A flying fairy with a magical flower, a talking mule and people falling in love everywhere for no obvious reason. It's all part of a day's work for about 100 primary students who have been rehearsing Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, which will be staged at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui next month. The boys and girls, whose mother tongue is Cantonese, will perform an adaptation of the famous play in English. They will also show off the dancing and singing skills they learned over the summer, with the help of Shakespeare4All (S4A) - a registered charity. The organisation is dedicated to promoting English fluency through Shakespeare's plays. It runs drama classes for schools and introduces children to literature at an early age. It was established two years ago and A Midsummer Night's Dream is its second production, after last year's Macbeth. A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy featuring kings and queens, fairies, a forest, and a magic flower, which makes people fall in love with the first person they see. The production asks key questions: What is real and what is false? And, what is true love? According to the children, aged between nine and 12, performing the centuries-old play is a riot. 'I like [Shakespeare's] stories simply because they are so much fun,' said Sarah Cheung, who will play Lysander. 'He knows how to describe human attitudes in so many different ways.' Man Chi-huen, who plays Bottom, the talking mule, said she enjoys speaking her lines. '[Shakespeare] has very creative plots - and the lines are so graceful,' she said. The young troupe, selected from 12 local schools, will take to the cultural centre's Grand Theatre three times, on October 8 and 9, for two matinee shows and a Saturday evening gala performance. 'It has taken a lot of planning and we have put a lot of time into the choreography and singing,' said assistant director and full-time S4A staff member William Yip. S4A director Vicki Ooi will aim to reflect the theme of illusion and reality through the production. Camouflage nets have been flown in from the UK to create the forest, and one lucky actor, Justin Chien - who plays the fairy Puck - will fly across the stage like Peter Pan. Before the audition for the public performance, 450 students took part in year-long drama classes offered by S4A. 'We chose the most confident actors and the ones we thought would enjoy performing this play the most,' said Yip, a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. 'We tried to give them a vivid and clear direction, resisting exploring different ways of doing it. We have three more full rehearsals before the curtain goes up on October 8. But now it is just a matter of brushing things up. The children are ready.'