The Dream The Dream
Bell Shakespeare
Touring Show
28 Aug 2014 to 11 Oct 2014
Duration - 90 minutes no interval
Restrictions/Warnings
This show contains fog/haze, strobe light effects and weapons.


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Tour Dates and Locations
28 Aug 201413 Sep 2014The Playhouse
Tickets & Sessions: $35 - $79 ...more
18 Sep 20144 Oct 2014Arts Centre Melbourne - Playhouse
Tickets & Sessions: $45 - $79 ...more
8 Oct 201411 Oct 2014Illawarra Performing Arts Centre - IMB Theatre
Tickets & Sessions: $22 - $58 ...more

Synopsis
The clue is in the title – this is a different dream. Peter Evans will reawaken Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a breathless 90-minute production that amplifies the 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 contented 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 ran 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 we ...more
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