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

Feb
24
Sun
7:00 pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Esse... @ Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, St Ives
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Esse... @ Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, St Ives
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm
A Midsummer Night's Dream | Essential Theatre (NSW) @ Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, St Ives | Saint Ives | New South Wales | Australia
‘“I have had a most rare dream” Act IV Sc i A Midsummer Night’s Dream is touring to wineries and gardens across Australia as part of our 17th Shakespeare in the Vines season. This magical[...]
Mar
4
Mon
7:30 pm Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm
Romeo & Juliet - Shakespeare Under The Stars | Australian Shakespeare Company @ Ripponlea House and Gardens | Elsternwick | Victoria | Australia
‘Romeo and Juliet – enjoy a night of theatre under the stars with a blanket, chardonnay and friends A timeless classic celebrating the joy of young love, the power of family, the value of friends[...]
Mar
5
Tue
7:30 pm Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm
Romeo & Juliet - Shakespeare Under The Stars | Australian Shakespeare Company @ Ripponlea House and Gardens | Elsternwick | Victoria | Australia
‘Romeo and Juliet – enjoy a night of theatre under the stars with a blanket, chardonnay and friends A timeless classic celebrating the joy of young love, the power of family, the value of friends[...]
Mar
6
Wed
7:30 pm Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm
Romeo & Juliet - Shakespeare Under The Stars | Australian Shakespeare Company @ Ripponlea House and Gardens | Elsternwick | Victoria | Australia
‘Romeo and Juliet – enjoy a night of theatre under the stars with a blanket, chardonnay and friends A timeless classic celebrating the joy of young love, the power of family, the value of friends[...]
Mar
7
Thu
7:30 pm Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm
Romeo & Juliet - Shakespeare Under The Stars | Australian Shakespeare Company @ Ripponlea House and Gardens | Elsternwick | Victoria | Australia
‘Romeo and Juliet – enjoy a night of theatre under the stars with a blanket, chardonnay and friends A timeless classic celebrating the joy of young love, the power of family, the value of friends[...]
Mar
11
Mon
7:30 pm Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm
Romeo & Juliet - Shakespeare Under The Stars | Australian Shakespeare Company @ Ripponlea House and Gardens | Elsternwick | Victoria | Australia
‘Romeo and Juliet – enjoy a night of theatre under the stars with a blanket, chardonnay and friends A timeless classic celebrating the joy of young love, the power of family, the value of friends[...]
Mar
12
Tue
7:30 pm Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm
Romeo & Juliet - Shakespeare Under The Stars | Australian Shakespeare Company @ Ripponlea House and Gardens | Elsternwick | Victoria | Australia
‘Romeo and Juliet – enjoy a night of theatre under the stars with a blanket, chardonnay and friends A timeless classic celebrating the joy of young love, the power of family, the value of friends[...]
Mar
13
Wed
7:30 pm Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm
Romeo & Juliet - Shakespeare Under The Stars | Australian Shakespeare Company @ Ripponlea House and Gardens | Elsternwick | Victoria | Australia
‘Romeo and Juliet – enjoy a night of theatre under the stars with a blanket, chardonnay and friends A timeless classic celebrating the joy of young love, the power of family, the value of friends[...]
Mar
14
Thu
7:30 pm Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm
Romeo & Juliet - Shakespeare Under The Stars | Australian Shakespeare Company @ Ripponlea House and Gardens | Elsternwick | Victoria | Australia
‘Romeo and Juliet – enjoy a night of theatre under the stars with a blanket, chardonnay and friends A timeless classic celebrating the joy of young love, the power of family, the value of friends[...]
Mar
18
Mon
7:30 pm Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm
Romeo & Juliet - Shakespeare Under The Stars | Australian Shakespeare Company @ Ripponlea House and Gardens | Elsternwick | Victoria | Australia
‘Romeo and Juliet – enjoy a night of theatre under the stars with a blanket, chardonnay and friends A timeless classic celebrating the joy of young love, the power of family, the value of friends[...]
Mar
19
Tue
7:30 pm Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm
Romeo & Juliet - Shakespeare Under The Stars | Australian Shakespeare Company @ Ripponlea House and Gardens | Elsternwick | Victoria | Australia
‘Romeo and Juliet – enjoy a night of theatre under the stars with a blanket, chardonnay and friends A timeless classic celebrating the joy of young love, the power of family, the value of friends[...]
Mar
20
Wed
7:30 pm Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm
Romeo & Juliet - Shakespeare Under The Stars | Australian Shakespeare Company @ Ripponlea House and Gardens | Elsternwick | Victoria | Australia
‘Romeo and Juliet – enjoy a night of theatre under the stars with a blanket, chardonnay and friends A timeless classic celebrating the joy of young love, the power of family, the value of friends[...]

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