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A Comedy Of Errors 2018

Our 2021 Season–A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“This wasn’t the year for a tragedy. We’ve all had enough. This is a year for magic and love and silliness and joy; a year to celebrate and draw strength from all we’ve survived, and all we will continue to survive. Together.

“The one fundamental thing we can do here, that people cannot do anywhere else on the planet, is safely be with other human beings. So that’s what we’re creating with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A shared, human, festival feeling, where strangers can assemble and sit around the campfire and tell stories and eat and play and laugh.

“That is the most important thing; that we create a space where people can be, together.

“My background is in interactive and immersive theatre, so this year there will be a lot of explorable space, lots of places for the audience to play and secrets to discover.

“Yes, you can bring your camp chair and sit with your wine and see the play happening around you. Or you can get up and follow a fairy into the forest and, if you’re lucky, maybe have some adventures along the way!”

–Director, Mel.Cook

Map of performance site. Accessible parking and toilets at He Ara Kotahi carpark. Backup, non-accessible, carpark at Esplanade Scenic Railway carpark. Performance site upstream of He Ara Kotahi on the grassy area between the Holiday Park boundary fence and the Manawatu River.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Site Map.

UPDATED DATES: A Midsummer Night’s Dream 10-13 March 2021 at 7.30 PM.

Venue: Upstream of He Ara Kotahi footbridge on the Manawatū River Path.
In a nutshell… our performance this year is being held on the grass between the Holiday Park boundary fence and the river!

Accessible Parking can be found at He Ara Kotahi.


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