Bell Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
TheatreHas an Auslan interpreted performanceHas an audio described performance
4 - 7 August 2021
State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

Bell Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

4 - 7 August 2021 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

Event Cancellation 

We regret to inform you that Bell Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, originally scheduled for 4 - 7 August 2021, will not be going ahead due to COVID-19 border closures. Ticketholders have been notified. 

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. 

Presented by State Theatre Centre of WA

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 did run 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.

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

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

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

"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

"Bell Shakespeare – arguably the best Shakespearean theatre company." Herald Sun


  • $79.00 Adult 

A Reserve

  • $69.00 Adult
  • $49.00 Concession (Full time students, Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, unemployed)
  • $30.00 Under 30s (Saturday 7 August 2:15pm performance only)

Groups (8+)

  • $70.00 Premium (10+)
  • $60.00 A Reserve (10+)
  • $40.00 Concession Groups (10+)
  • $25.00 Schools performance (8+) Thursday 5 August at 11am. Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.
  • $32.50 A Reserve Schools (8+) Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.
  • For group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email

Babes in arms permitted for infants up to 2 years old.

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School's show and Post Show Q+A

  • Thursday 5 August 2021 at 11am

Auslan Interpreted and Captioned performance

  • Thursday 5 August 2021 at 7:30pm

Audio Described and Tactile Tour

  • Saturday 7 August 2021 at 2:15pm

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