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Leura Park Estate

Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare in the Vines

Bellarine winery, Leura Park Estate is set to be transformed into the magical land of Athens in two nights of mystical enchantment as the renowned Essential Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th February 2019.  Gates open at 5pm with the performance commencing at 7pm on both nights.  Tickets are available only via GPAC and cost $45.

A Midsummer Night's Dream is undoubtedly one of Shakespeare’s most popular and loved romantic comedies.  It is famous throughout time for its romance, magic and mayhem.

This masterful piece deals with the universal theme of love and its complications. The plot focuses on three parallel stories: the trials and experiences of two sets of lovers camping in a magical forest, the world of the Fairy King and Queen and their elves, and a group of rough craftsmen attempting to stage a production for the wedding of the Duke of Athens.

Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. To escape the arranged marriage, she and Lysander elope into the woods. Demetrius follows them, pursued by Helena, who nurses an unrequited passion for him. A love quadrangle develops among the young lovers when mischievous Puck plays Cupid.  

"The course of true love never did run smooth"

Meanwhile, a group of rough craftsmen rehearse a play in the woods and pretty soon everyone gets caught up in the mischievous world of fairy magic controlled by the warring King & Queen of the Fairies, Oberon & Titania.

 Magic, action, love and humour are the ingredients for this unforgettable spell.

However Puck warns us that falling in love can make fools of us all.

Love is crazy, love is mad. Will love win out in the end?

Essential Theatre has been entertaining Australian crowds with the wonderful words of Shakespeare for the past sixteen years.  They are excited to celebrate their 17th year in 2019 with this much loved production, offering audiences a clever and entertaining interpretation of this engaging script.

 Recent Reviews

“high energy, tight ensemble, dynamic … don’t miss this”

*   * * * * 5 stars, Richard Flynn, Adelaide Theatre Guide

 “ What a treat; a delightful tight and fast paced production.”

Stage Whispers, 2018



Ticket prices:
Single: $45


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Leura Park Estate
1400 Portarlington Road,


Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:00 PM 15 Feb 07:00PM Sold out
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 07:00 PM 16 Feb 07:00PM Sold out

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