Bell Shakespeare’s a Midsummer Night’s Dream

Join The Joan for Bell Shakespeare’s exclusive Western Sydney season

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.

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.


General Public: Suitable for ages 12+.
Schools: Suitable for Years 7 – 12 and Tertiary Students. Please see the ‘Schools Bookings and Resources’ section below for more information and to book.

Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes (Including a 20-minute interval, plus 20-minute Q&A following the matinee performance).

Seniors Matinee: Book tickets to the performance on Friday 5 April at 10:30am for the discounted price of $40 per ticket.


Past Event - No Futures dates planned at this time.