See ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Launceston

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Theatre lovers planning a trip to Launceston later this month will want to get their hands on tickets to the Newstead College's production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

More than just an Elizabethan classic, A Midsummer Night's Dream is the type of play that seems to be as relevant to modern audiences as those of the years gone by despite the passage of time.

Helping tell the complex story of love, betrayal, war and dreams that takes place in the play is a set straight out of the 1960s.

By drawing on the bohemian counter culture and politics of this decade, the play's production team have managed to draw parallels between the hopes and desires of characters such as the couples Hermia and Lysander and Helene and Demetruis with modern theatregoers.

It also acts as the perfect backdrop for the mystical happenings of the play's magical woodlands and scheming plans of the king and queen of the fairies, Oberon and Titania.

This contemporary adaptation of one of Shakespeare's best known plays will take place at the Earl Arts Centre in Launceston from 31 May to 1 June.

Entry for adults is $22, concessions $17 and children from the ages of eight to 15 can enter for just $13.

Newstead College Shakespeare performance

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