A Midsummer Night's Dream - Waterdale
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March 10-13, 2017  |  Redleap Recreation Reserve, Mill Park


“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” deals with the universal theme of love and its complications: lust, disappointment, confusion and marriage. The plot focuses on three parallel stories: the trials and experiences of two sets of lovers camping in a magical forest, the world of the Fairy King and Queen and their elves, and a group of rough craftsmen attempting to stage a production of “Pyramus and Thisby” for the wedding of the Duke of Athens.
Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. To escape the arranged marriage, she and Lysander elope into the woods. Demetrius follows them, and he is pursued by Helena, who nurses an unrequited passion for him. A love quadrangle develops among the young lovers when mischievous Puck plays Cupid. “The course of true love never did run smooth” says Lysander. Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors rehearses a badly-written play in the woods, and soon all find their lives changed by the doings of Oberon and Titania, the warring king and queen of the fairies. Magic, action, love and humor are the ingredients for this unforgettable spell.
This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder – it’s about the world’s most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all. Love is crazy, love is mad.  Will love win out in the end?

Production Team

Director: Karim Shaker
Assistant Director: Chris Black


Theseus: Toby Greig
Hippolyta: Kirsten Taafe
Egeus: Cam Gleeson
Hermia: Ashlee Lambton
Helena: Evangeline Clough Good
Lysander: Christien Dariol
Demetrius: Jake Matricardi
Oberon: Kirsten Taafe
Titania: Katie Possingham
Puck: Ahila Navaratnam
Cobweb: Ruby Gleeson
Mustardseed: Emma Uphill
Peaseblossom: Mary Filmer
Moth: Rhiannon Welsford
Peter Quince: Tiernan White
Nick Bottom: Daniel Cooper
Francis Flute: Candice Jansz
Tom Snout: Stephanie Black
Snug: Bonnie Jean McRae

Venue opens 1 hour before performance.


The following tickets are available to be purchased below:

  • Adult: All adults 18 years and older.
  • Concession: Children under 18, Students with valid student ID and seniors card holders
  • Children (12 and under) may attend free if accompanied by an Adult or Concession ticket holder.  Please select the number of children attending to your booking.


PLEASE NOTE This production is performed outdoors and is subject to the weather.  Attendees will be alerted 2 hours before performances that are cancelled due to inclement weather.  Attendees may then choose to change to another performance or receive a refund.

If you have any issues with the booking form above, please access the booking page here or contact us by email at tickets@waterdale.org.au or phone at 0490 764 882.

This project is financially assisted by the City of Whittlesea’s Community Development Grants Program.