Festival Programme

Festival Programme  

Season of Love and Hate brings Romeo & Juliet to the main festival stage. It will be directed by Sean Aita, making it his first season at Midsummer Scene. Our version of the world’s most romantic tragedy will be inspired by 1960s Italy and draw heavily on mafia culture. The creative team is composed of artists from all over Europe, making this season even more international.

  • 21st June at 9 p.m. / In front od St. Blaise’s church
    World Music Day Concert
    Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra / Noorman Widjaja, conductor (Indonesia) / Matej Meštrović, piano (Croatia).
    Dubrovnik kontradanza*, Meštrović: Let Them Come In, Robić: You Only Love Once*, Gotovac: Ero the Joker*,  Nardelli: A Song for Dubrovnik*.
    *arr. by D. Butigan
    WORLD PREMIERE: M. Meštrović: New England Rhapsody.
    Admission is free.
  • 22nd June  – 5th July at 9:30 p.m.* / Fort Lovrjenac
    Romeo & Juliet
    Directed by Sean Aita.
    Performed in English.
    Tickets: 200/250/300/350 kn.
    *every night except 27th June
  • 27th June at 9:30 p.m. / Fort Lovrjenac
    I, Who Have Hands More Innocent
    Based on the extraordinary life and poetry by Vesna Parun.
    Directed by Ivan Leo Lemo, performed by Vesna Tominac Matačić in Croatian, with English subtitles.
    Tickets: 100 kn.
  • 6th July at 9:30 p.m. / The Rector’s Palace
    Songs for Lovers (and Other Idiots)
    Famous London cabaret performed by Sarah-Louise Young and Michael Roulston.
    ‘A musical match made in heaven… dazzlingly brilliant’ Fest Magazine ****
    Tickets: 150/200/250/300/350 kn.
  • 7th July at 9:30 p.m.  / The Rector’s Palace
    Based on the comedy Uncle Maroye by MARIN DRŽIĆ
    Uncle Maroye Re-Examined
    A co-production of House of Marin Držić, Marin Držić Theatre and Midsummer Scene Festival, directed by Paolo Tišljarić and performed by the Festival ensemble. Marin Držić is one of the greatest European Renaissance playwrights, and a Dubrovnik native. The rearranged fragments of the play are set at Rector’s Palace, where the comedy was first performed in 1551. This project has been included in the main programme of Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival 2019.
    Admission is free.


Midsummer Scene is a project of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and the City of Dubrovnik, and it is a joint production with Brilliant Events, Dubrovnik and Honey-tongued Theatre Productions Ltd. London


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