Fairies back in the gardens

A Midsummer Night's Dream comes to Melbourne to light up the dark

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SOMETHING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GARDENS: Puck and Oberon in Shakespeare's joyous frolic, A Midsummer's Night Dream.

SOMETHING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GARDENS: Puck and Oberon in Shakespeare's joyous frolic, A Midsummer's Night Dream.

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Riotous ride through world of lovers, fairies and fools returns to gardens from December 18.

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An Australian Shakespeare Company classic and the jewel in the Shakespeare comedy crown, A Midsummer Night's Dream, is coming to Melbourne to dazzle and delight.

Starring Richard Piper as Nick Bottom and Alison Whyte as Titania, theatre-goers will be transported far from the realities of Melbourne in 2020 to the enchanting world full of laughter and comedy.

Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens' Southern Cross Lawn will be lit up and sparkling for the riotous ride through the world of lovers, fairies and fools.

"After the year we've all experienced, we couldn't be more delighted to whisk our audiences into a world beyond their wildest imaginings," company founder and artistic director Glenn Elston said.

"Love triangles and transformations occur with hilarious consequences when fairies magically meddle in the lives of mortals."

A Midsummer Night's Dream runs from December 18- January 24.

Theatre-goers are welcome to bring along a picnic or take advantage of the on-site bar and catering. Food and drinks can be pre-ordered online and delivered directly on the evening of the performance.

High and low chairs are also available for hire at the venue.

Tickets $25-$99.

For more information or to book, visit shakespeareaustralia.com.au/productions/dreammelbourne

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