Go to A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Queensland Ballet

25–28 October 2023

A Midsummer Night's Dream has captured the hearts of many, young and old, in the centuries since it was written. Brimming with mischief and mayhem, Shakespeare's fantastical masterpiece interweaves the magical realm of fairies and woodland creatures with the mortal world of unrequited lovers. This enchanting Shakespearean comedy is beautifully enhanced by Tracy Grant Lord’s shimmering sets and Kendall Smith’s ambient lighting designs. Liam Scarlett’s witty choreography brings the woodlands and vivid characters to life, to the sublime score by Felix Mendelssohn. Don’t miss one of Scarlett’s most exceptional productions as Queensland Ballet tours to Canberra.
Opening Night Gala
Water feature near the Canberra Theatre Centre, in 1970. This couple are dressed to attend the ballet. Photo: National Archives of Australia (A1200, L89621). Join us for a glamorous night at the theatre! The Opening Night Gala is a red carpet event with drinks, canapes and live music, all in celebration of one of Australia’s leading ballet companies. Black tie optional (definitely encouraged)! Details When: Post-show (9.30pm), Wednesday 25 October Where: Canberra Theatre Centre Link Bar Price: $60pp, in addition to price of the ticket. How to Book: When purchasing your tickets online, simply select your seats and choose 'TICKET AND GALA ENTRY' tickets. Or you can always call our friendly Box Office staff on (02) 6275 2700 for assistance.  
Production performed to recorded music. Recording by Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nigel Gaynor. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a co-production between Queensland Ballet and Royal New Zealand Ballet. It was first performed in Wellington, New Zealand, on 20 August 2015.

Show details:

Synopsis

25–28 October 2023

A Midsummer Night’s Dream has captured the hearts of many, young and old, in the centuries since it was written. Brimming with mischief and mayhem, Shakespeare’s fantastical masterpiece interweaves the magical realm of fairies and woodland creatures with the mortal world of unrequited lovers.

This enchanting Shakespearean comedy is beautifully enhanced by Tracy Grant Lord’s shimmering sets and Kendall Smith’s ambient lighting designs. Liam Scarlett’s witty choreography brings the woodlands and vivid characters to life, to the sublime score by Felix Mendelssohn.

Don’t miss one of Scarlett’s most exceptional productions as Queensland Ballet tours to Canberra.


Opening Night Gala

Water feature near the Canberra Theatre Centre, in 1970. This couple are dressed to attend the ballet. Photo: National Archives of Australia (A1200, L89621).

Join us for a glamorous night at the theatre! The Opening Night Gala is a red carpet event with drinks, canapes and live music, all in celebration of one of Australia’s leading ballet companies. Black tie optional (definitely encouraged)!

Details
When: Post-show (9.30pm), Wednesday 25 October
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre Link Bar
Price: $60pp, in addition to price of the ticket.
How to Book: When purchasing your tickets online, simply select your seats and choose ‘TICKET AND GALA ENTRY’ tickets. Or you can always call our friendly Box Office staff on (02) 6275 2700 for assistance.

 


Production performed to recorded music. Recording by Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nigel Gaynor.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a co-production between Queensland Ballet and Royal New Zealand Ballet. It was first performed in Wellington, New Zealand, on 20 August 2015.

Dates & Times

Wednesday 25 October 2023, 7.30pm

Thursday 26 October 2023, 7.30pm

Friday 27 October 2023, 7.30pm

Saturday 28 October 2023, 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Opening Night Gala

Opening Night Gala
Water feature near the Canberra Theatre Centre, in 1970. This couple are dressed to attend the ballet. Photo: National Archives of Australia (A1200, L89621).

Join us for a glamorous night at the theatre! The Opening Night Gala is a red carpet event with drinks, canapes and live music, all in celebration of one of Australia’s leading ballet companies. Black tie optional (definitely encouraged)!

Details
When: Post-show (9.30pm), Wednesday 25 October
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre Link Bar
Price: $60pp, in addition to price of the ticket.
How to Book: When purchasing your tickets online, simply select your seats and choose ‘TICKET AND GALA ENTRY’ tickets. Or you can always call our friendly Box Office staff on (02) 6275 2700 for assistance.

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre in association with Queensland Ballet

CATEGORY:
Dance

DURATION:
Approximately 120 minutes, including interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is suitable for ages 13+, or with parental discretion.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
SEATING PLAN
ACCESS INFORMATION

Credits

Choreographer Liam Scarlett

Music Felix Mendelssohn

Music Arranger Nigel Gaynor

Set and Costume Designer Tracy Grant Lord

Lighting designer Kendall Smith

Revival Lighting Designer Cameron Goerg

Production performed to recorded music. Recording by Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nigel Gaynor.
A co-production between Queensland Ballet and Royal New Zealand Ballet.

 

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