Shakespeare at The Canopy Lane Cove – A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Coming – Free Entertainment

You may have seen Shakespeare at the Beach and Shakespeare in the Park; get ready for Shakespeare at The Canopy on Thursday, 22nd February 2024 and Friday, 23rd February 2024, from 6 – 8 pm on the big stage.   Shakespearience Australia is bringing Lane Cove residents A Midsummer Night’s Dream (do not call it A Midsummer’s Night Dream!!).

This is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. It’s magical and full of symbolism. The play is a joyful, fast-paced romp through the forest where love conquers all.

What could be better than enjoying a midsummer evening on The Canopy lawns with a picnic watching one of Shakespeare’s famous plays?  But wait, there’s more: the evening is sponsored by The Canopy and Lane Cove Council, so it is a FREE event.

If you have a child studying Shakespeare (any Shakespeare play), they should come along and watch.

Shakespearience Australia

Several North Shore residents are part of the renowned Shakespearience Australia cast.

dThis energetic company brings a fresh new take on the magical mayhem of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with North Shore residents Sarah Ballantyne, Bendegúz Daniel Devenyi-Botos, Harry Moorby, and Timothy Weston.

Sarah Ballantyne (Lindfield) will take the role of the feisty and hotblooded Hermia, forced to marry against her will by her controlling father, and flees into the woods with her true love.

Meanwhile, the hapless handymen turned actors Francis Flute and Robin Starveling, played by Harry Moorby (Chatswood) and Bendegúz Daniel Devenyi-Botos (Lane Cove), respectively, venture into the forest to rehearse their play away from prying eyes.

All plans will be thrown into disarray by the mischievous forest spirit Puck, played by director and ex-Lane Cove resident Timothy Weston (Lindfield).  Timothy went to Lane Cove Public School, and his aunt was at Lane Cove Public School at the same time as Nicole Kidman.

Photo Supplied by Shakespearience Australia

Fresh from their wildly successful runs at The Grange at Mount Victoria and Wangat Lodge in the Chichester River Valley, Shakespearience Australia brings an updated and exciting show of Shakespeare’s work with costumes inspired by bushland themes and iconic Australiana.

This brilliant production, presented with rousing passion by a company of experienced Shakespearean actors, will have you rolling in the aisles (or, in the case of The Canopy, rolling on the green).

This theatrical extravaganza is suitable for all ages.

You can even watch the show while tucking into dinner at one of The Canopy’s restaurants.

Shakesperience Australia rehearsing at The Canopy


“…a unique and meaningful arts event …” – AC Archer AM; Dungog Regional Tourism Inc. “…a very intimate and interactive show.” – Marrion Stuart;
“…an unforgettable arts experience …” – Casey Tonkin

Shakespeare at The Canopy Details

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Where: The Canopy
When: Thursday, 22nd February 2024 and Friday, 23rd February 2024, from 6 – 8 pm
Bookings:  No need to book – this is a free event
Chairs:  bring low backed chairs
Food and Drink:  Bring Your Own or purchase from one of our local eateries – pre order some food and then pick it up (for example, a grazing box or Chargrill Charlie’s family meal box).

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