A Midsummer Nights Dream Bell Shakespeare

A Midsummer Nights Dream Bell Shakespeare


Posted 2024-01-29 by Ashleigh Meiklefollow

Sat 02 Mar 2024 - Sat 15 Jun 2024

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Bell Shakespeare

Bell Shakespeare’s 2024 season continues throughout Sydney, Canberra, Perth and Melbourne with a production of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved and popular plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Love in Athens is contagious in this pared-back production of the original play. A royal wedding is mere days away, whilst young lovers are dreaming of creating an enchantingly magical future together. The betrothed couple, Hermia and Lysander are completely in love, and Helena completely adores Demetrius in this fantastical Shakespeare comedy that has something for everyone. It’s a bit like a romantic comedy as well, because as always there is a snag – Demetrius loves Hermia, and unfortunately he has help from Hermia’s father. And then nobody is happy – knowing the story and romantic comedies, it would not be Shakespeare without a little jealousy and unhappiness. This play epitomes the Shakespeare line that 'the course of true love never did run smooth.'

The betrothed couple are determined to be together – and make grand plans to elope. Yet the interfering Demetrius is set to follow, and of course, it would not be Shakespeare if the other lover, Helena, was not involved in this pursuit. And this is where the fairies come in, as the young lovers are not alone. In this retelling though, the fairies are cast as tradies – Nick Bottom and his crew are rehearsing a play for the royal wedding, where they can hide.

Never fear though, as this is Shakespeare, a fantasy and a rom-com rolled into one, that interfering element will not be far behind in the form of cheeky fairies – and the collision of the three worlds creates confusion and jeopardy for all with humour, wit, and a family-friendly story that gives the best parts of the play to the audience, and I am sure will leave them wondering what else is in the story. This is one that I would be eager to see when it begins.

As with all of Bell Shakespeare’s productions, they are aimed at a broad audience, including school audiences, and it is advised that students attending are familiar with the play and story before attending a performance. The play runs for 100 minutes and is aimed at audiences aged twelve and over.

Season package ticket prices
Adult Premium: $93
Adult A-reserve: $75
Concession Premium: $77
Concession A-reserve: $64
Under 18/Under 35* Premium: $42
Under 18/Under35* A-reserve: $37
Single ticket prices
Adult Premium: $110
Adult A-reserve: $88
Concession Premium: $90
Concession A-reserve: $75
Under 18/Under 35* Premium: $45
Under 18/Under35* A-reserve: $40
Previews: $45
  • Under 35s ticket prices are available for Tuesday - Thursday performances only. Under 18s prices are available for all performances.

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