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The Lovers

The Lovers is a fresh and magical pop-infused reimagining of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Performing Arts Guide

Event Details


Performing Arts Guide

Event Starts

Oct 23, 2022

Event Ends

Nov 20, 2022


Sydney Opera House


Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000

A new musical by Laura Murphy
Based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Director Shaun Rennie

Featuring original songs and an adapted script by Laura Murphy, The Lovers is a fresh and magical pop-infused reimagining of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Oberon and Puck have devoted centuries trying to craft the perfect happy ending. However, as they look out over an increasingly disconnected world where would-be lovers are afraid to ‘catch feels’ and the path to romance is always one swipe away, Oberon fears there will be no more happily-ever-afters.

Until one day, they happen upon four young lovers.

Directed by Shaun Rennie (RentBaby Doll) with a superb cast, a live four-piece band and an irresistibly infectious score, The Lovers is a heart-warming and hilarious retelling of Shakespeare’s beloved story that questions our enduring search for the romanticised version of true love we see in the movies.

Playing at the Sydney Opera House from 23 October – 20 November. Visit to book your tickets.

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