'Sheer joy' Dream returns | Sport for Jove

“This Dream is sheer joy. Plenty to appeal to a broad audience and a great way to introduce children to the Bard – young members of the audience were laughing as much as the adults.” – Daily Telegraph

A Midsummer Night’s Dream remains one of the best ways to introduce new audiences, old and young alike, to Shakespeare’s works – accessible, funny, moving and full of extraordinary imagination.

Thematically, theatrically and linguistically it is much more than the comic romp with the fairies that theatrical tradition has turned it into over the centuries. With this production Sport for Jove will open up the profound possibilities of the play, with an eye to originality and freshness, along with great faith to the text.

“…methinks we sleep, we dream…” – in the heat of the shortest night of the year – midsummer night – young lovers and work-a-day dreamers plunge into a world between sleep and waking, where “everything seems double”. One of Shakespeare’s truly essential works, Dream, like every fairy-story, warns us that family, love and friendship are fragile – when parents are selfish, their children break the rules; when love rears its head, friendships are forgotten; and that’s just the mortal world. This is theatre at its most thrilling and imaginative and among the most powerful visions of growing up ever written.

All tickets $28

7pm 7 & 8 June

Seymour Centre

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