Famous play’s modern twist

Girton Grammar School has brought Shakespeare roaring into the 1920s.

The school is presenting romantic-comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a Gatsby-esque era with plenty of jazz and pop songs helping make it a vibrant show.

Girton Grammar drama captain Bronte Bailey, who plays the mischievous character Puck, said it had been fun exploring a Shakespearean comedy to present to a modern audience.

“It is very exciting but also a little bit daunting as well because we are doing Shakespeare for the first time,” she said. Ms Bailey said taking on the role of Puck had been fun.

“Puck is a delight really,” she said. “He’s so mischievous and naughty. It’s a great part to play because he’s a vibrant character.”

Girton Grammar’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is on at The Capital until June 22.