The Ryman Healthcare Season of

A Midsummer Night's Dream

28 Oct - 11 Dec 2021

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RNZB dancers Katherine Minor as Titania, Laurynas Vejalis as Oberon, Levi Teachout as Bottom and Kihiro Kusukami as Puck. Image by Ross Brown, 2020

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In association with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Let us transport you to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment.  Lovers, fairies, mischief and moonlight conspire in Shakespeare’s classic tale, vividly retold with sparkling steps and Mendelssohn’s famous score.

Following its hugely successful world premiere in 2015, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is thrilled to be bringing A Midsummer Night’s Dream back for Christmas 2021.

Created for the RNZB by one of the most sought-after choreographers on the international stage, Liam Scarlett, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was an overnight sensation at its premiere, with capacity audiences throughout its first New Zealand tour. Distinguished designer Tracy Grant Lord created the glorious vision of Shakespeare’s iconic characters and enchanted wood, illuminated with lighting by Kendall Smith.

Don’t miss your chance to see this spectacular ballet when it returns to Aotearoa – a wonderful treat for young and old, lovers of dance, music and sheer theatrical magic.

Performances in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland will be accompanied by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hamish McKeich, all other performances will feature an NZSO recording.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a co-production between the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Queensland Ballet.

Dates and times


Wellington, 28 October - 31 October

Opera House


Thursday 28th October 7:30pm
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Friday 29th October 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk
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Saturday 30th October 1:30pm Post-Matinee Q+A
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Saturday 30th October 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up
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Sunday 31st October 3:00pm
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Napier, 05 November - 06 November

Municipal Theatre


Friday 5th November 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk
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Saturday 6th November 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up
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Palmerston North, 11 November

Regent on Broadway


Thursday 11th November 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk and Warm Up, Curtain Up
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Christchurch, 18 November - 20 November

Isaac Theatre Royal


Thursday 18th November 7:30pm
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Friday 19th November 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk
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Saturday 20th November 1:30pm Post-Matinee Q+A
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Saturday 20th November 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up
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Invercargill, 24 November

Civic Theatre


Wednesday 24th November 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up
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Dunedin, 27 November

Regent Theatre


Saturday 27th November 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up
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Auckland, 02 December - 11 December

Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre


Thursday 2nd December 7:30pm
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Friday 3rd December 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk
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Saturday 4th December 1:30pm Post-Matinee Q+A
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Saturday 4th December 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up
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Sunday 5th December 3:00pm
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Takapuna - Bruce Mason Centre


Friday 10th December 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk
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Takapuna - Bruce Mason Centre


Saturday 11th December 1:30pm Post-Matinee Q+A
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Saturday 11th December 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up
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Credits


Choreography

Liam Scarlett

Music

Felix Mendelssohn

Music Arrangement

Nigel Gaynor

Design

Tracy Grant Lord

Lighting Design

Kendall Smith

Conductor

Hamish McKeich

Orchestra

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

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