Date(s) - 7 Oct 2016
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre
GoTheatrical! Open Captioned Performances: Wednesday, 5 October 2016 at 1pm and Friday, 7 October 2016 at 8pm
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Sydney Theatre Company and Commonwealth Bank present
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
By William Shakespeare
Love makes fools of us all
On the hottest night of the year, young lovers Hermia and Lysander run away from the rules of the city and into the freedom of the forest. Close on their heels are Helena and Demetrius. Demetrius is chasing Hermia, Helena is chasing Demetrius, no one is chasing Helena… yet.
Into a forest of rough magic they go, but this is no fairytale. Helpmann Award-winning Resident Director Kip Williams (Suddenly Last Summer) continues his bold interpretations of Shakespeare’s great plays with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This production will reclaim the text’s deep heart, revealing a comedy as complex and detailed as any tragedy.
Along for the ride are Josh McConville (After Dinner), who brings his comedic know-how to the boisterous Bottom, and the exciting new talents of Robert Collins (Disney’s The Lion King) and Honey Debelle (ABC TV’s ANZAC Girls) making their STC debuts as two corners of the fabulously convoluted love quadrangle.
See you in the forest.
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
Duration 2hrs 30mins (including interval)
Content warning Nudity
Director Kip Williams
Set Designer Robert Cousins
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Robert Collins, Honey Debelle, Brandon McClelland, Josh McConville