25 Feb - 13 March 2022
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne - Southern Cross Lawn
Past Show

“Pantaloons - Meets - Python! Loads of Fun!"


Celebrating the most comical characters Shakespeare ever invented. Follow “The Mechanicals,” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream on a whirlwind adventure where "pantaloons meet Python," in Peter Quince Presents: A Midsummer Mechanical’s Dream. 

It's a romp, that’s bound to have you in stitches as Shakespeare's artisans of laughter - Peter Quince, Snug, Nick Bottom, Francis Flute, Tom Snout and Robin Starveling lead you through a slick and silly series of blunders and nonsense. Vying to perform at the Duke's wedding, they look to a bloke called Bill’s collected works for inspiration. These fools will have you rolling in the grass with laughter as you watch them workshop some of the Bard's most famous material.

If you loved our 2021 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this is the perfect show for you this summer! It’s Shakespeare unshackled, unplugged and loads of fun for the thespian or tradie in all of us!

Show Capacities
Due to COVID density limits, tickets to our performances are limited and may sell out quickly.

A Reserve Package
On arrival at the venue, you’ll be given a souvenir programme (subject to availability) and shown to your own Premium Reserved seating area with personalised low rise chair under the stars. Once you’re settled, head to the bar pre-show to pick up your complimentary red, white, or sparkling wine to enjoy during the performance. During the interval, or whenever you please, you can head to the kiosk to collect your complimentary tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

A Reserve Ticketholders
A Reserve seats are set up prior to doors opening. If you have separate bookings that you would like to be seated together, please email us at boxoffice@shakespeareaustralia.com.au with your order numbers prior to your performance date.

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25 Feb - 13 March 2022


Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne - Southern Cross Lawn

100 Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne 3000

Venue is open 2 hours before the start of the performance.

Ticket Prices


Running Time

2 Hours 20 Mins


Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption is required for anyone over the age of 18 to enter Australian Shakespeare Company performance venues. Read more...

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Tickets from $25

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Your safety is very important to us and our team is hard at work to ensure we are able to welcome you to our COVID Normal events this summer!

We have enhanced health and hygiene systems in place as directed by government guidelines and expert public health advice.

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Please don’t visit if you feel unwell, have experienced any cold or flu like symptoms in the past 14 days, are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, or have returned from overseas.

Ticket Exchanges

You can exchange your tickets up to 3 hours prior to the performance time. Click here to exchange your tickets.
You may also call our box office team on (03) 8676 7511

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Please don’t visit if you feel unwell, have experienced any cold or flu like symptoms in the past 14 days, are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, or have returned from overseas.

If the performance or season can not proceed due to COVID, you will be entitled to a refund, exchange or life time credit