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. 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

Jul
23
Tue
4:10 pm All Is True | Kenneth Branagh @ Cinema Nova
All Is True | Kenneth Branagh @ Cinema Nova
Jul 23 @ 4:10 pm
“Director and star Kenneth Branagh moves from adapting Shakespeare to playing the man himself with a convincingly world-weary edge, made all the more impressive with his deft direction of his fellow legendary thespians Judi Dench,[...]
6:30 pm Much Ado About Nothing | Bell Sh... @ Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre
Much Ado About Nothing | Bell Sh... @ Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm
Much Ado About Nothing | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre
“Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love for each other. Claudio however is quickly consumed[...]
6:30 pm Shakespeare in Love | Melbourne ... @ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
Shakespeare in Love | Melbourne ... @ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm
Shakespeare in Love | Melbourne Theatre Company @ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
“Young Will Shakespeare has a bad case of writer’s block and desperately needs a muse. His new comedy, Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter, is less than inspired and he’s running out of time to deliver[...]
Jul
24
Wed
1:00 pm Shakespeare in Love | Melbourne ... @ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
Shakespeare in Love | Melbourne ... @ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm
Shakespeare in Love | Melbourne Theatre Company @ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
“Young Will Shakespeare has a bad case of writer’s block and desperately needs a muse. His new comedy, Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter, is less than inspired and he’s running out of time to deliver[...]
4:10 pm All Is True | Kenneth Branagh @ Cinema Nova
All Is True | Kenneth Branagh @ Cinema Nova
Jul 24 @ 4:10 pm
“Director and star Kenneth Branagh moves from adapting Shakespeare to playing the man himself with a convincingly world-weary edge, made all the more impressive with his deft direction of his fellow legendary thespians Judi Dench,[...]
6:30 pm Much Ado About Nothing | Bell Sh... @ Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre
Much Ado About Nothing | Bell Sh... @ Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm
Much Ado About Nothing | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre
“Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love for each other. Claudio however is quickly consumed[...]
8:00 pm Shakespeare in Love | Melbourne ... @ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
Shakespeare in Love | Melbourne ... @ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm
Shakespeare in Love | Melbourne Theatre Company @ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
“Young Will Shakespeare has a bad case of writer’s block and desperately needs a muse. His new comedy, Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter, is less than inspired and he’s running out of time to deliver[...]
Jul
25
Thu
7:30 pm Much Ado About Nothing | Bell Sh... @ Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre
Much Ado About Nothing | Bell Sh... @ Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm
Much Ado About Nothing | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre
“Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love for each other. Claudio however is quickly consumed[...]
8:00 pm Shakespeare in Love | Melbourne ... @ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
Shakespeare in Love | Melbourne ... @ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm
Shakespeare in Love | Melbourne Theatre Company @ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
“Young Will Shakespeare has a bad case of writer’s block and desperately needs a muse. His new comedy, Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter, is less than inspired and he’s running out of time to deliver[...]
Jul
26
Fri
7:30 pm Much Ado About Nothing | Bell Sh... @ Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre
Much Ado About Nothing | Bell Sh... @ Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm
Much Ado About Nothing | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre
“Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love for each other. Claudio however is quickly consumed[...]
8:00 pm Shakespeare in Love | Melbourne ... @ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
Shakespeare in Love | Melbourne ... @ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm
Shakespeare in Love | Melbourne Theatre Company @ Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
“Young Will Shakespeare has a bad case of writer’s block and desperately needs a muse. His new comedy, Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter, is less than inspired and he’s running out of time to deliver[...]
Jul
27
Sat
2:00 pm Much Ado About Nothing | Bell Sh... @ Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre
Much Ado About Nothing | Bell Sh... @ Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm
Much Ado About Nothing | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre
“Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love for each other. Claudio however is quickly consumed[...]

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