A Midsummer Night's Dream
written by william shakespeare
Directed by Sean O'Shea
Sport for Jove's much loved outdoor summer season returns this December and January to Bella Vista Farm and the Leura Everglades.
“Love is love is love.”
On a moonlit night two young couples and a handful of aspiring actors take a journey into the woods. Their lives will never be the same again. For over four centuries, spellbound audiences have taken that journey with them, making A Midsummer Night’s Dream one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.
Journey with us to a place where reality, fantasy, dream and nightmare collide. A place where social convention implodes to reveal what lies beneath us all; our funny, quaint and perplexing need to love and be loved.
Shakespeare seems to be reminding us that the underlying message of everything is love, that love is love in all its guises. The journey into the woods is as old and mythic as time itself. It is a journey of healing that allows us to dream, and ultimately dream leads us back to ourselves. It brings us home.
Come on the journey with us. This midsummer come and celebrate the healing power of love with us under the stars. We owe it to ourselves after all.
Hippolyta and Oberon
Theseus and Titania
Hermia and Robin Starveling
Lysander and Snout
Helenus and Snug
Demetrius and Flute
Egeus and Quince
Robert Jago and Damien Ryan
Costume Designer/ Set Consultant
Assistant Stage Manager
Dates and Booking
Bella Vista Farm
Preview: 16 December
Season: 17- 30 Dec
Season: 7 - 22 January
Gates open one hour prior to show time
Content warning: flashing lights & mild sexual references
Sport for Jove and our venue partners will be adhering to the current NSW Public Health Orders. Please check with our venues for latest updates.
WET WEATHER Information
The Outdoor Summer Season is an all-weather event. In case of bad weather, we will move our show to the indoor venue – the Barn at Bella Vista Farm for our Bella Vista season or the Wentworth School of Arts for our Blue Mountains season.
For the latest updates on the day of the performance you are attending, please call our Wet Weather Hotline: (02) 9990 7708
We encourage you to bring clothing layers for varying temperatures and raincoats just in case! Umbrellas are also welcome, but please be aware they obstruct view if the show continues to play on in a slight drizzle.
SFJ's SUMMER SEASON
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