Queensland Ballet

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Shakespearean dreamscape of moonlit mischief and comedic charm.

Performances & Gigs

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Event Starts

Apr 12, 2024

Event Ends

Apr 27, 2024

Add to Calendar 04/12/2024 12:00 AM 04/27/2024 12:00 AM Australia/Melbourne A Midsummer Night's Dream A Shakespearean dreamscape of moonlit mischief and comedic charm.

Playhouse, QPAC

Experience the wonder of Shakespeare in the whimsical A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Liam Scarlett. Brimming with mischief and mayhem, Shakespeare’s fantastical masterpiece interweaves the realm of fairies and woodland characters with the mortal world of unrequited lovers.

The tale takes place in a moonlit forest, where Fairy King Oberon and Fairy Queen Titania quarrel over a sleeping Changeling. Meanwhile, some inquisitive explorers enter the forest in search of exotic specimens, finding instead a dreamscape of mistaken identities, love triangles, and captivating characters that flit, hover, and flutter.

Beautifully enhanced by Tracey Grant Lord’s shimmering sets and costumes and Kendall Smith’s lighting designs, this Shakespearean comedy has captured imaginations for centuries. Scarlett’s witty choreography brings the woodlands and vivid characters to life, to the sublime score by Felix Mendelssohn. Scarlett choreographed A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a co-production for Queensland Ballet and the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2015. Celebrated for his creative talents, Scarlett was appointed The Royal Ballet’s first Artist in Residence in 2012 and was Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Associate from 2016-2021. Don’t miss one of his most exceptional productions.

“This is a lavish production, which takes a “more is more” approach to nearly every element. Tracy Grant Lord’s set design is part storybook, part amusement park – with its strings of fairy lights, glowing fauna and a treetop bridge.” – The Sydney Morning Herald, 2018

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