ZACT have performed Shakespeare at Cloudehill for many years. Last summer, we had sell-out audiences for a superb 'As You Like It'. This year, prepare to be spellbound with OZACT’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, an exciting encounter with one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies, played out in the glorious surrounds of Cloudehill Gardens.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is Shakespeare's most popular play, a tale of love, mischief and mistaken identity, complete with all the creatures of the forgotten world. Witness the warring encounters of fairies and mortals, as the discordant world is restored to harmony by a bumbling troop of traveling thespians.
The Italianate setting of the play is superbly matched by the spectacular setting at Cloudehill Gardens, renowned as Australia’s finest by serious garden lovers. Inspired by the great Renaissance gardens of Europe and the famous arts and crafts gardens of England, Cloudehill, is divided into twenty unique garden environments or "garden rooms", in the Renaissance fashion. On the gentle sloped lawns of its "Green Theatre, surrounded by perennial borders with their strong colour schemes right in flower, the dramatic forests on one side and exhilarating views to the mountains, audiences are in for a treat.
Relax and enjoy the irresistible combination of the acclaimed creativity and high performance standards of Australia’s leading outdoor Shakespeare company and the best loved comedy of the world’s greatest playwright.
“Experiencing Shakespeare in the surrounds of one of Victoria’s most spectacular gardens has a distinctive sensual and social appeal", said OZACT Artistic Director Bruce Widdop. He invites audiences to pack a rug and cushion and enjoy the exceptional magic of Shakespeare in the great outdoors.
Shakespeare’s exciting comedy of romance and mischief and mayhem, promises an evening to remember!