A Mid Summer Night’s Dream

Queensland Ballet and Royal New Zealand Ballet co-presented an ethereal and bittersweet production A Mid Summer Night’s Dream.

Shakespear’s old English tale was adapted for the contempory stage by Choreographer Liam Scarlett.

Costume and Set Designer Tracy Grant Lord created a magnificent environment for the expressive dancers with forest bungalows under the moonlit sky.

The loveable fairy Puck, performed by Victor Estevez, reshaped a love triangle between the rustics when he confuses two men and casts the spell of the magic flower on them both.

The audience warmed to Puck who then transformed the rustic Bottom, performed by Rian Thompson, into a shy donkey.

Queensland Ballet and Royal New Zealand Ballet matched the humour intended for Shakespear’s masterpiece with this endearing creature who found love with queen of the fairies, Tatiana (Mia Heathcote).

Soft laughter hummed through the Playhouse Theatre as Bottom comes to term with his new form, one bottom shake at a time.

After a charming delivery of love, jealousy and mistaken identity, the naughty apprentice fairy under Oberon’s (Alexander Idaszak) instruction, Puck, brings order back into the forest of exotic creatures and brings true love back to light.

Queensland Ballet and Royal New Zealand Ballet’s A Mid Summer Night’s Dream was a delightful and spellbinding performance that brings laughter amongst small children and ‘bigger’ fairytale lovers. 

Images by Queensland Ballet

Details: A Mid Summer Night’s Dream | Queensland Ballet | QPAC | 1 to 16 April 2016 | $55 (children) to $100 (adults)