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Midsummer Night’s Dream to play at Riverfeast

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Midsummer Night's Dream directors Bex Hutchins and Phil Fresta with the fact board added to every week during rehearsals

The Playhouse Theatre is going outdoors for its final major production of 2020, A Midsummer Night's Dream, as live theatre emerges from COVID restrictions and the rest of the subscription season moves to 2021.

Shakespeare’s classic play will be performed at Riverfeast, East Bundaberg, from 3-5 December.

The Playhouse Theatre's artistic director Bex Hutchins said the company was looking forward to performing for a full live audience again.

“This has been a very challenging year, with the Playhouse adapting with live streamed performances, but there is still no other feeling like performing in front of a full house,” Bex said.

“Riverfeast is a magic venue, on the Burnett River at East Bundaberg, so it's the ideal place to perform the magical A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

“We are transforming Riverfeast into a Shakespearian woodland glade and patrons will be able to enjoy delicious food and fully functioning bar facilities before being seated for this delightful production featuring a talented and enthusiastic cast of 30.

“This is developing into a really exciting project and we hope patrons will enjoy this unique theatre experience.”

Internet bookings will not be available for this production, with extended box office opening hours.

“We encourage you to book promptly to avoid disappointment and be able to enjoy this unique theatre experience,” Bex said.

“Various seating options will be available, including chairs, high chairs, or stools at tables. Patrons will be requested to specify seating preferences when making their booking.”

A Midsummer Night's Dream performances will begin at 6.30pm on Thursday, 3 December and 7.30pm on Friday, 4 December and 7.30pm Saturday, 5 December, with gates open at 5pm.

Tickets go on sale to the public this weekend for $20 each.

Tickets will also be available this weekend for the next BURP (Bundaberg’s Unique Relaxed Performances), which is on Friday, 27 November. Patrons will be able to watch the performances in the Playhouse Theatre and online.

The box office is open at the Playhouse Theatre in Steffensen Street from 9am to 12 noon both Saturday and Sunday. Bookings can also be made on the phone during the same times on 4153 1904.

For more details visit the Playhouse Theatre website.