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...

read more

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. Partnering with Page to Stage...

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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

Sep
26
Thu
8:00 pm Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm
Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
“When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender, Coriolanus. Famine threatens the city and the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for revolution. Coriolanus must confront the[...]
Sep
27
Fri
8:00 pm Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm
Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
“When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender, Coriolanus. Famine threatens the city and the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for revolution. Coriolanus must confront the[...]
Sep
29
Sun
5:00 pm Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm
Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
“When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender, Coriolanus. Famine threatens the city and the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for revolution. Coriolanus must confront the[...]
Oct
3
Thu
8:00 pm Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm
Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
“When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender, Coriolanus. Famine threatens the city and the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for revolution. Coriolanus must confront the[...]
Oct
4
Fri
8:00 pm Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm
Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
“When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender, Coriolanus. Famine threatens the city and the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for revolution. Coriolanus must confront the[...]
Oct
5
Sat
8:00 pm Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm
Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
“When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender, Coriolanus. Famine threatens the city and the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for revolution. Coriolanus must confront the[...]
Oct
6
Sun
2:00 pm Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm
Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
“When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender, Coriolanus. Famine threatens the city and the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for revolution. Coriolanus must confront the[...]
Oct
9
Wed
6:30 pm Macbeth | Monash MPavilion @ Monash Mpavilion
Macbeth | Monash MPavilion @ Monash Mpavilion
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm
Macbeth | Monash MPavilion @ Monash Mpavilion
Bloody. Bold. Resolute. 🗡️👑🔮 Out of the wreckage of a brutal war, Macbeth rises to power. Ancient forces foreshadow his future, yet it is his wife who provokes it into being. “Desire blurs reality, propelling[...]
Oct
10
Thu
2:30 pm Macbeth | Monash MPavilion @ Monash Mpavilion
Macbeth | Monash MPavilion @ Monash Mpavilion
Oct 10 @ 2:30 pm
Macbeth | Monash MPavilion @ Monash Mpavilion
Bloody. Bold. Resolute. 🗡️👑🔮 Out of the wreckage of a brutal war, Macbeth rises to power. Ancient forces foreshadow his future, yet it is his wife who provokes it into being. “Desire blurs reality, propelling[...]
6:30 pm Macbeth | Monash MPavilion @ Monash Mpavilion
Macbeth | Monash MPavilion @ Monash Mpavilion
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm
Macbeth | Monash MPavilion @ Monash Mpavilion
Bloody. Bold. Resolute. 🗡️👑🔮 Out of the wreckage of a brutal war, Macbeth rises to power. Ancient forces foreshadow his future, yet it is his wife who provokes it into being. “Desire blurs reality, propelling[...]
Oct
11
Fri
6:30 pm Macbeth | Monash MPavilion @ Monash Mpavilion
Macbeth | Monash MPavilion @ Monash Mpavilion
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm
Macbeth | Monash MPavilion @ Monash Mpavilion
Bloody. Bold. Resolute. 🗡️👑🔮 Out of the wreckage of a brutal war, Macbeth rises to power. Ancient forces foreshadow his future, yet it is his wife who provokes it into being. “Desire blurs reality, propelling[...]
Nov
9
Sat
1:00 pm Midsummer Nights Dream | NT Live @ Cinema Nova
Midsummer Nights Dream | NT Live @ Cinema Nova
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm
“A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with[...]

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