Bell Shakespear A Midsummer Night's Dream

Bell Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Saturday, 13th April 2024 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm


By William Shakespeare. Director Peter Evans.

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!” – Puck, Act 3, Scene 2.

Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is reawakened in this breathless production brimming with magic, mirth and mayhem.

Love is in the air in Athens – and it’s contagious. Besides the royal wedding, which is just days away, there are young lovers dreaming of enchanted futures together. Hermia and Lysander are besotted with one another, while Helena adores Demetrius. The only snag is that Demetrius loves Hermia – and he’s got Hermia’s father on his side. So nobody is happy. (Shakespeare wasn’t kidding when he said the course of true love never did run smooth.)

Determined to be together, Hermia and Lysander meet in a moonlit forest with plans to elope. Following hot on their heels is Demetrius, who in turn is pursued by a lovelorn Helena. But the young lovers are not alone in the forest. Nick Bottom and his hapless bunch of tradies have gathered to rehearse a play to be performed at the royal wedding. And, hidden from human eyes, a mischievous sprinkling of faeries are also in the forest that night. The three worlds collide in an explosion of comic confusion that throws the future of all the lovers into jeopardy.

This production is quick as a shadow. Fast, funny and family-friendly, this is A Midsummer Night’s Dream reimagined.

Consumer Advice: 12+


  • By William Shakespeare
  • Director Peter Evans
  • Design Teresa Negroponte
  • Lighting Design Benjamin Cisterne
  • Sound and Composition Max Lyandvert
  • With Ella Prince, Mike Howlett, Kyle Morrison, Imogen Sage and Laurence Young

Ticket Prices: Adult $49 / Conc (pension/health care card holders) $45 / Child $20 / Family $129

Bell Shakespeare is assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body, and by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

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