A Midsummer
Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Benedict Andrews

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 22 Jul – 05 Sep 2004

    Benedict Andrews directed what is arguably the most perfect of all comedies. It was written for a wedding – and finales don’t come any more blissfully harmonious – but the wild pre-nuptials are the fun part: clothes and social skins are shed, nice people turn nasty and imaginations run riot. There’s gorgeous poetry and visceral physicality, eroticism both elegant and bestial, but through all the frenzy runs a glorious meditation on that most powerful of magics – the unseen force that turns worlds upside down – love.


    By William Shakespeare
    Directed by Benedict Andrews
    Set Design Robert Cousins
    Lighting Design Mark Truebridge
    Costume Design Tess Schofield
    Composer & Sound Design Max Lyandvert
    Choreographer Sarah-Jayne Howard
    Technician Matt Cox
    Stage Manager Kylie Mascord


    Helen Buday
    Luke Carroll
    Ralph Cotterill
    Tim Draxl
    Rita Kalnejais
    Jacek Koman
    John Leary
    Socratis Otto
    Nathan Page
    Anthony Phelan
    Billie Rose Pritchard
    Ian Watkin
    Darren Weller

    Production images by Heidrun Lohr

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