This production is quick as a shadow. Fast, funny, and family-friendly, this is A Midsummer Night's Dream reimagined.

It is with considerable regret that Bell Shakespeare has made the difficult decision to cancel its season of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Glasshouse due to the current NSW COVID outbreak and the interstate travel restrictions.

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Glasshouse Port Macquarie presents Bell Shakespeare's

by William Shakespeare
Director Peter Evans


Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is reawakened in this breathless production brimming with 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 enchanted 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 wedding. And, hidden from human eyes, a mischievous sprinkling of fairies are also in the forest that night. The three worlds collide in an explosion of comic confusion that throws the future of all the lovers into jeopardy.


Bottom/Egeus        Jane Montgomery Griffiths

Demetrius               Michael C. Howlett

Hermia                    Abbie-lee Lewis

Oberon/Theseus    Kyle Morrison

Puck                        Ella Prince

Titania/Hippolyta   Imogen Sage

Helena                    Gabrielle Scawthorn

Lysander                Jacob Warner


Director                                         Peter Evans

Assistant Director                       Janine Watson

Designer                                       Teresa Negroponte

Associate Designer                     Aleisa Jelbart

Lighting Designer                        Benjamin Cisterne

Composer & Sound Designer     Max Lyandvert

Movement Director                      Nigel Poulton

Voice & Text Coach                     Jess Chambers

Dramaturg                                    James Evans


Bell Shakespeare has mastered the art of presenting Shakespeare in a manner that is accessible to the modern-day audience, while still endearing those who love the tradition.
- Australian Stage



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