Performed at sunset on the beautiful banks of the Maribyrnong River, this free event is set to become one of the hottest dates on Melbourne’s summer arts calendar. Bring your picnic blanket and a hamper full of goodies. Lie back with friends and family to enjoy ‘The Bard’s’ most delightful, beguiling, and saucy romantic comedy. ‘THE DREAM’ is perfect for the whole family!

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM is the tale of two young lovers who, one hot Athenian night, follow their hearts and throw caution to the wind! Follow them as they escape into a mystical forest full of intrigue and danger. Enter a vibrant cast of characters – woodland fairies, clowns, and actors. There are dukes and duchesses. A handsome fairy king, star-crossed lovers, a fool transformed into an ass, woodland sprites, and a whole lot of mischievous faeries. It will be a miasma of magic and frivolity!

‘THE DREAM’ is one of the world’s most widely performed comedies. And its enduring popularity is no surprise – it’s about the world’s favourite pastimes; falling in love. It is a theme as timeless as it is timely. It is as Shakespeare’s cheeky fairy narrator, Puck, tells us – falling in love can make fools of us all.

Starring a gaggle of Melbourne’s finest independent performers: BRENDAN EWING as the mischievous faun, Puck. ZAK ZAVOD as Oberon, the King of the Faeries. KATHARINE MOSS as the forbidding Faerie Queen, Titania. KATHARINE INNES, HANNAH BOLT, LETICIA TSENG, and THOMAS KAY as the mystified lovers. SLY RAT THEATRE CO. has assembled a top-notch ensemble to breathe new life into this hilarious classic!

After a critically acclaimed season of Steven McCall’s PLUCK! at the Butterfly Club and Andy Harmsen’s FOREIGN BODIES at the Owl & Cat Theatre, SLY RAT THEATRE CO. turn their hand to this immortal tale of love, romance, magic, and temptation. Director, ALAN CHAMBERS, and playwright, ANDY HARMSEN, have concocted a sparkling new adaptation of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and are set to transform Pipemaker’s Park into the stuff of dreams!

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM is a FREE EVENT and suitable for all ages.

SLY RAT THEATRE CO. encourage VCE students studying the works of William Shakespeare to attend.

There will be free face painting for the kids from 5.30 onwards.

Food and beverages are available and the event is smoke free.

February 19 – 28 at 6:30pm,index

The Living Museum of the West
Pipemaker’s Park Maribyrnong
Gordon Street, Maribyrnong