For such a small country, England has produced many great innovations from Engineering to the Arts. In particular it has excelled in Drama and Musical Theatre. As a “Cancerian – Lancastrian”, the English composer is proud of being associated with something as precious as Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
Robinson’s aim is to produce the musical version of this classic on the world stage to the highest possible quality. He also realizes that to compete on the international stage against such productions as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera”, Cameron Mackintosh’s “Les Miserables” and Disney’s “Lion King” will require considerable investment. Shakespeare’s play is world-renowned and performed many, many times each year on the professional stage internationally. No one can dispute the quality of the play. This means that for “The Dream Musical”, Robinson’s music must match Shakespeare’s words. It has already been said that “His music makes Shakespeare’s words seem more accessible”. When asked about this point, the composer’s reply was simple and straightforward – “I have to believe in my own work”.
Although the two English creators lived nearly 400 years apart, one can only be excited about the possibility of a successful collaboration.
In 2016, a performance of “The Dream Musical” is planned to commemorate 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare – “The DREAM Event”.