Show Cancelled
2021 Season Drama Comedy



By William Shakespeare
Thu 12 Aug 2021 7:30pm Fri 13 Aug 2021 7:30pm Sat 14 Aug 2021 7:30pm

We wanted to let you know that due to border restrictions the difficult decision to cancel A Midsummer Night's Dream presented by Bell Shakespeare has been made.
The show was scheduled for 12 - 14 August 2021.

As a ticket holder to this show you may obtain a full refund, request a credit voucher and visit another show, or donate to the Theatre Royal Applause program.

We are working through many shows at this time, so don’t worry – we will get to you – but if you need urgent assistance, don’t hesitate to call us on 6146 3300 or email us at

Thank you for your patience in these difficult circumstances and stay safe.

The Theatre Royal Team



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
Designer Teresa Negroponte

★★★★½ “You'd be mad not to see it”
The Age
“A joyous mix of the romantic, the poetic and the making of mirth”
Canberra Times
“Exquisitely joyful”
Herald Sun


Join Theatre Royal and Bell Shakespeare at The Old Woolstore and meet the people behind A Midsummer Night's Dream.

When: Wednesday 11 August 2021, 6:30pm
Where: The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel - 1 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 7000
Entry is free but spaces are limited. To secure your spot, RSVP by emailing

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