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Brisbane Shakespeare Festival | Multiple Locations | 14 November, 2020
14 November, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
One event on 15 November, 2020 at 5:30 pm
One event on 21 November, 2020 at 5:30 pm
One event on 22 November, 2020 at 5:30 pm
The 14th annual 4MBS Brisbane Shakespeare Festival is back for two weekends of Shakespearean festivities in the Roma Street Parkland Amphitheatre, Sandgate’s Einbunpin Lagoon Park and Newstead’s Gasworks Plaza. Each day will feature free, fully staged, professional outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s magical comedy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, plus swordplay demonstrations and more family fun.
See the full event program on the 4MBS website.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Free Performances
Four lovers flee Athens for the forest, unaware that their romantic squabble and parental difficulties will soon be overshadowed by magic. Join King and Queen of the Fairies, Oberon and Titania, to experience Shakespeare’s magical comedy about love, laughter, forests and fairies – in the open air! Directed by multi-Matilda Award winner EUGENE GILFEDDER,this production features an outstanding professional cast of Brisbane’s finest Shakespearean actors. Register now to book your FREE tickets.
- Sat 14 & Sun 15 Nov, 5:30pm – 7:30pm | Roma Street Parklands
- Sat 21 Nov, 5:30pm – 7:30pm | Einbunpin Lagoon Park, Sandgate
- Sun 22 Nov, 5:30pm – 7:30pm | Gasworks, Newstead
Magical Shakespeare – Interactive Workshop
Sat 14 Nov, 10:30am – 11:30am | 4MBS Performance Studio, 384 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo
Join Maxine and Nadine by the cauldron as they explore the creepy world of Shakespeare’s wicked witches from the famous play Macbeth. Children will learn about the mischief these meddling creatures created, and add wacky ingredients to the cauldron to brew a charm of powerful trouble. They will practice their best witch impersonation and cackle to help recite the magic spell!
The magic continues with an introduction to Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Children will learn some of the famous lines from the play, and make their own headdresses to feel like Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the fairies!
It’s the perfect taste-tester for families who may then want to come to attend the free outdoor performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream – and children can wear the headdresses they made!
Recommended age: 3-12 years
Bookings are needed for this Covid-Safe event. Please call 4MBS Classic FM on (07) 3847 1717.