The Lovers

Love, and pop, and Shakespeare!

  • 23 Oct -
    20 Nov

    23 Oct -
    20 Nov

    Sydney Opera House

    Tickets available as part of a Bell Shakespeare 2022 season package

All locations

World premiere

A musical by Laura Murphy
Based on A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

Director Shaun Rennie

Featuring original songs and an adapted script by Laura Murphy, The Lovers is a fresh and magical pop-infused reimagining of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Oberon and Puck have devoted centuries trying to craft the perfect happy ending. However, as they look out over an increasingly disconnected world where would-be lovers are afraid to ‘catch feels’ and the path to romance is always one swipe away, Oberon fears there will be no more happily-ever-afters.

Until one day, they happen upon four young lovers.

Directed by Shaun Rennie (Rent, Baby Doll) with a superb cast, a live four-piece band and an irresistibly infectious score, The Lovers is a heart-warming and hilarious retelling of Shakespeare’s beloved story that questions our enduring search for the romanticised version of true love we see in the movies.

Laura Murphy

Writer

Shaun Rennie

Director

Marg Horwell

Designer

Trent Suidgeest

Lighting Designer

David Bergman

Sound Designer

Yvette Lee

Choreographer

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The Lovers

  • 23 Oct -
    20 Nov

    23 Oct -
    20 Nov

    Sydney Opera House

    Tickets available as part of a Bell Shakespeare 2022 season package

Season package ticket prices

Adult Premium: $78
Adult A-reserve: $62
Concession Premium: $66
Concession A-Reserve: $54
Under 18/Under 30* Premium: $45
Under 18/Under 30* A-reserve: $35

Single ticket prices

Adult Premium: $98
Adult A-reserve: $78
Concession Premium: $83
Concession A-Reserve: $68
Under 18/Under 30* Premium: $48
Under 18/Under 30* A-reserve: $45

Under 30s prices are available for Sunday – Wednesday performances only. Under 18 prices are available for all performances.

2022 Season

2022 Season package

  • Early booking access to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra performances
  • Save up to 22% on ticket prices
  • Priority seating and flexible ticket options
  • Additional ticket discounts for family and friends
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Accessibility

It’s important to us that Shakespeare’s work is accessible to all Australians, regardless of their physical abilities.
We’re pleased to offer a range of services and facilities to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.
For a list of 2022 captioned and audio described performances, please contact our box office on 1300 305 730.
Call us via the National Relay Service — ask for Bell Shakespeare or 1300 305 730.

Audio

Audio described performances and tactile tours, hearing enhancement and headsets.

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Auslan interpreted and captioned performances

Access & special seating

Our venues provide wheelchair access and guide dogs are welcome.

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