Shakespeare Under the Stars | A Midsummer Night's Dream
Presented by Whale Chorus
Whale Chorus theatre company are back this summer with their sold out production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream set amongst the iconic fig trees of Pacific Park. Performed with live music and an ensemble of local actors, this locally grown Shakespeare Under the Stars event is one for the summer calendar not to be missed.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies which celebrates the magic and madness of love and how the natural world can transform us and alter our ways of seeing. When young Hermia is forbidden to marry her beloved Lysander, under the rule of the harsh Athenian law, the lovers run away to seek their freedom elsewhere. They are followed in pursuit by their two love-tangled friends, Helena and Demetrius. But as these young lovers venture into the forest, the wildness of nature takes over and fairies emerge to play tricks on them. Nearby a group of amateur actors are rehearsing a play and they too become bewitched in an unlikely love spell as the world of mortals and fairies collide.In Midsummer we see how both love and the forces of nature have the power to transform; they can overcome oppressive and archaic laws, they can instill chaos and madness, and ultimately they can make us see anew.
Running time 1hr 40mins no interval*
Shakespeare under the Stars is proudly supported by the City of Newcastle's SBR Program
Important Event Information
Event: This is a General Admission event. Please arrive early to secure your seat. The main entrance is the corner of Hunter Street and Pacific Street. This is a sit down event with chairs provided. There will also be rugs and cushions available for sitting closer to the stage.
Accessibilty: This event is wheelchair accessible. The best entrance for patrons in wheelchairs or with low mobility, is the Pacific St entrance.
Weather: Please note, this is an outdoor event and will go ahead in the event of light rain. Ticket holders will be contacted directly if there are any event changes due to adverse weather conditions. Please prepare for the weather of the day with hats, sunscreen, water bottle or raincoat. Umbrellas are not permitted.
Dining Options: Audiences are invited to attend the local bars and restaurants before and after the show.
*Running times are a guide only and subject to change.