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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Drama

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and Bell Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare
Director Peter Evans

"Bell Shakespeare has mastered the art of presenting Shakespeare in a manner that is accessible to the modern-day audience, while still endearing those who love the tradition." - Australian Stage

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 fairies 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.

CREATIVES
Director Peter Evans
Designer Teresa Negroponte

Dates 

04 September 2021

Times 

7:30pm, Saturday 4 September

Duration
120 minutes (including 20 minutes)

Prices 

Adult
$70.00

Concession 
$67.00

Araluen Member
$65.00

Araluen Concession Member
$60.00

All ticket prices include GST.

Genre 

Drama

Location 

Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Box Office or call us on 8951 1122.
We highly recommend you pre-book your seats. 

Accessibility

wheelchair  

Rating

TBC
Recommended for ages 12+

Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies for all online purchases. 

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