons to begin their great love affair with great writers, stories and literature.”

Ruby Lim-Yang
Artistic Director
ACT 3 International


With effect April 1, 2016

Weekday$95 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.
Weekend$129 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.
15%Current ACT 3 Drama Academy students
Call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986 or in person at ACT 3 Drama Academy
15%When you book 3 or more shows
10%For a minimum of 20 tickets in the same transaction to the same show and same time
10%When you book 2 shows
10%OCBC Child Development Account (CDA) Holders and Mighty Savers members

For school group bookings, please call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986.

This programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy.

(All prices exclude SISTIC and handling fees)
Weekdays: $28 for child or adult
Weekends: $38 for child or adult

By internet:
Credit Card payment only

By phone:
SISTIC Hotline 6348 5555
Credit Card payment only

In Person:
At authorised SISTIC agents

At the door:
Available at venue an hour before start time, at full price.
Cash payment only

Performance Dates:
May 24 to 28, 2016

Performance Times:
Tue – Fri: 10:00am & 3:00pm
Sat: 10:30am

Drama Centre Visitors Centre
100 Victoria Street, Level 5
National Library Building
Singapore 188064