IT MIGHT not be summer yet, but there is definitely something dreamy about this production.
The Launceston Youth Theatre Ensemble has redecorated the Annexe Theatre and created magic for its version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream .
More than 40 children from grade 6 to 11 will present the romantic comedy in true Shakespeare language.
Tabitha Dempsey, who plays Hermia, said it was hard to learn the complex script at first.
``But after a while it got easier because we did a lot of workshopping to help understand what it meant,'' the 16-year-old said.
The group, under the guidance of director Amanda Phillips, spent the first term of the year immerse itself in the language.
It then spent the past 12 weeks rehearsing the play.
``I'm basically giving them a mini uni degree,'' Ms Phillips said.
``I love Shakespeare. I did it when I was in university in second year and I loved it.
``I'm a great believer that the younger drama students do Shakespeare, the easier it is for them to connect as they get older.''
Ms Phillips described the play as a ``magnificent magical journey'' with a lot of comedy.
``And some 14,000 leaves on stage and cool '60s music,'' she said.
The adapted version of A Midsummer Night's Dream is based around a dreamer, a modern student frustrated in her attempts to memorise a monologue from the play.
As she starts to nod off, she is visited by Puck, an impish fairy who sweeps her into the play.
WHAT: A Midsummer Night's Dream, presented by the Launceston Youth Theatre Ensemble.
WHEN:Wednesday to Friday, 6pm.
WHERE: Annexe Theatre, Inveresk.
TICKETS: $14 adults, $12 concession; available at the door.