Date(s) - 4 Oct 2014
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Captioned Performance: Saturday, 4 October 2014 at 2pm
Booking details at http://artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/theatre-drama/the-dream
Please request caption seats at time of booking to ensure seats with a good view of the caption screen
Bell Shakespeare presents
The clue is in the title – this is a different dream.
Peter Evans has reawakened Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a breathless 90-minute production that is fresher, faster and funnier than anything you’ve seen before.
Young lovers Hermia and Lysander are deeply in love, but Hermia’s father has other ideas. He wants Demetrius to marry Hermia, and the law is on his side.
Desperate to be together, Hermia and Lysander decide to elope, meeting in a moonlit forest. In hot pursuit is Demetrius, who in turn is followed by a lovelorn Helena. Also in the forest that night are a bunch of hapless tradies, and a sprinkling of mischievous fairies. What could possibly go wrong? Answer: everything!
As the three worlds collide, Peter Evans’ pacey production amplifies the magic, mirth and mayhem. Because Shakespeare wasn’t kidding when he said the course of true love never ran smooth.
By William Shakespeare
Director Peter Evans
Designer Teresa Negroponte
Lighting Designer Teegan Lee
Sound Designer Caitlin Porter
Movement Director Nigel Poulton
Dramaturg James Evans
With Ray Chong Nee, Richard Piper & Janine Watson