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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Adapted by Jenny Wake from the play by William Shakespeare  

The course of true love never runs smooth. Hermia loves Lysander and he loves her, but Hermia’s dad says she must marry Demetrius or die. So Hermia and Lysander flee into the woods, pursued by Demetrius who is chased by Helena who is mad about him. 

What follows is a night of giddy midsummer magic in the fairy-infested forest where Oberon and Titania, king and queen of the fairies, are feuding. Oberon drops a potion into sleeping Titania’s eyes to make her fall in love with the very next creature she sees. As if Hermia and her friends aren’t confused enough about who loves whom best, Demetrius and Lysander get a dose of the magic potion too. Meanwhile, a mischievous sprite called Puck meets Nick Bottom, a pompous weaver, and makes an ass of him (literally). And it’s not just the audience who will fall head over heels for his fuzzy cheeks and lovely long ears.

Shakespeare’s most popular comedy has been trimmed and translated into contemporary language in this magical production written to be performed by primary, intermediate or junior high school students.


1 hour 20 minutes (approx)


Roles for 65 to 262 children

Age Range

Script and costumes best suited to ages 5-14


Janet Holborow


Christine Heaney & Jenny Wake 


Rebecca Cowan

Calico’s standard resource package for A Midsummer Night’s Dream includes the script, performing rights, costumes, scenery, props and pre-recorded music.

$2,500 (incl. GST)

Titannia in her bower with Bottom transformed into a donkey
Hermia looking downcast with Lysander and Demtetrius glaring at each other in the background
Three players performing the play within the play in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Bottom acting in the play within the play
A tradesman points out he can't play a woman in the play because he is growing a beard
Two mischeivous sprites giggling
Two Amazon warriors buying fruit at the market
The Snow Queen leads Kaj away

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