A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Posted 2023-11-21 by Nicolefollow

Sat 16 Dec 2023 - Fri 02 Feb 2024



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Get ready to laugh, marvel, and be swept away as The Australian Shakespeare Company brings back the beloved classic, A Midsummer Night's Dream to Melbourne this year. It's a riotous celebration of love, laughter, and the magical chaos that ensues when fairies, lovers, and fools collide on stage. This enchanting production is set to dazzle audiences of all ages against the stunning backdrop of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens, from December 16, 2023, to February 11, 2024.


Starring the talented Alison Whyte as Bottom and Nicole Nabout as Titania, this rendition of A Midsummer Night's Dream promises to be a fresh and delightful take on the Shakespearean comedy. The Australian Shakespeare Company invites theatregoers to experience the play like never before, with a blend of laughter, whimsy, and a touch of magic under the starlit sky.

Artistic Director Glenn Elston OAM shared his excitement, stating, "We've reimagined A Midsummer Night's Dream in a way that makes it even more accessible and in step with today's world." The production promises a unique and immersive experience, breaking free from the confines of a traditional theatre. As Elston puts it, "Let us take you on a riotous ride through the interwoven world of Lovers, Fairies, and Fools set against the picturesque botanic gardens."

The "Shakespeare Under the Stars" program by The Australian Shakespeare Company has become a beloved summer tradition for Melbournians and visitors alike. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own picnics or take advantage of the on-site bar and catering. With the Southern Cross Lawn at the Royal Botanic Gardens as the stage, it's an opportunity to bond with loved ones, enjoy a night under the stars, and revel in the magic of live theatre.

As Elston elaborates, "When the feuding king and queen of the fairies cross paths with a quartet of runaway lovers, and a group of tradesmen attempt to rehearse a play, one night in the enchanted forest becomes one wild ride." Love triangles, magical transformations, and hilarious consequences await as fairies weave their mischief in the lives of mortals.

How to Join the Celebration

Mark your calendars for A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens – Southern Cross Lawn, 100 Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, from December 16, 2023, to February 11, 2024. Tickets, ranging from $25 to $99, can be purchased here , by calling 03 8676 7511, or via Ticketmaster.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a magical night under the stars, where Shakespeare's timeless comedy comes to life in a way that's sure to leave you enchanted and entertained. Grab your tickets, pack a picnic, and get ready for an unforgettable evening of laughter and love!

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