Matt Backer (Puck) on STC’s dark new interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sydney Theatre Company’s dark new interpretation of the beloved Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream opened at the Sydney Opera House this week. An interpretation that is anything but a fairytale.

We caught up with Matt Backer during tech week to chat about this thrilling new production and about his character Puck, or who I shall henceforth refer to as “Puck the Psycho”.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed at the Sydney Opera House for a strictly limited season until October 22nd. For more information and to book visit


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