MCB | A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Published on 18th May, 2017

Melbourne City Ballet presents Shakespeare’s tale of Love, Fairies and Mischief – fit for the whole family!

30 Date Regional Tour July – September

Melbourne City Ballet will spread the enchantment far and wide when they tour A Midsummer Night’s Dream to an incredible 30 regional venues throughout July, August and September.

This follows on from their hugely successful tour of Romeo and Juliet in 2016, and audiences in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory will once again be treated to a Shakespearean classic.

Dancer Yuiko Masukawa performing in MCBs ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Photo National Photography

Set to the inspiring music of Mendelssohn, the chaotic story of four young lovers, a vengeful king and meddling fairies will prove falling in love can make fools of everyone. Full of flittering fairies, mischievous magic, and misadventures this charming ballet will be a delightful journey from the royal court into a magical realm.

An ambitious tour, Melbourne City Ballet Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo is confident the production will be received well, “we have a real commitment to providing first-class performances to as many regional and remote areas of Australia as possible,” he says.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is such a fantastic ballet to tour as it appeals to a wide range of people. Action, comedy, drama, and of course a splash of fairy magic combine to make this the perfect ballet for people to bring their families along to see” he continues.

With a huge 30 venues on the tour, visit Melbourne City Ballet’s website to find the full schedule and book tickets.

Melbourne City Ballet | A Midsummers Night’s Dream

Tuesday 4 July  | Cardinia Cultural Centre, Pakenham VIC
Wednesday 5 July | Karralyka Centre, Ringwood VIC
Saturday 8 July | Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie NSW
Friday 21 July | Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville QLD
Saturday 22 July | The World Theatre, Charters Towers QLD
Sunday 23 July | Burdekin Theatre, Ayr QLD
Wednesday 26 July | Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin NT
Friday 28 July | Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, Katherine NT
Sunday 30th July | Desert Harmony Festival (Civic Hall), Tennant Creek NT
Saturday 5 August | Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Redcliffe QLD
Saturday 5 August | Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Redcliffe QLD
Thursday 10 August | JB Osborne Theatre, Bendigo VIC
Friday 11 August | Wendouree Performing Arts Centre, Ballarat VIC
Saturday 12 August | Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon VIC
Tuesday 15 August | The Events Centre, Caloundra QLD
Wednesday 16 August | Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, Gladstone QLD
Friday 18 August | Capella Cultural Centre, Emerald QLD
Saturday 19 August | Proserpine Entertainment Centre, Whitsundays QLD
Thursday 24 August | The Potato Shed, Drysdale (Geelong) VIC
Sunday 27 August | Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre, Sale VIC
Wednesday 30 August | Orange Civic Theatre, Orange NSW
Thursday 31 August | Roxy Theatre, Bingara NSW
Friday 1 September | The Crossing Theatre, Narrabri NSW
Saturday 2 September | The Capitol Theatre, Tamworth NSW
Sunday 3 September | The Civic Centre, Gunnedah NSW
Wednesday 6 September | Benalla Performing Arts & Convention Centre VIC
Friday 8 September | The Cube, Wodonga VIC
Saturday 9 September | The Paradise Palladium Theatre, Morundah NSW
Thursday 14 September | Laycock Street Community Theatre, Gosford NSW
Friday 15 September | Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour NSW
Saturday 16 September | Byron Bay Community Centre, Byron Bay NSW

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