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

Nov
15
Thu
7:30 pm Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit inco... @ Bluestone Church Arts Space
Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit inco... @ Bluestone Church Arts Space
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm
Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit incorperated @ Bluestone Church Arts Space | Footscray | Victoria | Australia
“So you think you know Hamlet? #WitOphelia The King is dead, the Queen has married his brother, the Prince is a hazard and the new King is a puppet. Meanwhile, Ophelia tries to please. Ophelia[...]
8:00 pm The Hamlet Apocalypse | The Dang... @ Theatre Works
The Hamlet Apocalypse | The Dang... @ Theatre Works
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Hamlet Apocalypse | The Danger Ensemble @ Theatre Works | Saint Kilda | Victoria | Australia
‘Ensemble have relocated to Melbourne and introduce themselves with their award winning production, The Hamlet Apocalypse. ★★★★★ – The Age ★★★★★ – ArtsHub ★★★★.5 – Daily Review “This is one of those rare plays that[...]
Nov
16
Fri
7:30 pm Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit inco... @ Bluestone Church Arts Space
Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit inco... @ Bluestone Church Arts Space
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit incorperated @ Bluestone Church Arts Space | Footscray | Victoria | Australia
“So you think you know Hamlet? #WitOphelia The King is dead, the Queen has married his brother, the Prince is a hazard and the new King is a puppet. Meanwhile, Ophelia tries to please. Ophelia[...]
8:00 pm The Hamlet Apocalypse | The Dang... @ Theatre Works
The Hamlet Apocalypse | The Dang... @ Theatre Works
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm
The Hamlet Apocalypse | The Danger Ensemble @ Theatre Works | Saint Kilda | Victoria | Australia
‘Ensemble have relocated to Melbourne and introduce themselves with their award winning production, The Hamlet Apocalypse. ★★★★★ – The Age ★★★★★ – ArtsHub ★★★★.5 – Daily Review “This is one of those rare plays that[...]
Nov
17
Sat
7:30 pm Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit inco... @ Bluestone Church Arts Space
Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit inco... @ Bluestone Church Arts Space
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm
Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit incorperated @ Bluestone Church Arts Space | Footscray | Victoria | Australia
“So you think you know Hamlet? #WitOphelia The King is dead, the Queen has married his brother, the Prince is a hazard and the new King is a puppet. Meanwhile, Ophelia tries to please. Ophelia[...]
8:00 pm The Hamlet Apocalypse | The Dang... @ Theatre Works
The Hamlet Apocalypse | The Dang... @ Theatre Works
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm
The Hamlet Apocalypse | The Danger Ensemble @ Theatre Works | Saint Kilda | Victoria | Australia
‘Ensemble have relocated to Melbourne and introduce themselves with their award winning production, The Hamlet Apocalypse. ★★★★★ – The Age ★★★★★ – ArtsHub ★★★★.5 – Daily Review “This is one of those rare plays that[...]
Nov
18
Sun
3:00 pm Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit inco... @ Bluestone Church Arts Space
Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit inco... @ Bluestone Church Arts Space
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm
Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit incorperated @ Bluestone Church Arts Space | Footscray | Victoria | Australia
“So you think you know Hamlet? #WitOphelia The King is dead, the Queen has married his brother, the Prince is a hazard and the new King is a puppet. Meanwhile, Ophelia tries to please. Ophelia[...]
5:00 pm The Hamlet Apocalypse | The Dang... @ Theatre Works
The Hamlet Apocalypse | The Dang... @ Theatre Works
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm
The Hamlet Apocalypse | The Danger Ensemble @ Theatre Works | Saint Kilda | Victoria | Australia
‘Ensemble have relocated to Melbourne and introduce themselves with their award winning production, The Hamlet Apocalypse. ★★★★★ – The Age ★★★★★ – ArtsHub ★★★★.5 – Daily Review “This is one of those rare plays that[...]
Nov
22
Thu
7:30 pm Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit inco... @ Bluestone Church Arts Space
Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit inco... @ Bluestone Church Arts Space
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm
Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit incorperated @ Bluestone Church Arts Space | Footscray | Victoria | Australia
“So you think you know Hamlet? #WitOphelia The King is dead, the Queen has married his brother, the Prince is a hazard and the new King is a puppet. Meanwhile, Ophelia tries to please. Ophelia[...]
Nov
23
Fri
7:30 pm Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit inco... @ Bluestone Church Arts Space
Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit inco... @ Bluestone Church Arts Space
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm
Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit incorperated @ Bluestone Church Arts Space | Footscray | Victoria | Australia
“So you think you know Hamlet? #WitOphelia The King is dead, the Queen has married his brother, the Prince is a hazard and the new King is a puppet. Meanwhile, Ophelia tries to please. Ophelia[...]
Nov
24
Sat
7:30 pm Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit inco... @ Bluestone Church Arts Space
Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit inco... @ Bluestone Church Arts Space
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm
Ophelia Thinks Harder | wit incorperated @ Bluestone Church Arts Space | Footscray | Victoria | Australia
“So you think you know Hamlet? #WitOphelia The King is dead, the Queen has married his brother, the Prince is a hazard and the new King is a puppet. Meanwhile, Ophelia tries to please. Ophelia[...]
Nov
30
Fri
8:00 pm The Macbeth Play – A Manningham ... @ Doncaster Playhouse
The Macbeth Play – A Manningham ... @ Doncaster Playhouse
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm
The Macbeth Play - A Manningham Production | Fresh Theatre @ Doncaster Playhouse | Doncaster | Victoria | Australia
‘Fresh Theatre for Social Change is a not for profit theatre company primarily focused on achieving social change through the use of applied theatre techniques. Applied Theatre is the use of theatre to accomplish nontheatrical[...]

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