A Midsummer Night’s Dream reimagined, by Bell Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare, directed by Peter Evans

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 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 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.

"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
"Bell Shakespeare – arguably the best Shakespearean theatre company."
— Herald Sun

CREATIVE TEAM

Director Peter Evans
Designer Teresa Negroponte

Event and ticketing details

Date and time

Saturday 18 Sep - 7:30pm

Duration:     2hr, including a 20 minute interval (subject to change)

Tickets

Adult: $50.00
Seniors/Pensioners: $45.00
Child/Student: $25.00
Group 8+: $40.00

Location

RPAC Concert Hall

2 -16 Middle Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163

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Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Induction Loop Hearing Assistance

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre on 3829 8131 so that we can accommodate your needs. Further information can also be found on the 'Access and Facilities' page.

Event notes

Suitability:

Suitable for ages 12+

Parking:

The RPAC car park fills up quickly.  Use designated drop-off points and leave plenty of time to find a parking space.

Early Bird pricing ends:

For Early Bird Tickets book before midnight July 25.
After this date Adults $50 and Snrs/Pens $45.

Booking fees:

$5 by phone and $6 online per transaction

Box Office hours:

Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm, and 1 hour prior to performances.

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