Comedy of Errors | Melbourne Shakespeare Company

Melbourne Shakespeare Company delivers their most powerful production yet, with Comedy of Errors maintaining the energy and vibrancy of their previous productions and taking it to almost surreal heights.   Jennifer Sarah Dean directs Comedy of Errors, an early...
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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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The Tempest | Melbourne Shakespeare Company

Jennifer Sarah Dean’s The Tempest is a fast-paced, energetic blend of contemporary humour and the renaissance that the Melbourne Shakespeare Company has already made their trademark as it comes to life in the beautiful backdrop of the St Kilda Botanical Gardens....
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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 ShakespeareOz Reviews

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...

read more

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...

read more

Twelfth Night | MUSC

Melbourne University Shakespeare Company promised a Twelfth Night like none you’ve experienced before, and it's delivery is terrifying. Oscar Shaw’s immersive production twists the familiar comedy into a high-stakes thriller of madness and deceit that engulfs the...

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Ajax | Burning House

Following their production of Coriolanus, Burning House continues to delve into a world of constant warfare and bloodshed with one of history’s oldest tragedies, Ajax. Set near the end of the Trojan War, the play follows Ajax’s hopeless rage when recognition for his...

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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

Aug
18
Fri
7:30 pm The Taming of the Shrew | Monash... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
The Taming of the Shrew | Monash... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Taming of the Shrew | Monash Shakespeare Company @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
Monash Shakespeare Company explores the story of the headstrong, aggressive and stubborn Katerina through the lens of second wave feminism in the 1950s, using the poorly aged aspects of the comedy as a talking point[...]
Aug
19
Sat
2:00 pm The Taming of the Shrew | Monash... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
The Taming of the Shrew | Monash... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm
The Taming of the Shrew | Monash Shakespeare Company @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
Monash Shakespeare Company explores the story of the headstrong, aggressive and stubborn Katerina through the lens of second wave feminism in the 1950s, using the poorly aged aspects of the comedy as a talking point[...]
Aug
21
Mon
7:30 pm The Taming of the Shrew | Monash... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
The Taming of the Shrew | Monash... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Taming of the Shrew | Monash Shakespeare Company @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
Monash Shakespeare Company explores the story of the headstrong, aggressive and stubborn Katerina through the lens of second wave feminism in the 1950s, using the poorly aged aspects of the comedy as a talking point[...]
Aug
22
Tue
7:30 pm The Taming of the Shrew | Monash... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
The Taming of the Shrew | Monash... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm
The Taming of the Shrew | Monash Shakespeare Company @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
Monash Shakespeare Company explores the story of the headstrong, aggressive and stubborn Katerina through the lens of second wave feminism in the 1950s, using the poorly aged aspects of the comedy as a talking point[...]
9:00 pm The Taming of the Shrew Q& A | M... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
The Taming of the Shrew Q& A | M... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
Aug 22 @ 9:00 pm
The Taming of the Shrew Q& A | Monash Shakespeare Company @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
Following their Tuesday performance, the cast and crew will discuss their decisions regarding their interpretation of Taming of the Shrew, recontextualised to the 1950s and using the poorly aged aspects of the comedy as a[...]
Aug
23
Wed
7:30 pm The Taming of the Shrew | Monash... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
The Taming of the Shrew | Monash... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm
The Taming of the Shrew | Monash Shakespeare Company @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
Monash Shakespeare Company explores the story of the headstrong, aggressive and stubborn Katerina through the lens of second wave feminism in the 1950s, using the poorly aged aspects of the comedy as a talking point[...]
Aug
24
Thu
7:30 pm The Taming of the Shrew | Monash... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
The Taming of the Shrew | Monash... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm
The Taming of the Shrew | Monash Shakespeare Company @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
Monash Shakespeare Company explores the story of the headstrong, aggressive and stubborn Katerina through the lens of second wave feminism in the 1950s, using the poorly aged aspects of the comedy as a talking point[...]
Aug
25
Fri
7:30 pm The Taming of the Shrew | Monash... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
The Taming of the Shrew | Monash... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Taming of the Shrew | Monash Shakespeare Company @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
Monash Shakespeare Company explores the story of the headstrong, aggressive and stubborn Katerina through the lens of second wave feminism in the 1950s, using the poorly aged aspects of the comedy as a talking point[...]
Aug
26
Sat
7:30 pm The Taming of the Shrew | Monash... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
The Taming of the Shrew | Monash... @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Taming of the Shrew | Monash Shakespeare Company @ The MUST Space, Ground Floor West, Campus Centre, Monash University | Clayton | Victoria | Australia
Monash Shakespeare Company explores the story of the headstrong, aggressive and stubborn Katerina through the lens of second wave feminism in the 1950s, using the poorly aged aspects of the comedy as a talking point[...]
Sep
22
Fri
8:00 pm Much Ado About Nothing | Pop Up ... @ Linlithgow Ave
Much Ado About Nothing | Pop Up ... @ Linlithgow Ave
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm
Much Ado About Nothing | Pop Up Globe @ Linlithgow Ave | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia
The Pop Up Globe comes to Melbourne, recreating a full scale model of the Globe Theatre, giving a chance to see the plays performed in the space they were written for without the airfare ticket[...]
Sep
23
Sat
11:00 am Titus Andronicus | Royal Shakesp... @ Cinema Nova
Titus Andronicus | Royal Shakesp... @ Cinema Nova
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am
In the third of their Roman season, the Royal Shakespeare Company tackles one of Shakespeare’s earliest and most graphic plays as the Roman empire devours itself. Viewers are advised that this production contains graphic violence[...]
2:30 pm Much Ado About Nothing | Pop Up ... @ Linlithgow Ave
Much Ado About Nothing | Pop Up ... @ Linlithgow Ave
Sep 23 @ 2:30 pm
Much Ado About Nothing | Pop Up Globe @ Linlithgow Ave | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia
The Pop Up Globe comes to Melbourne, recreating a full scale model of the Globe Theatre, giving a chance to see the plays performed in the space they were written for without the airfare ticket[...]

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