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

Apr
26
Thu
7:30 pm Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shak... @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shak... @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm
Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre | Southbank | Victoria | Australia
‘The most famous couple that ever lived. Antony and Cleopatra.In the ruthless, ever-expanding empire of Rome, Shakespeare creates an astonishing portrait of a love too great for the world. Mark Antony is a hero in[...]
7:30 pm Much Ado About Nothing | Monash ... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Much Ado About Nothing | Monash ... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm
Much Ado About Nothing | Monash Shakespeare Company @ MUST Theatre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
“At an exotic company retreat, the hardworking employees of the Messina Company have a chance to sit back and relax. As tensions build, Benedick and Beatrice – loving their hate for each other – are[...]
Apr
27
Fri
7:30 pm Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shak... @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shak... @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm
Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre | Southbank | Victoria | Australia
‘The most famous couple that ever lived. Antony and Cleopatra.In the ruthless, ever-expanding empire of Rome, Shakespeare creates an astonishing portrait of a love too great for the world. Mark Antony is a hero in[...]
7:30 pm Much Ado About Nothing | Monash ... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Much Ado About Nothing | Monash ... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm
Much Ado About Nothing | Monash Shakespeare Company @ MUST Theatre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
“At an exotic company retreat, the hardworking employees of the Messina Company have a chance to sit back and relax. As tensions build, Benedick and Beatrice – loving their hate for each other – are[...]
7:30 pm The Tempest (Shakespeare on the ... @ Stratford Courthouse Theatre
The Tempest (Shakespeare on the ... @ Stratford Courthouse Theatre
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm
The Tempest (Shakespeare on the River Festival) @ Stratford Courthouse Theatre | Stratford | Victoria | Australia
‘For Prospero, Time does not heal all wounds. After being usurped as the Duke of Milan by his brother, Prospero and his daughter Miranda found refuge in a small harsh and exotic land. Twelve years[...]
Apr
28
Sat
2:00 pm Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shak... @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shak... @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm
Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre | Southbank | Victoria | Australia
‘The most famous couple that ever lived. Antony and Cleopatra.In the ruthless, ever-expanding empire of Rome, Shakespeare creates an astonishing portrait of a love too great for the world. Mark Antony is a hero in[...]
5:00 pm The Tempest (Shakespeare on the ... @ Stratford Courthouse Theatre
The Tempest (Shakespeare on the ... @ Stratford Courthouse Theatre
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm
The Tempest (Shakespeare on the River Festival) @ Stratford Courthouse Theatre | Stratford | Victoria | Australia
‘For Prospero, Time does not heal all wounds. After being usurped as the Duke of Milan by his brother, Prospero and his daughter Miranda found refuge in a small harsh and exotic land. Twelve years[...]
7:30 pm Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shak... @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shak... @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm
Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre | Southbank | Victoria | Australia
‘The most famous couple that ever lived. Antony and Cleopatra.In the ruthless, ever-expanding empire of Rome, Shakespeare creates an astonishing portrait of a love too great for the world. Mark Antony is a hero in[...]
7:30 pm Bard’s Banquet: Under the Sea (S... @ Mechanics Hall, Hobson Street Stratford
Bard’s Banquet: Under the Sea (S... @ Mechanics Hall, Hobson Street Stratford
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm
‘A long standing festival tradition; revellers come together to eat, drink, be merry and be entertained. We know festival goers love the chance to dress up, so we want you to embrace our seafaring theme.[...]
7:30 pm Much Ado About Nothing | Monash ... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Much Ado About Nothing | Monash ... @ MUST Theatre, Monash University
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm
Much Ado About Nothing | Monash Shakespeare Company @ MUST Theatre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
“At an exotic company retreat, the hardworking employees of the Messina Company have a chance to sit back and relax. As tensions build, Benedick and Beatrice – loving their hate for each other – are[...]
Apr
29
Sun
4:00 pm Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shak... @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shak... @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm
Antony and Cleopatra | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre | Southbank | Victoria | Australia
‘The most famous couple that ever lived. Antony and Cleopatra.In the ruthless, ever-expanding empire of Rome, Shakespeare creates an astonishing portrait of a love too great for the world. Mark Antony is a hero in[...]
May
1
Tue
1:00 pm Romeo and Juliet | Stratford Pri... @ Mechanics Hall
Romeo and Juliet | Stratford Pri... @ Mechanics Hall
May 1 @ 1:00 pm
Romeo and Juliet | Stratford Primary School & St Patrick's Primary School @ Mechanics Hall | Stratford | Victoria | Australia
‘Two schools both alike in dignity. In fair Verona where we set our scene. Stratford Primary School and St Patrick’s Primary School invite you all to Verona’s party of the year. Expect the unexpected; Brawling,[...]

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