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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare

Summary: This much-loved comic fantasy about love, elopement and wicked games has four interwoven plots: the 'royal' wedding; the wild intrigues of four young lovers lost in the woods; the world of the fairies with their squabbles and mischief-making; and the hapless but well-meaning commoners trying to produce their own play.

Boldly set in the 1980s, the decade of MTV, neon nightclubs and power-dressing, this production of A Midsummer Night's Dream will be the perfect marriage of magic, mayhem and Madonna.

'Dream' is Stagecraft's contribution to the New Zealand-wide Compleate Workes festival.

Dates and times: Wednesday 27 May to Saturday 30 May at 8 pm, Sunday 31 May at 3 pm, Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 June at 6.30 pm, Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 June at 8 pm.

Tickets: $22 waged, $20 unwaged, $18 each for groups of 10 or more, $15 Stagecraft members. Special two-for-$22 ticket deal on Thursday 28 May.

Bookings: All performances are sold out. However, we often have cancellations and no shows, so it's worth going on the waiting list for tickets. If you'd like to be wait-listed, call us on (04) 385 0532. Or turn up on the night and wait for standby tickets - there are usually a few seats available at the last minute.


  • Egeus - Rodney Bane
  • Philostrate - Anna Beccard
  • Theseus - Matt Bentley
  • Snout - Gillian Boyes
  • Puck - Reuben Brickell
  • Demetrius - Martin Brown
  • Helena - Mel Camp
  • Bottom - Alan Carabott
  • Fairy - Heather Da Vanzo
  • Hippolyta - Jasmine Embrechts
  • Fairy - Margaret Hill
  • Titania - Michelle Jordan
  • Fairy - Jessica Knights
  • Fairy - Jane Maltby
  • Hermia - Kirsten O'Regan
  • Fairy - Aisha Pachoud
  • Fairy - Elise Pallesen
  • Quince - Rebecca Parker
  • Lysander - Ben Priest
  • Starveling - Tom Rimmer
  • Snug - Grant Robinson
  • Oberon - Stephen Walter
  • Flute - Helen White
  • Fairy - Sarah Wood

Crew: Paul Kay (director), Joy Hellyer (assistant director), Chris O'Grady (dramaturg), Shannon Tubman (production manager), Lindsey Rusling (choreographer), Saar Cohen-Ronen (choral master and pianist), Leanne Thompson (prompt), Corinna Bennett (stage manager, props), Malcolm Campbell (assistant stage manager), Darrell Haddon (set construction manager, follow spot operator), Alec Rogers, Stephen Fearnley (set constructor), Meredith Dooley, Helen Chesterman, Margaret Hill, Nick Pitt, Nan Sanders, Betty Adams, Liz Page, Annabel Hensley, Sue Taylor, Glen Fearnley, Christine Gourlay, Sue Saville (wardrobe), Don Blackmore (lighting design), Matthew Leather (lighting operator, set constructor), Tanisha Wardle (lighting rigger, front of house assistant), Stewart Wardle, Devon Heaphy (lighting rigger), Andrew Cross (lighting rigger, props), Alan Burden (sound designer), Susan Page (sound operator), Anna Lowe (set designer), Tabitha Arthur (photographer), Jessica Knights (make-up designer), Petra Donnison (front of house manager), Robert Hickey (bookings manager), Peter Swain (filmographer)

Last updated 16 November 2013

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream