In this radical comedy, Lysander and Hermia, the lovers from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, run away to the forest… but things take a sharp turn along the way that lands them in the lap of Lysander’s unconventional, untraditional and very Kiwi Aunty.

The world of Shakespeare is lovingly turned upside down as the highbrow meets the down-to earth in this wonderfully quirky comedy.

The course of true love never did run smooth. Especially out in the sticks.

Why we love this play

Lysander’s Aunty is a Court commission; a brand-new New Zealand play. It will make you think deeply and it will make you laugh hard. It’s an exploration of the role of gender in the arts as well as a knock-about good time.”
Artistic Director, Ross Gumbley