This Rose Has Thorns | BUSTCO

In Bustco’s world premiere of Dwayne Yancey’s play, two young noble women receive letters from their boyfriends that they’ve been locked in the Tower of London. They set off - Rose, eagerly, and Lily, not so eagerly - to rescue them, disguising themselves in men’s...

The Ides of March | Elwood Social Club Productions

Elwood Social Club Production’s quick-witted production, The Ides of March, is full of quick changes and rapidly paced, constant laughs. When Shakespeare’s trip back in time to research the death of Julius Caesar for his upcoming play gets him imprisoned for the...

Romeo and Juliet | Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare

Touring as one of A-List Entertainment international acts, Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare brings five classically trained actors to the stage, with one of them heavily drunk prior to the performance - and, at the audience’s request, increasingly so during it. The result is...

Grover Theatre Company | Romeo and Juliet

Grover Theatre Company’s Berlin War era take on Romeo and Juliet offers a powerful and rich take on the play, both with making the most of old inspiration and setting the stage for new innovations among the characters. Hannah Bird transposes the play into the years of...

Latest ShakespeareOz Reviews

This Rose Has Thorns | BUSTCO

In Bustco’s world premiere of Dwayne Yancey’s play, two young noble women receive letters from their boyfriends that they’ve been locked in the Tower of London. They set off - Rose, eagerly, and Lily, not so eagerly - to rescue them, disguising themselves in men’s...

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Macbeth | Gemco Players

With ghastly onlookers and an inventive use of technology creating the ghostly world of Macbeth, Gemco Players present an interpretation that is both an engaging introduction to Shakespeare and a haunting performance in its own right. With the company partnering with...

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King Lear | Royal Shakespeare Company

Featuring utterly spectacular design and building on this year’s powerful graduating ensemble, Gregory Doran tells the bleak and tragic tale of King Lear on a scale that is both grand and deep against a backdrop of mania and uncertainty.   The play following two...

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Latest Blog Posts

Spring Shakespeare Season (VIC)

With spring well underway and even Melbourne starting to get a taste of sunlight, it brings with in a sheer number of shows that I'm genuinely in awe of. September is particularly packed, with this year's massive Melbourne Fringe Festival featuring a number of...

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Macbeth + Macdeath | Journal 2

With little over a month before the season starts, Macbeth + Macdeath is really coming to life, with the last few weeks of rehearsals rapidly evolving from conceptual to the foundations of an immersive, haunting production. Early rehearsals focused on exploring the...

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Macbeth + Macdeath | Journal 1

I'm excited to be chronicling Union House Theatre's Macbeth over the next few months as they progress through rehearsals before taking to the stage in early September. Directed by Petra Kalive, it is planned to be performed in loosely modern, urban dress, and create...

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Winter Shakespeare Season (VIC)

“Now is the winter of our discontent” While the other side of Shakespeare’s birth/death day and sinking temperatures lead to slightly fewer shows, this coming months still offers a host evenings curled up at a theatre, cinema or even concert hall! As a lover of the...

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Autumn Shakespeare Season (VIC)

When my creative project on Shakespeare last year spiraled into a love of the bard’s work, my first response was frustration, assuming that the only place to be able to frequently see the plays was thousands of kilometers away in the UK. I was thrilled to be...

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Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Sat
7:00 pm Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Monash Shakespeare Company @ MUST Theatre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist and existential exploration of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The play focuses on the journey of side characters Rosencrantz (Ros) and Guildenstern (Guil) as they progress through Hamlet’s plot, looking[...]
Aug
19
Sun
7:00 pm Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Monash Shakespeare Company @ MUST Theatre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist and existential exploration of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The play focuses on the journey of side characters Rosencrantz (Ros) and Guildenstern (Guil) as they progress through Hamlet’s plot, looking[...]
Aug
20
Mon
7:00 pm Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Monash Shakespeare Company @ MUST Theatre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist and existential exploration of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The play focuses on the journey of side characters Rosencrantz (Ros) and Guildenstern (Guil) as they progress through Hamlet’s plot, looking[...]
Aug
21
Tue
7:00 pm Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Monash Shakespeare Company @ MUST Theatre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist and existential exploration of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The play focuses on the journey of side characters Rosencrantz (Ros) and Guildenstern (Guil) as they progress through Hamlet’s plot, looking[...]
Aug
22
Wed
7:00 pm Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Monash Shakespeare Company @ MUST Theatre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist and existential exploration of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The play focuses on the journey of side characters Rosencrantz (Ros) and Guildenstern (Guil) as they progress through Hamlet’s plot, looking[...]
Aug
23
Thu
7:00 pm Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Monash Shakespeare Company @ MUST Theatre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist and existential exploration of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The play focuses on the journey of side characters Rosencrantz (Ros) and Guildenstern (Guil) as they progress through Hamlet’s plot, looking[...]
Aug
24
Fri
7:00 pm Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Monash Shakespeare Company @ MUST Theatre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist and existential exploration of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The play focuses on the journey of side characters Rosencrantz (Ros) and Guildenstern (Guil) as they progress through Hamlet’s plot, looking[...]
Aug
25
Sat
7:00 pm Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Monash Shakespeare Company @ MUST Theatre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist and existential exploration of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The play focuses on the journey of side characters Rosencrantz (Ros) and Guildenstern (Guil) as they progress through Hamlet’s plot, looking[...]
Sep
19
Wed
7:00 pm antony//cleopatra | Monash Shake... @ Second Story Studios
antony//cleopatra | Monash Shake... @ Second Story Studios
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
antony//cleopatra | Monash Shakespeare Company @ Second Story Studios | Collingwood | Victoria | Australia
“Fear, rage, lust, love and power. Devised from Shakespeare’s original text, antony//cleopatra is a feminist commentary on the role and power of women in a world where the word matriarch has become synonymous with tragedy.[...]
Sep
20
Thu
7:00 pm antony//cleopatra | Monash Shake... @ Second Story Studios
antony//cleopatra | Monash Shake... @ Second Story Studios
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm
antony//cleopatra | Monash Shakespeare Company @ Second Story Studios | Collingwood | Victoria | Australia
“Fear, rage, lust, love and power. Devised from Shakespeare’s original text, antony//cleopatra is a feminist commentary on the role and power of women in a world where the word matriarch has become synonymous with tragedy.[...]
Sep
21
Fri
7:00 pm antony//cleopatra | Monash Shake... @ Second Story Studios
antony//cleopatra | Monash Shake... @ Second Story Studios
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
antony//cleopatra | Monash Shakespeare Company @ Second Story Studios | Collingwood | Victoria | Australia
“Fear, rage, lust, love and power. Devised from Shakespeare’s original text, antony//cleopatra is a feminist commentary on the role and power of women in a world where the word matriarch has become synonymous with tragedy.[...]
Sep
22
Sat
7:00 pm antony//cleopatra | Monash Shake... @ Second Story Studios
antony//cleopatra | Monash Shake... @ Second Story Studios
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm
antony//cleopatra | Monash Shakespeare Company @ Second Story Studios | Collingwood | Victoria | Australia
“Fear, rage, lust, love and power. Devised from Shakespeare’s original text, antony//cleopatra is a feminist commentary on the role and power of women in a world where the word matriarch has become synonymous with tragedy.[...]

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