Theatre North presents

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Bell Shakespeare

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Event Venue

Princess Theatre

Event Dates & Times

  • Fri, Sep 24 2021 7:30pm

Running Time

2 hours (including interval)

Notes

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.

Recommended age 12+

No filming or photography.

Details

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

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 did run 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.

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From Theatre North: “We are beyond thrilled to welcome Bell back to the Princess to connect with Northern Tasmanian audiences. It’s a bit of a surprise performance for us! When Bell Shakespeare refocussed their tour to take in the Northern Territory and regional Queensland before travelling direct to Hobart, there was an opportunity to see if they had a suitable opening in their schedule. We’re so excited that they could accommodate a Launceston performance and very confident that our audiences will seize the opportunity and jump on tickets very quickly”.

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“You'd be mad not to see it” - THE AGE

“A joyous mix of the romantic, the poetic and the making of mirth” - CANBERRA TIMES

“Exquisitely joyful” - HERALD SUN

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Ticket discounts available to Friends of Theatre North.

Prior to the performance, be sure to book with Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, our pre-show dinner specialists.


Prices

Ticket Pricing

  • $52 - Full
  • $46 - Concession
  • $46 - Group 6+
  • $46 - Friends of Theatre North Full
  • $42 - Friends of Theatre North Concession
  • $30 - Child 16 and under

Concessions available for Pensioners, Seniors, Health Care Card holders and Full Time Students.

Reserved seating.

Companion Cards accepted. Please advise at time of booking if you require any specific seating requirements, wheelchair accessibility or hearing enhancement facilities.

A Transaction fee of $6 applies to tickets purchased online. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket fee, and will be applied at the end of your purchase.

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


Creative Team

Cast

  • Bottom/Egeus - Jane Montgomery Griffiths
  • Demetrius - Michael C Howlett
  • Hermia - Abbie-lee Lewis
  • Oberon/Theseus - Kyle Morrison
  • Puck - Ella Prince
  • Titania/Hippolyta - Imogen Sage
  • Helena - Gabrielle Scawthorn
  • Lysander - Jacob Warner

Creatives

  • Director - Peter Evans
  • Assistant Director - Janine Watson
  • Designer - Teresa Negroponte
  • Associate Designer - Aleisa Jelbart
  • Lighting Designer - Benjamin Cisterne
  • Composer & Sound Designer - Max Lyandvert
  • Movement Director - Nigel Poulton
  • Voice & Text Coach - Jess Chambers
  • Dramaturg - James Evans