Mortals, your wait is over. Magic, mayhem and moonlight await you at St John's College on 7th and 8th June 2019. Our very merry band of St John's players are ready to beguile all your senses with our vibrantly energetic production of Shakespeare's comic masterpiece A Midsummer Night's Dream.
You will be enchanted by our amusing fantasy full of mayhem, fairies and lovers. Come prepared for love, laughter and magic to play out on a summer's night in an ancient forest where our tale begins.
It is midsummer in Ancient Athens. The Athenian king is about to marry the Queen of the Amazons and all of Athens is celebrating. However, our four lovers find themselves ensnared in a rather complicated love quadrangle while roaming an ageless forest at midnight. We're not saying who's responsible! Caught up in the woods are a merry band of stagestruck hardworking men of Athens. Nothing goes right for anyone as there are bewitched and bewitching corners of these ancient woods where we fairies gather, looking for mischief and mortals. Yes, we are fairies but this is no insipid fairy tale. We fairies are in turmoil as our own powerful fairy king and our headstrong queen have a passionately thorny relationship. Our human love quadrangle is then muddled even further when our fairy queen falls in love with another bewitched mortal. Who will marry whom? Will our fairy king triumph at the end? Will love prevail? Or will mortals prove to be Puck's fools after all?
This is Shakespeare's most loved play brought to tantalising and bewitching life by forty St John's College actors, musicians, singers and dancers from Years 7 through to 12.
The production will be held outdoors in the piazza at St John's College. Tickets can be bought from St John's College QKR app. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for concessions. The audience will be seated by 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start. Refreshments will be provided by the St John's College Hospitality students. So, what are you waiting for mortals? Why not join in the magic, buy a ticket and come along ready for laughter and love? Why not even come dressed as a fairy?