Love’s Labour’s Lost | Melbourne Shakespeare Company

Coming into their fourth year, Melbourne Shakespeare Company's fast-paced, lively and vibrant musical takes to Shakespeare are consistently hilarious and unique. But their takes on the more obscure plays, buried in the back of collected editions and rarely seeing the...

Twelfth Night | Melbourne Shakespeare Company

Melbourne Shakespeare Company's unique, lively approach to Shakespeare continues in their summer season, working through mistaken identity and playful plots in Twelfth Night. Following shipwrecked and separated twins Viola and Sebastian, they trade roles as Viola...

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...

Latest ShakespeareOz Reviews

Twelfth Night | Melbourne Shakespeare Company

Melbourne Shakespeare Company's unique, lively approach to Shakespeare continues in their summer season, working through mistaken identity and playful plots in Twelfth Night. Following shipwrecked and separated twins Viola and Sebastian, they trade roles as Viola...

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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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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

Mar
21
Thu
7:30 pm Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare Und... @ Ripponlea House and Gardens
Mar 21 @ 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
23
Sat
3:00 pm Much Ado About Nothing | Ozact @ Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Much Ado About Nothing | Ozact @ Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Mar 23 @ 3:00 pm
Much Ado About Nothing | Ozact @ Williamstown Botanic Gardens
‘In MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING the road to ‘true love’ never does run smooth. This is Shakespeare’s strategic guide to the ‘battle between the sexes’, loaded with comic incident; bumbling security guards, squabbling brothers, and[...]
Mar
24
Sun
3:00 pm Much Ado About Nothing | Ozact @ Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Much Ado About Nothing | Ozact @ Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm
Much Ado About Nothing | Ozact @ Williamstown Botanic Gardens
‘In MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING the road to ‘true love’ never does run smooth. This is Shakespeare’s strategic guide to the ‘battle between the sexes’, loaded with comic incident; bumbling security guards, squabbling brothers, and[...]
Apr
20
Sat
1:00 pm The Tragedy of King Richard the ... @ Cinema Nova
The Tragedy of King Richard the ... @ Cinema Nova
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm
‘Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, filmed live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins,[...]
Apr
21
Sun
1:00 pm The Tragedy of King Richard the ... @ Cinema Nova
The Tragedy of King Richard the ... @ Cinema Nova
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm
‘Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, filmed live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins,[...]
Apr
23
Tue
1:00 pm The Tragedy of King Richard the ... @ Cinema Nova
The Tragedy of King Richard the ... @ Cinema Nova
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm
‘Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, filmed live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins,[...]
Apr
24
Wed
1:00 pm The Tragedy of King Richard the ... @ Cinema Nova
The Tragedy of King Richard the ... @ Cinema Nova
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm
‘Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, filmed live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins,[...]
May
4
Sat
11:00 am As You Like It | Royal Shakespea... @ Cinema Nova
As You Like It | Royal Shakespea... @ Cinema Nova
May 4 @ 11:00 am
‘Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys into a world of exile where[...]
May
5
Sun
11:00 am As You Like It | Royal Shakespea... @ Cinema Nova
As You Like It | Royal Shakespea... @ Cinema Nova
May 5 @ 11:00 am
‘Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys into a world of exile where[...]
Jun
22
Sat
11:00 am Taming of the Shrew | Royal Shak... @ Cinema Nova
Taming of the Shrew | Royal Shak... @ Cinema Nova
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am
‘In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.[...]
Jun
23
Sun
11:00 am Taming of the Shrew | Royal Shak... @ Cinema Nova
Taming of the Shrew | Royal Shak... @ Cinema Nova
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am
‘In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.[...]
Aug
17
Sat
11:00 am Measure for Measure | Royal Shak... @ Cinema Nova
Measure for Measure | Royal Shak... @ Cinema Nova
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am
‘”To whom should I complain?” When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn[...]

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