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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Adaptivity Theatre Company

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Event Venue

Earl Arts Centre

Event Dates & Times

  • Thu, Apr 7 2022 7:30pm
  • Fri, Apr 8 2022 7:30pm
  • Sat, Apr 9 2022 2:00pm
  • Sat, Apr 9 2022 7:30pm

Running Time

115 minutes including two intervals


Schools Performance available on April 6th - contact box office for details

No photography or filming of this performance

Please refrain from attending this event if you are feeling unwell or are carrying respiratory symptoms.

On entry, patrons will be required to check-in via the Check In TAS app. Please download it prior to arrival. If you do not have a device with this capability, Theatre North Staff will be there to assist with registration.

For more information about our COVID-safe protocols please see our Covid-Safe Visit page.


  • $40 - Full
  • $10 - Children aged 8 – 17
  • $30 - Concession
  • $20 - Full Time Student
  • $35 each - Group 6+

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare

Adapted and directed by Kelly Wilson

Original music by Karlin Love and Kelly Wilson

Although this contemporary adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream retains William Shakespeare’s original text, the script has been reframed around the central characters of Cynthia and Sebastian to create a production, set just after the turn of the 21st century, which explores dreams as an extension of memories and fears. Filled with all the fun and hilarity an audience would expect from the play, the production also contains heart-felt reflections upon the nature of love and forgiveness.

 Cynthia’s passion for theatre began in her youth when she fell in love with the works of Shakespeare. Her favourite play is A Midsummer Night’s Dream and she closely identifies with Hermia because, twenty-five years ago, Cynthia fell in love and eloped with Sebastian, a talented musician of whom her father Nathaniel disapproved. More recently, she has moved to a nursing home as her family confronts the harsh realities of Cynthia’s early onset Alzheimer’s disease, causing her to believe she is once again in her twenties, only four days away from her life changing wedding day to Sebastian, with no memory of her daughter Robyn. Will Cynthia’s reoccurring dreams in the magical wood from her favourite Shakespearean play provide the spark that can reunite her family?

Show Info

Schools Performance available on April 6th - There will be a 30 minute Q&A with the cast and creatives after the performance. Please email for bookling details

No photography or filming of this performance

Please refrain from attending this event if you are feeling unwell or are carrying respiratory symptoms. For more information on Covid safety, please see Covid-Safe Visit

Staggered Arrival times will be applied and details will be sent in a pre-show email 48 hours prior to performance.

Check In Tas

Patrons are still required to check in using the Check In Tas app. This is because our venues are managed under the Tasmanian Events Framework.

Mask Wearing 

Masks are no longer mandatory at the theatre, however we strongly encourage patrons to wear one.  

Our staff will be wearing facemasks to assist in keeping them healthy and to keep the show on the road.

Access Seating: Please call the box office on 6331 0052 to discuss options. For More information click here

Concession cards accepted

Processing Fee Info: A processing fee of $6 applies to tickets purchased online. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket fee, which will be applied at the end of your purchase.

Creative Credits

Nursing home patients and their families

  • Cynthia Goodfellow / Titania - Anne Riley
  • Sebastian Goodfellow / Oberon - Christopher Bryg
  • Robyn “Puck” Goodfellow / Puck - Ashley Eyles
  • William / Nathaniel - David Lee
  • William’s Daughter / Young Cynthia / Hermia - Toni Prestage
  • Husband / Young Sebastian / Lysander - Grady Lynch
  • William’s Son / Antonio / Demetrius - Robbie Bleakley
  • Wife / Andrea / Helena - Elkie Kershaw

Nurses at nursing home

  • Nick Bottom - Nathaniel Wood
  • Francis Flute / Cobweb - Kevin Vong
  • Rachel Starveling / Moth - Billie Ford
  • Tamara Snout / Peaseblossom - Mel Grossman
  • Lucy Snug / Mustardseed - Racheal Leigh
  • Nurse / Marigold / Dresser / Props - Janice Molineux


  • Multi-media Projection, Sound & Lighting Design - Chris Jackson
  • Lighting Design - Mark Smith
  • Lighting Operator - Sean Wilson
  • Costume Design - Janice Molineux
  • Stage Manager - Kirsty Mangelsdorf
  • Ast. Stage Manager - Chloe Sward