Around the World
in Eighty Days

Adapted and directed by Sean Aita.
Music by Leo Elso.
Performed in English.

22 June – 5 July at 9:30 p.m.
Fort Lovrjenac

Piano Maniacs

Matej Meštrović
Matthew Mayer
Antonija Pacek

30 June at 9:30 p.m.
Rector’s Palace

Goran Karan
Priče iz moje ulice

Redatelj: Ivan Leo Lemo

6. srpnja u 21:30 h

 Midsummer Scene Warmly Welcomes You
to Season 9: Face the Music!

22 June – 6 July 2023 / Dubrovnik, Croatia

We invite you to take a seat in our main venue, the wonderful Fort Lovrjenac, and enjoy the musical Around the World in Eighty Days specially commissioned for our festival. It is inspired by the father of science fiction Jules Verne. Mr Verne was well-­acquainted with the beauty of Dubrovnik, describing it as Slavic Athens in his 1885 novel Mathias Sandorf.

This season we embark on a new adventure!

We have already travelled around the world: Austria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Bermuda, to start. We mostly staged Shakespeare, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the play that gave our festival its name. Together with the House of Marin Držić, and Marin Držić Theatre (yes, he is very popular here!), we co-produced Uncle Maroye in 2019. This piece was inspired by Držić’s most famous comedy. This season we will launch the first English translation of another Držić’s comedy: Old Stan or A Fool Fooled – after 471 years!

We will see you at the Piano Maniacs Triathlon (do not fear, you will not be required to run!), and a solo-musical Ljubav je fer (or, Love is Fair – yes, this one is performed in Croatian, but do not let that stop you from seeing it!).

Dubrovnik has been known for his fast ships, explorers and travellers throughout history. Join us on our journey around the world!


Buy online at: 
Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Pile
Box office at the venue one hour before the performance

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.

Silver sponsors

Bronze sponsors


Special thanks to