Bell Shakespeare’s Co-Artistic Director, Peter Evans reawakens Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a breathless 90-minute production that amplifies the 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 contented futures together. Hermia and Lysander are besotted with one another, while Helen aadores Demetrius. The only snag is that Demetrius loves Hermia — and he’s got Hermia’s father on his side. Shakespeare wasn’t kidding when he said the course of true love never ran 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 ispursued 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 tobe performed at the royal wedding. And, hidden from human eyes, a mischievous sprinkling of fairies….
Peter Evans’ pared-back production will be as quick as a shadow. Fast, funny and family-friendly, this is The Dream as you’ve never seen it before.
Recommended for ages 12+.
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Fees : Tickets: $22 - $63