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

Jun
29
Fri
7:30 pm Romeo and Juliet | Fresh Theatre @ Woodstock Theatre, Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre
Romeo and Juliet | Fresh Theatre @ Woodstock Theatre, Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm
Romeo and Juliet | Fresh Theatre @ Woodstock Theatre, Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre | South Morang | Victoria | Australia
Description pending
8:00 pm Shakin’ It Up | Fresh Theatre @ Truth & Liberation Concern
Shakin’ It Up | Fresh Theatre @ Truth & Liberation Concern
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Shakin' It Up | Fresh Theatre @ Truth & Liberation Concern | Bayswater North | Victoria | Australia
“Fresh Theatre For Social Change is for young people in the local community and aims to provide a forum for self-expression and social engagement. Fresh is an applied theatre program in which the outcome is[...]
Jun
30
Sat
7:30 pm Romeo and Juliet | Fresh Theatre @ Woodstock Theatre, Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre
Romeo and Juliet | Fresh Theatre @ Woodstock Theatre, Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm
Romeo and Juliet | Fresh Theatre @ Woodstock Theatre, Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre | South Morang | Victoria | Australia
Description pending
8:00 pm Shakin’ It Up | Fresh Theatre @ Truth & Liberation Concern
Shakin’ It Up | Fresh Theatre @ Truth & Liberation Concern
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
Shakin' It Up | Fresh Theatre @ Truth & Liberation Concern | Bayswater North | Victoria | Australia
“Fresh Theatre For Social Change is for young people in the local community and aims to provide a forum for self-expression and social engagement. Fresh is an applied theatre program in which the outcome is[...]
Jul
1
Sun
8:00 pm Shakin’ It Up | Fresh Theatre @ Truth & Liberation Concern
Shakin’ It Up | Fresh Theatre @ Truth & Liberation Concern
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm
Shakin' It Up | Fresh Theatre @ Truth & Liberation Concern | Bayswater North | Victoria | Australia
“Fresh Theatre For Social Change is for young people in the local community and aims to provide a forum for self-expression and social engagement. Fresh is an applied theatre program in which the outcome is[...]
Jul
18
Wed
7:30 pm Julius Caesar | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Julius Caesar | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm
Julius Caesar | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre | Southbank | Victoria | Australia
‘Brutus is suspicious. Cassius is conspiring. Caesar’s days are numbered. Loved by the people, Caesar’s power is growing –which is dangerous if you live in a world driven by ego and idealism. Those that rise[...]
Jul
19
Thu
7:30 pm Julius Caesar | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Julius Caesar | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm
Julius Caesar | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre | Southbank | Victoria | Australia
‘Brutus is suspicious. Cassius is conspiring. Caesar’s days are numbered. Loved by the people, Caesar’s power is growing –which is dangerous if you live in a world driven by ego and idealism. Those that rise[...]
Jul
20
Fri
7:30 pm Julius Caesar | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Julius Caesar | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm
Julius Caesar | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre | Southbank | Victoria | Australia
‘Brutus is suspicious. Cassius is conspiring. Caesar’s days are numbered. Loved by the people, Caesar’s power is growing –which is dangerous if you live in a world driven by ego and idealism. Those that rise[...]
Jul
21
Sat
1:00 pm Macbeth | NT Live @ Cinema Nova
Macbeth | NT Live @ Cinema Nova
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm
‘Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepennny Opera, London Road) will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Annre-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) will return to the National Theatre to play[...]
2:00 pm Julius Caesar | Bell Shakespeare... @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Julius Caesar | Bell Shakespeare... @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm
Julius Caesar | Bell Shakespeare (CAPTIONED) @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre | Southbank | Victoria | Australia
‘Brutus is suspicious. Cassius is conspiring. Caesar’s days are numbered. Loved by the people, Caesar’s power is growing –which is dangerous if you live in a world driven by ego and idealism. Those that rise[...]
7:30 pm Julius Caesar | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Julius Caesar | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm
Julius Caesar | Bell Shakespeare @ Fairfax Studio, Melbourne Arts Centre | Southbank | Victoria | Australia
‘Brutus is suspicious. Cassius is conspiring. Caesar’s days are numbered. Loved by the people, Caesar’s power is growing –which is dangerous if you live in a world driven by ego and idealism. Those that rise[...]
Jul
22
Sun
1:00 pm Macbeth | NT Live @ Cinema Nova
Macbeth | NT Live @ Cinema Nova
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm
‘Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepennny Opera, London Road) will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Annre-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) will return to the National Theatre to play[...]

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