A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A midsummer night's dream
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The dramatic spectacular will show at 22 venues across the country.

The enchanting world of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set to captivate audiences in Melbourne and across Australia, thanks to a fast-paced production directed by Bell Shakespeare Artistic Director Peter Evans.

Following its successful run at the Sydney Opera House, where it received rave reviews, this reimagining of the classic comedy promises to bring new life to the stage, filled with magic, mirth, and mayhem.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2024 Victoria Shows

  • April 25 to May 11 – Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne
  • May 14 – Westside Performing Arts Centre, Shepparton
  • May 16 – Monash University, Melbourne
  • May 18 – Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool
  • May 21 – Horsham Town Hall
  • May 23 – Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
  • May 25 and 26 – Geelong Arts Centre

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around Melbourne here.


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One of the highlights of this production is the stellar cast, led by acclaimed British-Australian actor Richard Pyros as Oberon and Māori actor Matu Ngaropo as Bottom.

Their exceptional performances, alongside talented cast members like Ahunim Abebe, Isabel Burton, Mike Howlett, Ella Prince, Imogen Sage, and Laurence Young, breathe fresh energy into the beloved characters.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream is very special to me, and whether you are revisiting an old friend in this play or are brand new to Shakespeare, it is a play to treasure. We set a galloping pace as each of the three interwoven storylines play out, heightening the hilarity as misunderstandings lead to chaos. This truly is a play everyone can enjoy, and a great introduction to Shakespeare for the whole family,” says Evans.

At the heart of the story are young lovers entangled in a web of romantic chaos, navigating the complexities of love and desire amidst a backdrop of royal festivities. As Hermia and Lysander seek to be together against all odds, their journey intersects with the comedic antics of Nick Bottom and his troupe of amateur actors, creating a delightful blend of romance and humour.

With its blend of enchanting storytelling, brilliant performances, and thematic depth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is poised to be a must-see theatrical event in Melbourne, promising an unforgettable evening of laughter, love, and theatrical magic for audiences to treasure.

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