The Lovers

Love, and pop, and Shakespeare!

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

Director Shaun Rennie

Recommended for ages 14 and over.
Please be advised that The Lovers contains strong language and sexual references and strobe lighting.

Duration: 2 hours (including 20 minute interval)

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 explores the magic and mishaps of romantic love.

Production Patron
Katie Page
CEO, Harvey Norman

With thanks to The Lovers Supporting Syndicate

High-octane entertainment.

Stage Noise

An exhilarating breath of fresh air.

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Natalie Abbott


Blake Appelqvist


Stellar Perry


Monique Sallé


Brittanie Shipway


Jerrod Smith


Tomáš Kantor


Sarah Murr


Laura Murphy


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The Lovers

  • 23 Oct -
    20 Nov

    23 Oct -
    20 Nov

    Sydney Opera House

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.

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